Barclays has hired Adam Kelleher from BuzzFeed Inc. to build a new global team of data scientists to support the company’s research department.
Bloomberg News reports that Kelleher will be based in New York and report to Jeff Meli, co-head of research, Barclays spokeswoman Brittany Berliner confirmed. His title will be director and chief data scientist for research.
In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that HSBC, the British bank that earns the largest share of its revenue from Asia, has promoted Rajeev Sahney to head Asia-Pacific advisory and corporates, people familiar with the matter said.
Sahney, who was previously global head of consumer and retail investment banking, will remain in Hong Kong and advise on transactions across sectors, the people said, asking not to be named as the details aren’t public.