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Deutsche bank appoints new head of securities lending

Deutsche Bank has appointed Anthony Byrne as Head of Securities Lending within the bank's Global Markets division.

Byrne, who will be based in London, will report to Jonathan Hitchon, Head of Global Markets Equity - Prime Services.

"The appointment reflects the rapid growth Deutsche Bank is experiencing in securities lending and in prime services generally,' says Hitchon. "I am delighted to have someone with Anthony's broad set of skills and experience in the management team. He has an extensive background in prime services, and was extremely successful in developing our Asia Pacific Prime Services business.  Anthony's appointment will complement our strong management team comprising Ben Sofoluwe, Jane Hammond, Lane Hocking, Paul Busby and Christopher Donald, and will help further expand our position as a leader in securities lending.'

Between 1997 and 2003, Byrne worked at Deutsche Bank in Japan, including two years as Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Prime Services before leaving the company to spend two years as a managing partner at an Asia-focused multi-strategy hedge fund. He has also held positions at National Westminster Bank Plc in Japan and Australia as well as KPMG in Australia.

In addition to his role as head of securities lending, Byrne will also be European Head of Prime Services reporting to Garth Ritchie, Head of Global Markets Equity - Europe.

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