Barclays Capital Appoints Head Of Equity Capital Markets, Investment Banking Japan

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Tokyo – Barclays Capital has announced the appointment of Kenichi Onuma as Head of Equity Capital Markets, Japan. He is based in Tokyo.

Onuma's appointment further strengthens Barclays Capital’s Equity Capital Markets platform across the globe, and follows the recent hiring of Akihiko Asami as Head of Corporate Finance, Japan, Naoki Toyoizumi as Head of M&A, Japan, and Katsuhiko Hatazawa to lead the Healthcare and Chemical coverage effort in Japan.

Onuma joins Barclays Capital from JP Morgan Securities Japan, where he was an Executive Director in that firm's Equity Capital Markets business. During his investment banking career he has been involved in a number of landmark deals including the 780 billion yen global follow-on offering of Mizuho Financial Group (July 2010) and the 1,070 billion yen global follow-on offering of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (December 2009). He joined JP Morgan in 2002 after spending two years in Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs in Japan. Prior to that, Mr. Onuma worked in the Equity Syndicate department at Nomura Securities.

'Mr. Onuma will accelerate the already strong momentum of our Equities and Investment Banking businesses. This appointment strengthens the leadership team we have in place and furthers our ability to engage with clients across the full range of their strategic needs', said Eiji Nakai, President and CEO of Barclays Capital Japan Limited.

'We are delighted to welcome Mr. Onuma to Barclays Capital. He brings with him a proven track record of transaction execution. His leadership will help to enhance our client offering and underscores our ongoing commitment to our franchise in Asia Pacific', said Tetsuya Kawano, Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking Japan.

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