Barclays Capital Appoints Jeff Walker as Head of Insurance Coverage, Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific


Hong Kong, 9 November 2011 - Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, today announces the appointment of Jeff Walker as Managing Director, Head of Insurance, Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Walker will have responsibility for leading the origination of strategic, financing and risk management transactions for Barclays Capital’s insurance clients in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Walker joins Barclays Capital from Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong as Managing Director and Head of Insurance, Asia Pacific. Previously, he was the CEO of Prudential Assurance in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Prudential Assurance, Mr Walker spent most of his career at New York Life, most recently as President and CEO of New York Life Hong Kong.

On the appointment, Helge Weiner-Trapness, Head of the Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group, commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Jeff on board. Jeff adds a unique, differentiated combination of operational and investment banking experience in the insurance industry. His vast knowledge, expertise and relationships will be a valuable asset for our important insurance clients.”

About Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs 25,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

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