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Prime Brokerage Services

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Barclays Investment Bank Prime Services for Cross-Asset Financing, Clearing and Execution

Prime Brokerage Services

Providing clients with a range of prime brokerage, execution, financing and clearing services.

We offer a range of prime brokerage services, including cross-asset class offerings for financing, clearing and execution globally.

Integrated into our broader Investment Bank product offering, our prime brokerage services include equities and fixed income financing, and is complemented by access to our Agency Derivatives Services (OTC Clearing, Futures and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage) and to our Capital Solutions team. We supplement our core offering with:

  • asset protection strategies
  • margining solutions
  • industry intelligence, and
  • analytics and execution technologies.

Equities and fixed income financing

Barclays offers clients secured financing for both cash and synthetic equities and fixed income products as part of our Markets business. Our financing clients can benefit from the services of our sales and trading teams, and from access to our research.

As an international financial services organisation, we are able to offer clients options for asset protection through our different legal entities. Additionally, our proprietary Global Netting Agreement (GNA) provides flexible and transparent margin methodologies for cross-asset class portfolios.

Capital Solutions

Our Capital Solutions team is part of our institutional sales force, allowing us to develop strong relationships with investors and investment managers alike. By taking the time to understand the specific needs of both, we can help investors deploy capital with asset managers who have complementary investment priorities. We also offer consulting services and conduct industry studies to help asset managers better position their business.

Barclays Live app for iPad and Android tablets

The Barclays Live app for tablets helps institutional clients to cut through the information deluge. Interactive tiles allow clients to view the content they want, store it for offline use, annotate it on the go, and more. It's Barclays Live, now tailored for you on iPad and Android tablets.

More about Barclays Live app
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Agency Derivatives Services

Agency Derivatives Services (ADS) provides execution, clearing, intermediation and settlement services through three businesses:

  • As one of the very first banks to establish a dedicated OTC derivatives clearing business, we have a significant understanding of how the changing regulatory environment is impacting the execution and clearing of securities across the globe. Our clearing business offers proprietary technology and works across asset classes with our broad markets businesses. This allows us to quickly engage with clients to on their evolving needs, and help them to understand the impact of the latest regulatory developments.

  • Our Futures business provides quality execution and clearing services to institutional asset managers, the hedge fund community and other financial institutions. Our combined multi-asset class futures approach positions us to deliver product innovation at all stages of the investment lifecycle, offering efficient market access across the globe.

  • We deliver a comprehensive FX Prime Brokerage platform, with integrated systems to manage risk and execution on a global scale. Our diverse execution services include straight-through processing give-up; trading via BARX FX [hyperlink to], our electronic trading platform; and sponsored market access to the largest ECN platforms and single bank venues.

    Follow the link below for more information on Barclays’ EMIR disclosures in relation to our exchange traded derivatives services.

    European Market Infrastructure Regulation DisclosuresEuropean Market Infrastructure Regulation Disclosures
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Quantitative Prime Services

Part of our broader electronic offering, Quantitative Prime Services (QPS) offers state-of-the-art SubM® technology with low round-trip latency. Our QPS products can provide clients with one tool for trade execution, financing and reporting, with built-in risk management.


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