Barclays Said to Hire Citigroup’s Foux as Head of Muni Strategy

Barclays Plc has hired Mikhail Foux from Citigroup Inc. to head municipal strategy, according to two people with knowledge of the move.

Foux worked at Citigroup for eight years, including as a member the muni strategy group with George Friedlander and Vikram Rai. He previously worked at Credit Suisse Group AG and Banco Santander SA, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He will fill the role formerly occupied by Tom Weyl, who left Barclays last year to head new business development at MBIA Inc.’s municipal-bond insurance unit, National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. Foux will start this month and be based in New York, according to one of the people, who requested anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been announced.

Barclays was lead manager on about $19 billion in muni sales last year, sixth among underwriters in the $3.5 trillion market, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That included a $3.5 billion general-obligation offer from Puerto Rico, the largest long-term muni issue of 2014.

Marc Hazelton, a spokesman at Barclays in New York, declined to comment.

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