Barclays appoints Hossein Zaimi as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific

As Barclays continues to build on its leading position and invest in growing its Asia Pacific franchise, the firm announced that it has appointed Hossein Zaimi as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong,

Hossein will be responsible for driving the firm’s APAC Markets business and lead the teams in the region to deliver best-in-class products and service offerings to its clients. He will report functionally to Adeel Khan and Stephen Dainton, Co-Heads of Global Markets, and regionally to Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays, Asia Pacific.

 Hossein is an industry veteran with close to 30 years of extensive financial experience where he has taken on global and regional roles in HSBC, Crédit Lyonnais and Salmon Smith Barney. Prior to joining Barclays, he spent the last 17 years with HSBC in a variety of senior leadership appointments, where he was most recently Global Head of Equities and Global Co-Head of Securities Financing, and a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee. He has led a broad range of functions, including the management of all trading and structuring activities across all asset classes in APAC.


“APAC is at the centre of our multi-year growth strategy for Global Markets and Hossein’s appointment attests to the significant investment we are making to expand our franchise in the region,” says Stephen Dainton.


“It is critical to our growth plan that we continue to build great teams and bring in strong leaders. Hossein is widely respected and equally recognised by peers and clients as one of the leading figures in the industry and we’re very excited to have him join Barclays to further grow our franchise in APAC,” says Adeel Khan.


Jaideep Khanna adds, “The success of Barclays’ Asia Pacific franchise is driven by our ability to attract and hire the best talent to grow our business. Hossein brings solid cross-product experience in APAC and has had global product ownership for FX and Equities for a number of years. We are confident that his broad expertise, coupled with a deep knowledge of Asian markets, will move us closer to achieving our goals and ambitions for the region.”