BZW, the global investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, last week said it had tapped an experienced executive, David Johnson, to head up foreign exchange sales within the global markets division in the Americas.

Mr. Johnson, who has been named a director at BZW, joins from Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Discover & Co., where he was a principal in foreign exchange sales, responsible for hedge and mutual funds. Before that, he had spent five years at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he oversaw U.S. sales and nondollar fixed income.

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