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Funds

Our dedicated Funds team operates across the globe to meet the needs of mutual fund managers, wealth managers, pension funds, hedge funds and private equity funds plus investment platforms, fund administrators and transfer agents. Our teams in 11 major financial centres across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas can help connect your business to possibility.

Understanding the funds sector

Through our long-standing coverage of the funds sector, we can provide insight, products and solutions to support your next steps for growth. Click on the sections below to find out more about our experience in your area.

  • Our dedicated team is here to provide corporate solutions to businesses operating in the asset and wealth management sectors. Our relationship-based approach, combined with industry knowledge and product expertise, can help you realise your ambitions.

    Benefit from:

    • Cash management solutions to help streamline processes, optimise returns and automate everyday tasks to ensure cost-effective management of your cash and working capital.
    • Liquidity solutions for corporate and client monies, including Notice Deposit accounts.
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing.
    • Our connectivity with market infrastructure providers and Transfer Agents.
    • Solutions in debt capital markets, equity capital markets and foreign exchange.
    • Access to the best of Barclays, including our Investment Bank and leading cards and payments platform.

    We can help with:

    • Barclays is dedicated to helping companies take action to address the environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet. To this end, we offer a wide range of flexible financing and deposits to support your company's green agenda.
    • Client money counterparty diversification.
    • Driving operational efficiencies via straight through processing.
    • Digitalising legacy systems to increase productivity.
    • Keeping up-to-speed with innovative future products such as APIs and virtual IBANs.
  • We provide banking and financing solutions to private equity sponsors and managers, buy-out funds, real estate and infrastructure funds and debt and credit funds. Our experience in the sector allows us to provide you with support throughout the investment cycle: from raising capital through to deployment and exit.

    Benefit from:

    • Support in key private equity centres, including London, New York, Dublin, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands.
    • Access to Barclays cards and payments platforms, financing, cash management, bonds and guarantees, foreign exchange hedging and online banking services.
    • Dedicated sector-focused seminars to keep you up-to-date on your market.
    • A coordinated approach with our Investment and Private Bank divisions in the UK and offshore, with the ability to provide introductions to expertise with structured finance, debt capital markets and equity capital markets.

    We can help with:

    • The provision of Subscription Credit Facilities and other Fund Finance arrangements, which may be used to enhance liquidity, bridge capital calls and accelerate the speed of execution during fund raising, investment and harvest period.
    • Foreign exchange and interest rate hedging through our Investment Bank for both the Manager/GP, as well as for the Fund vehicles, to support the conversation of management fees and locking in currency gain during the acquisition or realisation of assets.
    • Operational banking solutions including different currency current and deposits account solutions for all entities within the fund and manger structure, including SPVs, in key jurisdictions such as London, Dublin, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Channel Islands.
    • Restricted escrow deposit accounts to help manage payments between buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.
  • Our dedicated team is here to provide expert solutions to businesses operating in the hedge fund industry. We can support you in delivering solutions which help to drive your business forward and increase efficiency in a changing environment.

    Benefit from:

    • Cash management solutions to help streamline processes, optimise returns and automate everyday tasks to ensure cost-effective management of your cash and working capital.
    • Liquidity solutions for corporate and client monies, including Notice Deposit accounts.
    • Foreign exchange solutions.
    • Benefit from a variety of channels, such as SWIFT.
    • A single regional platform, across a number of European countries, to support your payment needs and currency clearing.
    • A coordinated approach with our Investment Banking division and introductions to expertise within Prime Services, debt capital markets and equity capital markets.

    We can help with:

    • Operational banking for both the management company structure and underlying fund vehicles.
    • Provision of Research Payment Accounts (RPAs).
    • Driving operational efficiencies using straight through processing.
    • Digitalising legacy systems to increase productivity.
    • Supporting your business’ ESG agenda through a variety of Green Solutions, such as dedicated Green Notice Deposits.
       

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Why Barclays International Corporate Banking?

A solid relationship with your banking partner can make a big difference. Our Funds clients have access to ongoing support, including industry knowledge and expertise from across Barclays.

In-house expertise

Your Relationship Director is your senior point of contact, with detailed knowledge of your specific sector. They work with our Transaction Banking specialists, who are committed to finding solutions to your needs across our product range.

Green solutions

Barclays is dedicated to helping companies take action to address the environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet. To this end, we offer a wide range of flexible financing and deposits to support your company's green agenda.

Trade bodies and industry networks

Through our extensive external networks, we can provide introductions to trade bodies and industry networks that can help your business’s next steps.

The best of Barclays

Benefit from connections across the Barclays Group, including our Investment Banking specialists, leading card and payment solutions platforms and Private Bankers.

Our Financial Institutions Group

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Leadership team

Philip Bowkley

Global Head of Financial Institutions Group

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Our global Funds team is part of our Financial Institutions group, led by Philip Bowkley and trusted by over 1,400 Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions worldwide.

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To discuss your business requirements and how Barclays can support you, contact us today.