Mark Jicka is reportedly leaving Deutsche Bank, where he was a managing director and head of North American corporate bond trading, in order to join Barclays Capital, according to several buy- and sell-side traders. Jicka could not be reached, nor could Rajeev Misra, London-based head of global credit trading at Deutsche Bank. Ted Meyer, Deutsche Bank spokesman, declined to comment. John Kreitler, global trading head at Barclays, did not return calls.
Jicka joined Deutsche Bank nearly three years ago as a managing director, and hired a number of traders after he became head of the desk. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs.
Barclays has steadily been building its U.S. corporate bond business since May of last year when it hired a team of seasoned capital markets executives away from Deutsche Bank. Among that group was Grant Kvalheim, now head of global investment banking and credit products.