Barclays’s Cox Stepping Down as Head of Americas Wealth Division

Mitch Cox, head of wealth management for the Americas at Barclays Plc, is leaving the London-based bank.

Cox resigned to pursue his own interests, Will Bowen, a Barclays spokesman, said today in an e-mail. He had led the business since July 2009. An e-mail sent to Cox’s work address bounced back.

The wealth division oversees about $277 billion around the world, according to its website. Thomas Kalaris, who’s been with Barclays since 1996, remains the global head of the wealth unit.

The Wall Street Journal reported Cox’s departure earlier.