MUFG Securities EMEA, part of the world’s 5th largest bank by total assets, has just hired former Barclays executive John Winter as its newest chief executive of for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
In addition to his role as CEO of its EMEA unit, Winter will also head MUFG Bank’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) business in the same region.
This appointment follows the announcement that David King, the outgoing CEO of the Japanese bank’s brokerage arm in EMEA, is leaving the company after nearly a decade.
Winter, 54, is a veteran capital markets professional with over 30 years’ experience in investment and corporate banking. He originally started his career in 1985 with Merrill Lynch in New York, and then moved to London in 1992 to manage Merrill’s franchise in Germany, his LinkedIn profile shows.
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A long stint with Barclays
At Barclays, Winter worked for over 15 years where he served as head of its European, Middle East and Africa investment bank division and also CEO of the corporate bank, a position he’s held since 2010.
Prior to Barclays, he joined Deutsche Bank as head of European debt capital markets for about five years from 1996 to 2001. John holds an MBA in finance from New York University and has both British and US citizenship.
MUFG has recently made various operational changes in order to adapt to the dynamic global financial industry. With regard to its European operations, the company is gearing toward the looming Brexit, zeroing in on Amsterdam as a landing spot for its EU headquarters.
In contrast to Nomura, Daiwa Securities, and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), which have chosen Frankfurt, MUFG is the first major lender to relocate to Amsterdam. The move comes amidst a scramble to decide on post-Brexit strategies.