Barclays Continues To Expand Its Wealth And Investment Management Team

    Barclays Continues To Expand Its Wealth And Investment Management Team

- Hires 16 Investment Representatives across seven offices in the US -

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Barclays announced today that it has
hired 16 Investment Representatives in the Wealth and Investment Management
division, in seven of its offices across the US.

"We are pleased to welcome these talented individuals to Barclays," said Mitch
Cox, Head of Wealth Management, Americas for Barclays. "The addition of these
seasoned Investment Representatives demonstrates our continued focus on
serving the sophisticated needs of our clients across the Americas. These
hires underscore our commitment to attracting top-performing professionals who
seek Barclays unique, in-depth approach, of guiding clients to customized
solutions that extend far beyond their investment portfolio."

New York

Ramon Hache joins Barclays as a Managing Director from Deutsche Bank's Markets
Coverage Group, where for 10 years he served high net worth individuals and
family offices based primarily in Latin America. Prior to joining Deutsche
Bank, Mr. Hache was an Investment Advisor at HSBC and a Sales Trader in the
Private Banking division of JP Morgan. Mr. Hache holds a BS from Marist
College.

Stephen Brazell joins Barclays as a Director from Deutsche Bank's Markets
Coverage Group where he served high net worth individuals and family offices
based primarily in Latin America. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2004, Mr.
Brazell was the Head of Private Bank Emerging Markets desk at JP Morgan. Mr.
Brazell holds a BS from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of
New Hampshire.

Joseph Chung joins Barclays as a Director from Deutsche Bank's Markets
Coverage Group where he advised ultra high net worth clients based in Latin
America. Prior to joining the Markets Coverage Group, Mr. Chung worked in the
Private Wealth Management division at Deutsche Bank, which he joined in 2003.

Steven C. Guggenheimer joins Barclays as a Director from Merrill Lynch's
Global Wealth Management division, bringing with him over 26 years of wealth
management experience. Most recently, Mr. Guggenheimer was a Senior Vice
President at Merrill Lynch, where he served high net worth individuals. Prior
to this, Mr. Guggenheimer was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. He
holds a BA from Haverford College.

George M. Zaki joins Barclays as a Vice President from Merrill Lynch's Global
Wealth Management division. Most recently, Mr. Zaki was a Financial Advisor
at Merrill Lynch serving high net worth individuals. Previously, he was a
Client Associate at Neuberger Berman. Mr. Zaki holds a BA from Fairmont State
University.

Jonathan Mann joins Barclays as a Director from AllianceBernstein bringing
with him more than 29 years of industry experience. Previously, Mr. Mann was
responsible for the overall management of Bernstein Global Wealth Management's
New York Region and was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Bernstein's
International Value Team. He holds a BA from Rutgers College and an MBA from
the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Mann serves on the
Board of the American Friends of the Open University of Israel.

All six Investment Representatives report to Mark Stevenson, Managing Director
and Regional Manager for New York.

Houston

Don Childress, CFA joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth
Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 14 years of
experience serving high net worth clients and families. Prior to joining
Goldman Sachs, Mr. Childress spent five years in the Tax Accounting and
Investment Banking divisions at Price Waterhouse LLP. He holds a BBA from
Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff Collins also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth
Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 15 years of wealth
management experience. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Collins worked in
Real Estate Development at Austin Capital Partners. He holds a BA and an MBA
from the University of Texas at Austin.

Neil Stone also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Wealth
Management division of Goldman Sachs, bringing more than 14 years of
experience serving high net worth clients and families. Previously, Mr. Stone
worked in the Investment Banking division at Prudential Securities and in Loan
Syndication at Texas Commerce Bank, Chemical Bank. He holds a BA and an MBA
from the University of Texas at Austin and serves on the board of Houston
Arboretum & Nature Center.

This team of Investment Representatives in Houston report to Steve Head,
Managing Director and Regional Manager for Texas.

Beverly Hills

Watt W. Webb III joins Barclays as a Director from BNY Mellon where he was a
Senior Director – Portfolio Management serving ultra high net worth families,
executives, hedge fund managers, and business owners. Prior to joining BNY
Mellon, Mr. Webb was a Senior Vice President – Equity Research and Portfolio
Management at Oakwood Capital Management LLC, and Portfolio Manager at
Cornerstone Investment Counselors, Inc. He holds a BA from Cornell
University, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard
Business School.

Warren Cohn joins Barclays as a Director from US Trust bringing with him over
20 years of industry experience. At US Trust, Mr. Cohn was a Senior Private
Client Advisor providing a variety of wealth planning and financial management
services to clients within the entertainment and sports industry. Previously,
Mr. Cohn was a Senior Director in the Private Wealth Management Group at BNY
Mellon. He holds a BA from The George Washington University and an MBA from
Nova Southeastern University.

