Barclays appoints Matt Pecot as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific

Barclays has announced the appointment of Matt Pecot as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific, in addition to his current role as Head of Equities for Asia Pacific. Matt will continue to be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Stephen Dainton, Head of Global Markets.

Pecot is responsible for driving and leading the Asia Pacific Markets business which focuses on Credit, Equities (including Derivatives, Prime and Cash Electronic Execution Services) and Macro in markets including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

Pecot joined Barclays in 2018 as Head of Equities, where he was responsible for leading the franchise in Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Equities business is part of Barclays’ global equity offering of equity financing and derivatives solutions as well as maintains electronic execution-only services for Global Cash Equities.

With close to 25 years of industry experience, Pecot was Head of Prime Services and Head of Equities Distribution at Credit Suisse in Asia Pacific prior to joining Barclays. He had managed the client-facing teams across Cash, Derivatives, and Prime, and was instrumental in the team achieving a top two position in Prime Services.

Stephen Dainton commented:

“Since joining Barclays, Matt has established a good momentum in the equities business. We are very confident that his appointment will continue to drive our Markets business forward in Asia Pacific, a region that is an important part of Barclays’ global network.”

Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays for Asia Pacific added

"With his deep knowledge of the Markets business and strong track record, Pecot will be a great addition to the Asia Pacific leadership team. This key appointment demonstrates our strong focus on continuing to invest for growth in the region.”

Notes for Editors:

Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of Europe and the Americas. In Asia Pacific, Barclays International has a presence in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India, China and Australia. Geographically, India is also home to a major part of our global Operations and Technology services.