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Gill Named FX Head for Barclays in AP

Barclays has announced the appointment of Pritpal Gill as head of G10 foreign exchange and FX options trading for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for developing and driving the G10 FX Trading strategy in the region, the bank says.

Gill has over 25 years of FX experience, mostly with Citi, from where he joins. He started his career at Citibank in London trading vanilla and exotic FX options, before moving eight years later to Lehman Brothers as global head of FX options trading. He then returned to Citi as head of FX trading for Asia, based in Singapore.

His most recent role at Citi was with the macro prop trading group, including global FX, Asian rates and equity indices. Gill also spent a year at Tudor Capital between 2014 and 2015 in the global macro prop group, and more recently he has been running a family office.

This appointment continues a build out of the FX business at Barclays in Asia Pacific, Gaurav Malhotra recently rejoined the bank as head of e-FX trading for Asia Pacific and Sam Yeh also joined the team in Hong Kong as head of e-FICC distribution for North Asia.

“These appointments are further testament that we steadily pursue excellence in both derivatives and electronic solutions for our clients in Asia Pacific,” says Fabio Madar, Barclays’ global head of G10 FX trading and distribution – himself only a recent appointment. “They also highlight the senior top talent that Barclays is able attract. FX really represents an incredible opportunity for Barclays.”

Mark Dearlove, Barclays’ head of Markets for Asia Pacific adds: “Pritpal brings extensive market knowledge as well as deep client understanding to the team. This experience will support the further advancement of our FX strategy in the region as we continue to invest in the Markets business to better serve our clients.”

Colin Lambert

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