Barclays makes investment banking hires

Sources say the UK firm has hired Peter Ding and Gary Kuo from Morgan Stanley as co-heads of investment banking for Greater China, while it also announces the addition of Vanessa Koo from Goldman and James Lim from BNP Paribas.

Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of UK-based Barclays Bank, has poached two senior bankers from Morgan Stanley to head up its Greater China investment banking business, according to sources.

Peter Ding, who was named co-head of mergers and acquisitions for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan at Morgan Stanley only a month ago, will join his former boss Ed King who is also expected to start at Barclays after leaving Morgan Stanley in early June. Ding and Samuel Kim were appointed co-heads of MA to replace King when he left.

Barclays has also hired Gary Kuo, Morgan Stanley's country head for Taiwan and head of Taiwan investment banking, who has been with the US firm...

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