BARCLAYS BULKS UP EQUITIES TEAM – Barclays makes a major hire from rival Credit Suisse. Barclays have recruited a very senior member of the Credit Suisse Electronic Trading division, this move comes as the bank tries to strengthen their European Equities Franchise. Matthew Cousens resigned from his position at Credit Suisse as Co-Head of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Credit Suisse’s Electronic Trading Division and is heading to Barclays, according to people close to the matter. Cousens will be joining Barclays as Head of Execution Sales for EMEA and will start in September. Cousens will be reporting to @Naseer Al-Khudairi, who used to work with Cousens at Credit Suisse whilst Head of Electronic Trading. #SpartanInternational