Barclays beefs up its Asia research team

The UK-based bank appoints Sudeep Sarma as head of Asia research and Bhavtosh Vajpayee as head of equity research Asia ex-Japan.

Barclays has beefed up its research team in Asia by appointing Sudeep Sarma as head of Asia-Pacific research and Bhavtosh Vajpayee as head of equity research Asia ex-Japan.

The moves within the UK-based bank follow the appointment of Jon Scoffin to head of equity research, which will see him move to New York.

Scoffin effectively handled both roles following the departure of equity research head Stephen O’Sullivan in 2012, leaving that position vacant for two years.

Barclays told FinanceAsia that Scoffin was considered to have enough Asian experience to perform the two roles.

Sarma, who in his new role...

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