In one of the worst sell-offs since the European sovereign crisis in 2011, PMs and private banks took cue from the Fed's QE exit hints to cut their bond portfolios significantly.
In an exclusive interview, the former head of DBS Asset Management talks about her senior relationship management post at the UK bank and what brought her back to the sell-side.
Barclays Capital strengthens its equities distribution capabilities in the region by adding veteran banker Adrian Valenzuela.
The UK bank’s head of emerging Asia research, Peter Redward, looks forward to another tricky year for investors and forecasts an Asian bond sell-off.
BarCap's Peter Redward argues that the Hong Kong dollar peg could be switched to the renminbi very quickly, preceded by a 10% appreciation of the Chinese currency.
Mike Di Iorio joins from Nomura as the UK bank continues to build its equities platform in the region.
Jan Shun Yet has joined alongside other sales trading hires, as buy-side demand grows for combining e-trading services with traditional advice and execution.
After Michael Kim has helped establish the bank's platform in Japan, he will move to Hong Kong later this year to work on the set-up there.
The UK bank is continuing the rollout of the Comet pricing and execution system it launched for private banks last year in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Barclays Capital surveys distributors across Asia and finds that their investors, from the ultra-rich to the mass affluent, are clamouring for exposure to emerging markets.
The UK bank has launched the iPath Dow Jones-UBS commodity index total return exchange-traded note, hoping to repeat the success it has seen in the US with such products.
Asian SWFs have overtaken Middle East government investment arms as the largest acquirers of assets this year, and the biggest increase in spending is in the natural resources sector.