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Barclays is losing another member of its debt team as Mark Bamford, the head of the firm’s global fixed-income syndicate, is leaving 'to pursue other opportunities', the company said in a internal memo.

Bloomberg News reports that Bamford, 53, joined Barclays in 2005. Since then, the bank has increased its presence in the U.S. investment-grade corporate bond market, becoming the seventh largest underwriter of deals in 2015 from 12th when he started, according to Bloomberg data. Bamford declined to comment.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Tim Leissner, the Goldman Sachs executive who helped build the investment bank’s Malaysia business, left the firm earlier this month.

His departure was confirmed by Goldman Sachs spokesman Edward Naylor, who said the firm moved Leissner’s headcount to the U.S. at the end of last year. 

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