BARCLAYS DEVELOP APAC SQUAD – Barclays have hired Matt Pecot, formerly at Credit Suisse, as Head of Equities Business in Asia Pacific. After the stuttering of Barclays’ Cash Equity business in 2016 in the APAC region, Pecot will be overseeing Barclays’ Equity Sales and Trading activities, which primarily focuses on Derivatives. Dainton, Stephen, Global Head of Equities at Barclays said “We remain focused on areas that are aligned with our existing strategy and in businesses where there are clear, competitive advantages. We have strong business in Asia and I am confident Matt will build out our equity derivatives and equity financing offerings in the region as we look to increase market share and profitability.” Earlier on in the year Barclays also hired Naseer Al-Khudairi, to lead its Global Electronic Equities Operations. Barclays certainly on the up. #SpartanInternational