In this in-depth analysis series Verdict Financial puts the world's largest wealth managers under the microscope to examine their recent financial performance as well as their strategies for growth and customer targeting.
Examine the financial performance and key ratios for Barclays and benchmark this competitor against other global wealth managers.
Explore Barclays' recent M&A and growth/ retrenchment strategies and their impacts on its AUM growth and financial performance.
Learn more about Barclays' client targeting strategies and examine whether these have been successful.
What are Barclays' recent M&A and organic growth highlights?
What is Barclays' group level and wealth management unit financial performance?
Which customer markets does Barclays aim to target?
How does Barclays market and promote itself?
Barclays Wealth has been growing its UK presence by opening new offices across the country. A notable exception to this is that Barclays Wealth has not expanded within the London area. This is a common trend among competitors, as many are finding the capital overly competitive.
2013 was a good year for overall group profit, especially when compared to 2012. The growth was driven by reduced costs associated with customer compensation schemes, which ate into profits in 2012.
Barclays Wealth has a specialist proposition for UK expats living abroad, which includes targeted products and services designed to appeal to these HNW individuals.