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1 Churchill Place, London, UK - Barclays Wealth Headquarters

Barclays Wealth is a leading UK wealth manager serving affluent, high net worth and intermediary clients worldwide. It provides private banking, international banking, financial planning, fiduciary services, investment management and brokerage, through Barclays Stockbrokers.

Barclays Wealth has total client assets of £134.1 billion globally (as of 30 June 2009) and has offices in 25 countries[1].

Thomas L. Kalaris, the Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth, joined the business at the start of 2006.

Barclays Wealth is part of the Barclays Group, a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.

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Awards

Recent awards won by Barclays Wealth include[2]:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year 2009 – Global Investor Annual Awards
  • Best Wealth Manager for Trusts 2009 – Wealth Management Awards
  • Best Medium Fixed Income Funds Management Company (Spain) 2009 – Expansión
  • Outstanding Strategy in Wealth Management 2008 (Chief Executive Tom Kalaris) – Private Banker International
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year 2009 – Financial Sector Technology Awards
  • Innovation in Eco-IT 2009 – The Banker Innovation in Banking Technology Awards
  • Best Graduate Recruitment and Development Programme 2008 – Here Is The City News
  • Top 50 Where Women Want To Work 2008 – Sunday Times supplement
  • Best Local Bank (UK) 2009 – Euromoney Private Banking Awards
  • Institutional Trust Company Team of the Year 2008/9 – STEP Private Client Awards
  • Best Online Broker 2008 (Barclays Stockbrokers) – Shares Magazine Awards
  • Best Stockbroker for Level 2 Data Provider 2008, 2007 (Barclays Stockbrokers) – Investors Chronicle Awards

Community investment and sponsorships

Barclays Wealth has an active community investment programme in many of the jurisdictions in which it operates, with a particular focus on providing grants to charities helping disadvantaged people work towards financial independence and security.

The firm also has a policy of encouraging employees in their personal charitable giving and fundraising efforts. Staff are able to volunteer in work time and Barclays Wealth will match any monies raised through a staff member's individual fundraising efforts[3].

Barclays Wealth also supports activity in the arts, literature and sports. Their sponsorships include[4]:

  • A Positive View - photographic exhibition to raise funds for homelessness charity Crisis, UK
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, UK
  • The Hay Festival of Literature, UK
  • The Spectator's online Book Club, UK
  • Guernsey Rangers Football Club, UK
  • da:ns Festival, Esplanade arts centre, Singapore
  • Intra Business Network Annual Conference, Africa
  • Cabral Moncada Auction House, Portugal
  • Draco Racing Team, Italy
  • START non-profit art education programme, Dubai

References

  1. ^ Barclays Wealth site, About Barclays Wealth page
  2. ^ Barclays Wealth site, Awards page
  3. ^ Barclays Wealth site, Community investment page
  4. ^ Barclays Wealth site, Sponsorships page

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