This year marks Barclays’ 50th year in Japan since establishing our first Far East representative’s office there in 1969. Barclays has grown its presence significantly over the past five decades and now has a strong and respected presence within the finance industry of the country.
Group CEO Jes Staley was recently in Tokyo to celebrate the milestone. During the visit, Jes met with clients and colleagues, culminating in a celebratory reception and traditional sake barrel ceremony that was attended by over 750 clients and His Excellency Paul Madden, UK Ambassador to Japan.
The traditional sake barrel ceremony took place during the celebratory client reception: left to right: His Excellency Paul Madden, UK Ambassador to Japan; Jes Staley; Hiroshi Nakaso, Former Deputy Governor of Bank of Japan; Jaideep Khanna, Head of Barclays, Asia Pacific; Mark Dearlove, Barclays’ former Country Manager for Japan; and Kosuke Morihara, Barclays’ Country Manager for Japan.
Barclays has over 500 employees in Tokyo and has consistently ranked as the number two broker on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has also developed an established position in Sustainable Financing in Japan having supported six Green Project Bonds since August 2017.
Asia Pacific is an essential part of Barclays worldwide operations. With over 2,000 colleagues across the region, Barclays primarily supports corporates and financial institutions based in Asia, catering to their cross-border corporate and investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of Europe and the Americas. In addition, Barclays employs over 19,000 colleagues in India across Pune, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai as part of its global Operations and Technology services.
Distinguished public figures gathered in Singapore on 31st October for the 13th annual Barclays Asia Forum. This year’s Forum provided a timely opportunity to take a closer look at where our world is heading next.
Vanessa Koo, Head of Banking, Asia Pacific highlights APAC’s debt capital markets and equity capital markets, while offering her views on the growing momentum of ESG in the region.