Daily News: May 24, 2019

Barclays Taps Wright as Co-Head of U.S. ECM


Taylor Wright has been named as a managing director and co-head of Barclay’s U.S. Equity Capital Markets (ECM).

Wright will be based in New York, and will report to Jean-Francois Astier, global head of Capital Markets at Barclays.

Wright has more than 30 years of banking and ECM experience, and joins Barclays from Morgan Stanley where he was most recently head of Financial Institutions and Services ECM. During his more than 24 years at Morgan Stanley, Wright originated and led more than $250 billion of equity and equity-linked offerings across multiple industries and geographies. He played key roles in the IPOs of issuers including AXA Equitable Holdings, Bandwidth, BankUnited, Citizens Financial, Endava, First Republic, Hamilton Lane, Korea Telecom, Moelis & Company, Tradeweb, UMC, Voya and Yext, led financing and restructuring transactions for issuers including AIG, Allied Irish Bank, GE, MetLife, State Street Bank and US Bancorp. Hew as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury during the financial crisis.

Wright will co-head the U.S. ECM business with Kristin DeClark, who joined Barclays from Deutsche Bank in March. DeClark will start at Barclays in June 2019 and will be based in Menlo Park, CA.

“Taylor is another outstanding addition to our U.S. ECM leadership team, following our recent appointment of Kristin DeClark. His deep roster of key relationships and many years of experience will deliver enormous benefits as we position ourselves as the partner of choice for our growing client base,” said Astier. “Taylor’s addition to the team will further enhance our abilities to provide best in class strategic advice and execution, and will accelerate the already strong momentum in our ECM business.”

Wright will start at Barclays in August 2019.