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Nomura hires former Barclays banker as Asia head of infra investment banking

A man holding an umbrella walks in front of a signboard of Nomura Securities outside its branch in Tokyo October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Japan's Nomura Holdings <8604.T> has appointed former Barclays (BARC.L) banker Anoop Chaudhry as head of infrastructure and utilities sectors in its investment banking team in Asia excluding Japan, according to an internal memo.

Chaudhry worked as group head of Asia Pacific utilities and infrastructure at Barclays, and before that he had worked with global investment banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, said the memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Nomura, Japan's biggest brokerage and investment banking group, declined to comment.

(Reporting by Sumeet Chatterjee; Editing by Himani Sarkar)