Astaire quits BofA Merrill to dance to Barclays Capital’s tune

02 Mar 2012

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is on the hunt for new corporate broking talent following the departure of three managing directors in as many months. The most recent defection came this week as the head of its corporate broking division left for Barclays Capital.

Mark Astaire resigned on Wednesday to become vice chairman of investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at BarCap, where he will work with the bank’s senior UK clients.

The departure of Astaire, who worked at BofA Merrill for seven years and whose clients include BSkyB, ...

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