May.19.2022, Singapore ------ As a British universal bank, Barclays continues to build on its leading position and invest in growing its Asia Pacific franchise, the firm announced that it has appointed Hossein Zaimi as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Hossein will be responsible for driving the firm’s APAC Markets business and lead the teams in the region to deliver best-in-class products and service offerings to its clients. He will report functionally to Adeel Khan and Stephen Dainton, Co-Heads of Global Markets, and regionally to Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays, Asia Pacific.
“It is critical to our growth plan that we continue to build great teams and bring in strong leaders. Hossein is widely respected and equally recognised by peers and clients as one of the leading figures in the industry and we’re very excited to have him join Barclays to further grow our franchise in APAC,” says Adeel Khan.
Barclays traces its ancestry back to two goldsmith bankers, John Freame and Thomas Gould, who were doing business in Lombard Street, London in 1690. In 1736, Freame’s son, Joseph took his brother-in-law, James Barclay on as a partner, and the name has remained a constant presence in the business ever since.
The firm was built over centuries. its longevity is an extraordinary achievement, especially against the backdrop of multiple financial crises, international conflicts, and the agricultural, industrial and now technological revolutions
Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of UK, Europe and the Americas. Barclays in Asia Pacific is headed by Jaideep Khanna; its regional Investment Banking, Global Markets and Corporate Banking business is respectively led by Vanessa Koo, Anthony Davies, and Pushkaraj Gumaste.