July 17 (Reuters) - Research and brokerage firm International Strategy & Investment Group LLC (ISI Group) has hired Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC.L - news) 's leading oil services and drilling analyst James West, the Wall Street Journal reported.
West, who will join ISI in September, has already left Barclays, according to the report. (http://on.wsj.com/UdPF4o)
ISI Group President Vinayak Singh confirmed the appointment to the Journal.
Barclays was not immediately available for comment.
(Editing by Cynthia Osterman)