Barclays promotes Aram to head Asia credit trading

The British bank has promoted Alex Aram to head its credit trading desk for Asia as it unifies high-yield, investment grade and distressed debt under one umbrella.
Alex Aram of Barclays
Alex Aram of Barclays

Barclays has promoted Alex Aram as head of credit trading operations for Asia Pacific alongside the appointment of two new directors, according to a memo sent to staff on Monday and seen by FinanceAsia

The two directors were recruited from Standard Chartered

The promotion and appointments underscore the UK Bank’s desire to expand its credit trading business, widening coverage of investment grade, high-yield and distressed debt in the region under a unified structure

Aram previously led the bank’s distressed debt business in the region, as well as convertible bond trading for equities

“We have made good progress in Asia Pacific credit his year,"  Aram said in the memo "Sales have aligned with our Asia credit...

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