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Barclays has promoted Mark Astaire to chairman of corporate broking to take on the responsibilities of Jim Renwick, who is leaving the bank, according to a person with knowledge of the move.

Bloomberg News reports that Astaire will be responsible for senior U.K. clients and will continue as vice chairman of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the appointment isn’t public.

Renwick was formerly head of U.K. equity capital markets and corporate broking, and most recently chairman of corporate broking.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that JPMorgan hired Pu Xueqian from financial advisory firm Rothschild as vice chairman of global investment banking for China.

Pu was Rothschild’s former China head of investment banking, according to Marie Cheung, a JPMorgan spokeswoman in Hong Kong. The firm also hired Kelvin Cho from Bank of America as head of equity capital markets for Greater China, Cheung said.

Barclays Said to Name Astaire Broking Chair as Renwick Exits

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