Tuesday 13 July 2021 10:01 am

Barclays hires JPMorgan veteran Peter Ward to head global e-trading team

Peter Ward, a JPMorgan veteran, has been hired by Barclays to become head of digital strategy and global electronic trading from September. He will be based in New York City.

Ward will report directly to the bank’s co-president, C.S. Venkatakrishnan, who led the global markets business after a major reshuffle at the top, according to multiple media reports.

“Peter will continue to advance our electronic trading capabilities, which are critical to how we innovate and deliver best-in-class trading solutions for clients,” said Barclays on its social media about its new recruit.

Since working with Barclays in 2008, Ward has substantial experience in electronic trading in a futures and options product management and sales role. He also served Lehman Brothers and ITG.

The banking giant has recently experienced multiple reshuffling of senior roles, specifically within its electronic trading department.

The latest departure was earlier in the month was from Naz Al-Khudairi, global head of electronic trading at Barclays.

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