Barclays Strengthens London FX Sales Team with Two New Hires

Mark Rossi joins the bank from Nomura and Ross Sellwood formerly worked at Goldman Sachs in hedge fund sales.

Barclays is bolstering its sales team, as the firm has added two new members to its foreign exchange (FX) sales team in London. According to a report from FX Week, the multinational investment bank has added Mark Rossi and Ross Sellwood.

Rossi joins Barclays from Nomura, a Japanese investment bank where he had worked for more than eight years – originally joining the firm in 2010. At the bank, Rossi covered a number of roles including FX hedge fund sales.

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This was a market segment that he also focused on at his previous positions at Wall Street Banks Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. Earlier in his career, Rossi also worked on the buy side in both marketing and investor relations. He performed this role at hedge fund Pharo Management.

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Sellwood, on the other hand, joins Barclays from Goldman Sachs. According to this LinkedIn profile, he joined the multinational bank in September of 2009 and worked in macro hedge-funds sales for the past nine years.

Originally, Sellwood started his career in FX sales back in 2003 when he joined RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland). At the firm, he worked in FX sales from September 2003 until September 2009, when he then left to join Goldman Sachs. According to the report from FX Week, Sellwood will also cover hedge funds and other client types at Barclays.

Barclays goes on a hiring spree

In recent months, Barclays has been on a hiring spree. Most recently, Finance Magnates reported that the firm on-boarded new hires for its electronic trading business unit, which saw former Goldman Sachs veteran Justin Brickwood make a change in companies for the first time in nearly 23 years.

In addition, back in August, the UK investment bank brought in a team of equity analysts from Societe Generale SA, totaling six individuals. This was part of an effort to help rekindle the group’s stocks unit.

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