Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) announced today that Rod Barker had joined the Firm as a Managing Director, to head European Prime Brokerage Sales and coordinate the distribution of all equity products to hedge funds in Europe. He will report to Jim Kreitman, Head of Equities Europe, and Art Mbanefo, Global Head of Equity Finance and Securities Prime Brokerage.
Hector Sants, CEO of CSFB Europe, said, “Expanding and increasing the intensity of our relationships with hedge funds is a key strategic objective for CSFB. We believe Rod’s appointment will significantly aid us in this goal.”
Jim Kreitman, Head of European Equities added, “This appointment reflects CSFB’s commitment to further building our prime brokerage business in Europe. We are very pleased to have Rod joining us. He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team. “
Rod joins CSFB from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director in International Prime Brokerage sales. Prior to that, he was responsible for International Equity Sales and was formerly head of US Equity Sales in Europe.
He joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 as an institutional equity salesman.