HONG KONG May 28 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc has hired former Barclays banker Jason Rynbeck as its head of mergers and acquisitions for Asia-Pacific, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Rynbeck left Barclays on May 8, Reuters previously reported , amid a global shrinking of the lender's investment banking division.
He will join HSBC later this year after a period of leave following his departure from Barclays, one of the people said.
A spokesman for HSBC declined to comment. (Reporting by Lawrence White)