Barclays names new heads for equity sales and trading in Asia Pacific

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Barclays has appointed John Chang and Vikesh Kotecha to lead its equities sales and trading business in Asia Pacific, a spokesman for the bank said on Tuesday.

Chang, who was the bank's country manager for Korea, now heads equities distribution for Barclays in Asia Pacific while Kotecha is head of equities trading.

The appointments were effective as of last week, said Allister Fowler, the Hong Kong-based spokesman for the bank.

The pair take over from previous equities head for the Asia Pacific region Nick Wright, who left the bank in March.