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About the analysts

Charlotte Edwards is in the European Credit Strategy team, covering Investment Grade credit. Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, she spent nearly four years at HSBC, where she worked in the European Credit Strategy team in a similar capacity, following a period working in European economics research. Charlotte graduated with a degree in Economics from Bath University and is a CFA charterholder.

Hiral Patel is the Head of Sustainable & Thematic Investing within Equity Research at Barclays. Hiral joined the team in June 2018 following five years covering the European Technology, Payments and FinTech sector. Prior to that, Hiral qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG where she worked in Audit covering Financial Services. Hiral graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies.

Maggie O’Neal is a Director in Credit Research at Barclays, based in London. She covers the European High Yield Industrials sector and European High Yield/Investment Grade Chemicals and Metals & Mining sectors. Prior to joining Barclays in 2015, Maggie spent ten years at Deutsche Bank where she worked on the European High Yield Research team in a similar capacity following a brief period in Credit Risk Management (Emerging Markets).

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Further insights

The Flip Side podcast 

This podcast series features lively debates between Barclays’ Research analysts on important topics facing economies and businesses around the globe.


Barclays ranked number one in green bond issuance in Q1 2020 

Since the beginning of the year, Barclays has helped numerous clients issue green bonds, earning the top position amongst issuers in the first quarter.

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