Barclays Hires Goldman’s Gattass, Six More for Latin America

Barclays Plc (BARC) hired Bernardo Gattass to head its Latin America options trading group and added six additional workers for the region as Britain’s second-biggest bank by assets reinforces its operations in emerging markets.

Gattass, who previously worked at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) in London, will be based in New York and later move to Sao Paulo, according to an e-mailed statement.

Francesco Giammatteo and Andres Kuflik will join the emerging-market structuring team in New York, according to the statement. Carlos Corona will work for the debt capital markets group in New York.

Barclays also hired Jose Paulo Scheliga and Marcelo Lara Nogueira for the risk solutions Brazilian team in Sao Paulo. Martin Gavito comes from Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) to join the risk solution team and will also be responsible for credit origination in New York, the statement said.

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