She will be based in London and will report to Ian Ewart, Managing Director, Head of Products, Services & Marketing.
Martin Taylor, who was chief executive of Barclays from 1994 to 1998, said he should have sacked Bob Diamond when he had the chance.
He joined Bank of Valletta Group in 1979 and is general manager of Valletta Fund Management. Formerly personal assistant to the bank chairman between 1989 and 1991, he was executive head of Wealth Management and International Clients.
He joins from GAM London Limited where as Client Director he built a strong track record in promoting a range of single manager hedge funds, global fixed income and absolute return emerging market debt strategies across the UK, Continental Europe, Austral