Clint Eastwood has left Gii Capital Advisors after a year of service and joined BACB as head of trade distribution.

He replaces Debbie Emmanuel, who is leaving the bank, and reports to James Cantamantu-Koomson, BACB’s managing director of client coverage.

Eastwood will “work with and across all the country, regional and product teams to continue developing our asset distribution capacity to further enhance our solution delivery offering to our customers”, a spokesperson for the bank tells GTR.

Eastwood started at Gii in September last year, having left a 22-year career at Standard Chartered in March. At the time, Eastwood said the move away from the bank was “so refreshing”.

At Gii, he was director of trade distribution and asset sales. He was hired as part of the firm’s expansion strategy, with Gii announcing then that it would be growing its personnel – with more hires to come in the “not too distant future”.

As part of its drive to expand its offerings, in December last year Gii launched a new fund to invest in trade receivables and structured assets collateralised by trade receivables globally.

At Standard Chartered, Eastwood was most recently director of transaction banking, trade asset sales and syndications for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. He started his banking career there in 1999. He remains based in London.