Posted on November 05, 2015

Barclays was named the ‘Wealth Manager of the Year’ in the Middle East for 2015, for the second consecutive year, by Global Investor. The award was announced during the 2015 Global Investor / ISF ME Awards ceremony at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

This prestigious award reflects Barclays’ continuous efforts to maintain its leadership position in the Wealth and Investment Management sector in the region. The bank was awarded Wealth Manager of the Year for its service excellence over the past 12 months. Other key differentiating factors include Barclays’ specialised open architecture platforms that offer the full range of investments, credit and wealth advisory products that are customised to meet clients’ various requirements. This is in addition to the unique ‘Integrated Banking Model’ of Barclays which provides clients with the opportunity to access the bank’s regional and global capabilities in the Corporate and Investment Banking divisions for their businesses.

Commenting on the prominent recognition, Cedric Lizin, Head of Middle East and North Africa and Head of Business, Japan, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, said: “We are honoured to be granted such a prestigious industry award, which reflects the excellence and effectiveness of the services that we offer our clients. This award recognises our regional and global capabilities providing bespoke Wealth and Investment Management services.”

The award also recognised the breadth and depth of Barclays’ Investment Club which gives Ultra High Net Worth clients access to unique off-market investment opportunities, co-investment opportunities, specialist investment funds and highly specialised investments. This is in addition to access to institutional quality research which delivers a holistic analysis on key economic, political, and market developments. Cedric concluded: “Receiving this award for the second consecutive year is a testimony to the depth of our regional and global capabilities, and demonstrates our commitment to providing Barclays’ clients with comprehensive bespoke solutions in the Middle East and North Africa.”