Valenzuela joins BarCap in key equities distribution role

Barclays Capital strengthens its equities distribution capabilities in the region by adding veteran banker Adrian Valenzuela.

Barclays Capital yesterday announced that Adrian Valenzuela has started work at the bank as head of equities liquid markets distribution for Asia-Pacific.
Valenzuela joins BarCap at the level of managing director and will be based in Hong Kong. He will report to Richard Cunningham, head of equities distribution; Philippe El-Asmar, head of distribution for Asia-Pacific; and Siggi Thorkelsson, head of equities for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Asia-Pacific.
Valenzuela is responsible for the distribution teams covering all modes of equity execution in the region, across cash, programmes, and electronic, as well as convertibles and equity-flow derivatives.

Until last year he worked with J.P. Morgan in London, where he was global co-head of cash equity sales and equity derivative investor sales. He joined J.P. Morgan from Merrill Lynch in 2007, in a newly created role as head of equity derivatives flow marketing, covering hedge funds and asset management clients for EMEA. During his 19-year career he has also worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

“[Valenzuela’s] arrival is a notable milestone in the continued strategic expansion of the firm’s Asia-Pacific equities franchise,” said El-Asmar in a statement. “His proven expertise in building top-ranked businesses and strong client relationships make him the ideal candidate to drive forward this important part of our regional client offering.”

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