Mr. Watt and Mr. Cohn report to Brian Sears, Managing Director and Regional
Manager for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offices .

Los Angeles

Adam Morgens, CFA joins Barclays as a Vice President with over eight years of
industry experience. Mr. Morgens joins the organization from the Institutional
Sales division of UnionBanc Investment Services LLC, which is the
broker-dealer subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A. Serving as a Vice President at
Union Bank, he developed and managed relationships with institutional and
middle market fixed income portfolio managers. Prior to working in
institutional sales, Mr. Morgens traded all aspects of fixed income for the
broker-dealer, including corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and
municipal bonds. He holds a BS from the University of Southern California,
Marshall School of Business.

Mr. Morgens reports to Brian Sears, Managing Director and Regional Manager for
the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offices.

Boston

Barry Pederson joins Barclays as a Director, bringing with him 20 years of
financial services experience. At his predecessor firms, Morgan Keegan, Sterne
Agee & Leach and A.G. Edwards, he was a partner on the institutional sales and
research teams. Before entering the financial services industry in 1993, Mr.
Pederson played twelve seasons, 1980-1992, of professional hockey in the
National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh
Penguins and Hartford Whalers. He is also a studio co-host for the New
England Sports Network's (NESN) Boston Bruins television broadcasts.

Mr. Pedersen reports to Marty Courage, Managing Director and Regional Manager
for Boston.

Chicago

Adam Strauss joins Barclays as a Vice President from the Private Wealth
Management Division of Goldman Sachs where he served high net worth
individuals and families. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2010, Mr. Strauss
was a Managing Consultant at Michael Page International. He holds a BS in from
Denison University and an MBA from The University of Iowa.

Mr. Strauss reports to Bill Scherr, Director and Regional Manager for Chicago.

Miami

Ileana Platt joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Banking division of
Credit Suisse bringing with her more than 24 years of wealth management
experience. At Credit Suisse Ms. Platt was a Director serving high net worth
individuals and families in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, and Panama. Prior to
joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Platt was a Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin &
Jenrette Securities Corporation and worked for the US Private Wealth
Management division of Citibank. She holds a BBA and an MBA from Florida
International University.

Rafael Urquidi also joins Barclays as a Director from the Private Banking
division of Credit Suisse where he served high net worth clients and families.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Urquidi held positions at Donaldson,
Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Co. and UBS International. He holds a BS from
the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Ms. Platt and Mr. Urquidi report to Marilyn Gonzalez, Director and Regional
Manager for Miami.

With 14 offices across the U.S. including the Barclays Wealth Trustees (U.S.),
NA., the Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays provides
comprehensive wealth management to high net worth individuals and families.
Barclays focuses on understanding its clients' financial needs, personal
aspirations and risk tolerance in order to design and implement highly
customized investment solutions.

About Barclays

Barclays moves, lends and invests money for customers and clients worldwide.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50
countries and employ over 140,000 people.

Our customers and clients benefit from access to the breadth of expertise
across Barclays. We are one of the largest financial services providers in
the world, engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment
banking, and wealth and investment management.

We are a leading global wealth and investment manager providing international
and private banking, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, investment
management, brokerage services and research to private and intermediary
clients around the world.

"Barclays" refers to any company in the Barclays PLC group of companies.

Barclays offers wealth management products and services to its clients through
Barclays Bank PLC ("BBPLC"), functioning in the United States through Barclays
Capital Inc. ("BCI"), an affiliate of BBPLC. BCI is a registered broker
dealer and investment adviser, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, with offices at 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166. Member
FINRA and SIPC. Barclays Bank PLC, registered in England and Wales (no.
1026167), has a registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP,
United Kingdom, and is regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Mortgage products and services in the U.S are offered by Barclays Bank
Delaware ("BBD"), member FDIC. Custom lending is offered via BBPLC, New York
Branch. Securities investing and brokerage products and services are offered
exclusively through BCI. A relationship with the Barclays Wealth and
Investment Management unit need not be established or maintained to obtain BBD
or BBPLC, New York Branch products or pricing. Bank regulations require that
the loan review and approval proves to be independent of, and cannot be
impacted by, brokerage/investment-related matters or other business dealings.

Trust and fiduciary services are offered through Barclays Wealth Trustees
(U.S.), N.A. ("BWT") a limited purpose national bank. BWT is subject to
regulation and examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
BWT is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BBPLC and an affiliate of BCI
and various other subsidiaries of, and entities affiliated with, BBPLC.

This is not a solicitation of any products or services.

SOURCE Barclays

Contact: Jignasa Patel, Jignasa.Patel@barclays.com, +1-212-526-3945
 
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