An Overveiw of Barclay Investment
Barclays Investment Bank is a British multinational bank that provides clients financial services. One of the four major banks in the world, Barclays offer services with retail, wholesale and investment banking, the bank also offers services in wealth management, mortgage lending and credit card services.
Being one of the biggest banks around the world, Barclays investment bank is primarily listed on the London Stock exchange and under the watchful eye of the FTSE 100 Index and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Barclays Investment Bank has over 29 offices located all over the world but its headquarters is located in London and is very well known in North America. According to a paper published in 2011 by Vitali et. Barclays was the most powerful corporation in terms of ownership and thus corporate control over global financial stability and market competition.
Barclays Investment Bank is a financial institute that provides advice, financing and risk management solutions to international companies and governments in different countries. The Company helps move capital in between clients in order to generate a return on investment. Barclays has three main divisions those are banking, markets, and research.
The markets division provides execution, prime brokerage and risk management services and a wide range of assets classes which includes equity and fixed income, currency and some goods in commodity.
It is a primary dealer in the U.S. treasury securities and various European Government bonds. Barclays Investment Bank has offices in over 29 countries. In 2008, the Company has over 20,000 people employed with over 7,000 people working in the I.T. Department which has helped the company increase its presence in North America.
Investments in Barclays have made great progress in the past years, simplifying Barclays over the last few years by and have reshaping their balance sheet and reducing costs.