BarCap appoints Astier head of LevFin Americas

Barclays Capital has appointed Jean-François Astier as head of leveraged finance in the Americas as it steps up its bid to become one of the top three arrangers of leveraged loans globally in 2010 and one of the top five underwriters of junk bonds.

  • 15 Jan 2010
Astier, who began on Monday, takes over from Joe McGrath, now head of global leveraged finance. He is based in New York and reports to McGrath. Astier joined Lehman Brothers — whose North American assets Barclays took over in 2008 — for a second time in 2004, when ...

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