BarCap names Ed King head of M&A

Ed King, who jumped ship from Morgan Stanley to Barclays Capital in June, will head M&A for the British investment bank, while Jason Rynbeck will become vice-chairman.

Barclays Capital yesterday clarified how mergers and acquisitions advisory in the region will be handled from now on. Edward King will serve as head of MA for Asia-Pacific, while Jason Rynbeck, the previous head, will become vice-chairman for MA.

BarCap poached Ed King from Morgan Stanley in June. In making this move, King followed his former Morgan Stanley colleague, Matthew Ginsburg, who joined BarCap last year as head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific.

Sources said that after serving his gardening leave, King came on board around a month ago. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, of which the past 11 were at...

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