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Corporate Banking Solutions for Funds


Our dedicated Funds team operates globally and has a core focus on clients across the EMEA region and the US. We also offer extended coverage and specialised support to clients in key global centres for the funds sector.

Our sector-specific Relationship Directors have an average of 15 years’ experience1 in banking, and can support your business requirements across the entire Funds spectrum.

    15 years average Relationship Director experience.¹

As one of our Funds clients, we can also offer you:

  • Access to products and services for fund managers and counterparties across the entire investment lifecycle, including Investor, Distributor and Fund
  • Insight and expertise in digital and innovation, for example our funds net settlement service, developed in collaboration with Calastone. With an account structure covering both client money and non-client money, it can help you automate your funds settlement process, achieve significant efficiency gains and reduce settlement times
  • Valuable networking opportunities through our long-standing relationships with key sector bodies and access to our series of regular focused industry seminars and articles. We also regularly participate in external industry specific events and can share this content with you
  • Support in key financial centres, including Dublin, Scotland, Luxembourg, the Channel Islands and Mauritius
  • Access to a range of products and services from across Barclays, including Investment Banking, Wealth and Investment Management and Barclaycard.

Focused expertise across the sector

To better meet your business requirements, our Relationship Directors have a dedicated focus within the sector:

  • Asset Managers
  • Mutual Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Fund Platforms
  • Fund Administrators
  • Transfer Agents
  • Pension Funds
  • Alternative Administrators.

What we can offer

In addition to our Relationship Directors’ dedicated focus and sector expertise, they can offer you access to a range of products from across Barclays, including:

Bonds, Guarantees and Indemnities

Demonstrate your financial credibility and tender competitively for business with bonds and guarantees issued by Barclays.

Cash Management

Optimise your working capital with products that enable you to efficiently manage funds, payments and collections.

Cash Pooling

Optimise the efficiency of your working capital with our Cash Pooling techniques.

Corporate Lending

Benefit from a wide range of finance products to grow your business, recapitalise, refinance and consolidate debt.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of exchange rate volatility and benefit from the proactive, strategic approach of our specialist team.


Provide your customers with a secure and convenient way to pay, while making reconciliation easy with our mobile payments service.

SWIFTNET Corporate Access

Gain greater control and global visibility of accounts with this fully integrated platform.

We can also provide products particularly aligned to the Funds marketplace, such as subscription and redemption accounts, client money management services, working capital lines, subscription lines, and leading FX services across distribution, funds and share class hedging.

Contact our Funds Team

Philip Bowkley, Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI)

Philip Bowkley – Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI)
Philip has global accountability for Corporate Banking client coverage of insurance, specialty finance, funds, asset managers and FinTech companies. 

The NBFI coverage team has presence in the US, UK, Asia, Africa, Western Europe and the Middle East, and provides an extensive range of banking solutions including cash management, trade finance, liquidity, debt and FX.

In addition to his sector leadership responsibilities, Philip also leads the Global Transaction Banking innovation team, which has been instrumental in the development of the Barclays/Calastone sterling Net settlement solution and in developing applications for mobile payments, new technologies and services to the industry.

Philip has 15 years of international banking experience having worked in various strategy, leadership and client coverage roles both in the UK and Africa. Prior to banking, Philip worked as strategy consultant focused on M&A.

To find out what our Funds Team can do for your business, email Phillip or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

1Source: Barclays, March 2016

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242*