Barclays hires former-Goldman Sachs banker

3 March 2010

Barclays Capital has appointed an ex-employee of Goldman Sachs to lead its corporate finance department in the Asia-Pacific.

Johan Leven, former head of Asian mergers and acquisition at the investment bank’s rival, will be employed as managing director and co-head of corporate finance at Barclays Capital, Asia-Pacific.

He will work with Richard Gallivan on leading the unit.

Matthew Ginsburg, head of Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific, said: “I am delighted to welcome Johan to the team. He brings with him more than a decade of valuable experience in Asia-Pacific, and an excellent track record of building businesses.

“He will significantly enhance the firm’s strong investment banking platform and our ability to serve our clients in the region.”

Mr Leven began his career with Goldman Sachs in 1990 where he worked in a number of management roles.

His positions with the firm included co-head of mergers & acquisitions, Asia Ex-Japan and co-head of the Financial Sponsors group.

Barclays Capital recently launched nine new iPath® Exchange Traded Notes on electronic trading platform Deutsche Boerse.

By Jim Ottewill

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