Barclays Capital: Building on a success story

Date: March 27, 2012
Pages: 15
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Barclays Capital: Building on a success story
Introduction

This case study describes how Barclays PLC has developed its investment banking operation from the somewhat marginalized BZW division to its current powerhouse status as Barclays Capital today.

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Highlights

Barclays Capital has been a resounding success story for Barclays PLC, accounting for over 43% of total revenue in 2010 as well as giving the company a major global presence.

Barclays Capital is seeking to consolidate its position as a major player in the global investment banking sector mainly through the diversification of its operations.

Barclays Capital has targeted the Asia Pacific market to expand its operations in its aim of becoming a world-leading investment bank.

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  • How significant is Barclays Capital to the financial performance of Barclays PLC as a whole?
  • In what business areas does Barclays Capital specialize?
OVERVIEW

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ANALYSIS

Barclays Capital is the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC
  From humble beginnings, Barclays Capital has gone on to become the major producer of revenue for Barclays PLC
  In 1997, Barclays PLC’s investment banking division was rebranded from BZW to Barclays Capital
  Barclays Capital accounted for over 43% of Barclays PLC’s revenue in 2010
  Barclays Capital cushioned Barclays PLC through 2008 to give an overall rise in profits

DIVERSIFICATION

Barclays Capital continues to diversify its business
  Barclays Capital continues investments in technology
  The success of BARX has been recognized with several awards
  In 2010, Barclays Capital moved into major equity capital raising and advisory roles
  Barclays Capital becomes a major player in the US mergers and acquisitions market
  Barclays Capital aims for greater returns by 2013

EXPANDING IN ASIA

Barclays Capital has focused on its Asia operations in order to expand
  Barclays Capital focuses on broadening its reach in Asia in a bid to become a top-tier global investment bank
  Barclays Capital has launched a major recruitment drive in Asia to become a major global force across mergers and acquisitions
  Barclays Capital’s acquisition of Lehman Brothers has strengthened its position in Asia

CONCLUSIONS

Barclays Capital seeks to consolidate its status as a major player in the global investment banking scene

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