Barclays head of Asia debt syndicate Ken Lee resigns

Kenneth Lee, head of debt syndicate Asia Pacific at Barclays, resigned last week and is off to start his own hedge fund.

Kenneth Lee, Asia-Pacific head of debt syndicate at Barclays, resigned last week. Lee was something of a fixture on the bank’s syndicate desk, having worked at the firm for a decade. He joined in 2003, a difficult time in Asia due to Sars, and played a role in helping it grow from a house that was focused mainly on sovereign bonds to one with a broader footprint in debt.

He is leaving to start up his own hedge fund that is dedicated to Asia bonds, but will be on gardening leave until August. Lee, who headed both bonds and loans syndicate at the bank, was based in Singapore up...

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