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About Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC, a venerable London-based bank that dates back to 1690, provides retail and commercial banking, credit card, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services.

The bank's retail and commercial operations are primarily provided through five main units: UK retail banking, Barclays Commercial Bank, Barclaycard, GRCB (global retail and commercial banking) emerging markets, and GRCB Western Europe. Barclays Global Investors, formerly its asset management unit, was sold in June 2009 to New York-based investment manager BlackRock.

Barclay's investment banking division is known as a powerhouse in the fixed income marketplace. Formerly known as Barclays Capital, it was created in 1997 to provide financing, risk management and advisory services to corporate, government, and institutional clients around the world. It also offers foreign exchange management, capital raising, and equity and interest rate services. Although it's younger than many of its peers, the unit's relationship with Barclays Bank PLC allowed it to grow at an astonishing rate.

The main clients of Barclays' investment banking services are large corporate, institutional, and government clients, which are offered finance, advisory, and risk management solutions. The firm has expertise in a wide variety of products and services, including bonds, commodities, convertible bonds, credit products, electronic trading, emerging markets, equity derivatives, equity origination, foreign exchange, fund-linked derivatives, fund solutions, index products, inflation-linked products, interest rate products, leveraged finance, loans, M&A, market making, municipal finance, prime services, private equity, research, restructuring, securitization, and structured investment products, among others.

Today, Barclays employs more than 83,500 people and is led by Jes Staley, who has served as the bank's CEO since 2015.

Barclays PLC

1 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HP
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7116 1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: BARC
Stock Exchange: LSE
CEO: Jes Staley
2020 Employees (All Locations): 83,500

Major Office Locations

London, United Kingdom