Barclays Capital yesterday announced the launch of its Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equities research division and revealed six major hires in Hong Kong.
“This is an integral part of the strategic build-out of the firm’s equity platform in Asia-Pacific, which is one of Barclays Capital’s key priorities in the region this year,” said the investment banking unit of UK-based Barclays Bank, in a statement.
Kirk Yang has joined as managing director and head of technology hardware research. Previously, he held the same position at Nomura, and was also a highly ranked head of Asia technology hardware research at Citigroup between 2002 and 2008.
Another former Citi employee, Andrew Lu, has been appointed...