Equity Capital Markets

Barclays hires 450 in equity since autumn

Barclays Capital has hired 450 bankers to strengthen its equity business in Europe and Asia since the autumn, as it aims to become a top three player in Europe by 2011. It is 18th in European ECM league tables at present.

Standard Chartered appoints MENA head

On September 1, David Law will join Standard Chartered as the managing director and regional head of the origination and client coverage (OCC) team for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Law will report to V. Shankar, member of the Standard Chartered group management committee and group head of origination and client coverage.