Barclays hire

Barclays hires Taiwan investment banking head

Former chairman of EasyCard and J.P. Morgan veteran IC Liu will take over the running of Barclays' investment banking business in Taiwan.

Barclays has hired IC Liu as head of investment banking for Taiwan, almost a year after Gary Kuo left to join Citi as vice-chairman of Asia global banking.

Based in Taipei, Liu will play a key role in building and maintaining client relationships in Taiwan. He is the third person to fill the role since last year, after YT Du left early in 2011 to become vice-chairman of Nan Shan Life Insurance.

Since 2009, Barclays has been trying to build a regional equities franchise almost from scratch and an MA team out of a small base, first hiring Matthew Ginsburg as head of Asia investment...

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