Deutsche Bank hires financial sponsors head(2)

Angus Barker has left UBS to become head of financial sponsors for Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank has recruited Angus Barker from UBS as head of financial sponsors for Asia Pacific. Barker will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Lee Zhang, head of global banking Asia Pacific, and Mark Epley, global head of financial sponsors.

Barker was previously head of financial sponsors for non-Japan Asia at UBS. Before that, he worked at Potter Warburg, where he remained following its acquisition by UBS.

Mark Epley said: “Growth in Asia continues to exceed expectations and [Barker’s] expertise will add further depth to our financial sponsors platform in this important growth market.”

Deutsche Bank recently hired Marla Heller to head its leveraged finance team in Australia and New Zealand.