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Barclays hired Sarah Leshner from HSBC for a senior position on the bank’s emerging-market credit-research team, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg News reports that Leshner will focus on corporate debt and begin working at Barclays’s New York office next month, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

She will report to Thomas Walsh, who heads fundamental credit research at the bank, the person said.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Deutsche Bank lost two senior traders on the emerging markets and foreign-exchange teams in London last month, adding to a series of departures as the bank reviews its strategy, said a person with knowledge of the matter.

Jonathan Pope, who traded currencies including the South African rand, and Michael Ford, who specialized in the euro, both left Deutsche Bank, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Pope left the bank in March, according to Financial Conduct Authority records.

Finally, Bloomberg reports that Bank of America Merrill Lynch hired Rob Wood from Berenberg Bank to cover U.K. economics in London and replace Nick Bate, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Wood will take up his post in the next few months, said the person, who declined to be identified as the appointment hasn’t been announced.

Barclays Said to Hire HSBC’s Leshner for Emerging Markets

Deutsche Bank Said to Lose Traders as Strategy Review Looms

BofA Said to Hire Berenberg’s Rob Wood as Bate Moves to BOE

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