MUFG is pleased to announce the appointment of Matteo Ferrario to lead its Public and Private Side Distribution team throughout the EMEA region, effective January 2020*.

Matteo joins from Barclays Bank where he was Managing Director and recently Head of Asset Finance Origination, a unit he helped establish in 2015, having responsibility for the origination of advisory and financing mandates for financial institutions, government entities, sponsors and private equity funds.

At MUFG, Matteo will develop an integrated approach across the Firm's client base aimed at generating funding and liquidity solutions for a variety of clients and creating investment products for institutional investors. He will partner with the DCM Bonds and Loans Sales & Trading and Structuring teams in managing private side distribution in order to increase MUFG's interaction with Financial Institution clients.

In collaboration with the Financial Institutions coverage team, Matteo will also develop MUFG's footprint with asset managers and financial sponsors by identifying those clients with requirements which align with MUFG's origination capability and product proposition.

With a regional reporting into John Winter, Head of MUFG EMEA's Global Corporate Investment Banking unit and CEO of MUFG Securities, Matteo will have a secondary global reporting line into Atif Hayat, who was recently promoted to Deputy Global Head of Sales & Trading in addition to his existing responsibilities as Global Head of Flow Products Trading.

Commenting on his appointment, John Winter said:

"Expanding our coverage of Financial Institutional clients, real money clients and the leveraged community is one of our three strategic growth initiatives in EMEA. Matteo's background and proven experience in supporting this client segment will prove invaluable in helping us realise that ambition.

"Having worked with him before, I know Matteo to be an outstanding leader with a natural collaborative instinct which he can put to good use at MUFG."

Matteo Ferrario added:

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a great organisation. I strongly believe that the cross border opportunities between Europe and the rest of the world will be a key driver of the future and will bode well for global financial services organisations such as MUFG.

"I am incredibly excited by such a unique opportunity to reposition and drive the client agenda in EMEA."

With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Matteo was employed at Barclays from 2003 in a variety of client facing and management roles and has worked for Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank previously. An advocate of supporting underprivileged communities, he is also the co-founder of Give A Future, a charity that invests in education programmes for women, young people and children in Ethiopia.

* subject to regulatory approvals