04.26.2013
By Terry Flanagan

Barclays GlobalAccess funds now available through Raymond James

London: Barclays has announced the GlobalAccess fund range is now available to users of Raymond James Investment Services.

Launched in 2004, constantly evolving to meet investors needs, the GlobalAccess fund range was created to provide exclusive access to the world’s leading investment managers. To date, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management runs a total of 30 billion GBP in funds of which 5 billion GBP sits within the GlobalAccess range.

GlobalAccess funds are managed as institutional style segregated mandates with 16 funds available covering both equity and fixed income markets. Each investment manager is chosen for their expertise in a particular market or asset class, and then combined with other specialist managers. Many of the managers and mandates are not otherwise accessible to UK retail investors.

As of this month, clean share classes of the full range of GlobalAccess funds are available through Raymond James Investment Services Limited (Raymond James).

Commenting on the addition of the funds to Raymond James, Jaime Arguello, Head of Multi-Management, Barclays, said: “We are delighted that Raymond James have chosen to include the GlobalAccess funds in their offering and we are committed to widening the ways in which retail investors can access our funds. We believe that GlobalAccess offers both unique access to some of the world’s top fund managers and to the manager selection expertise of Barclays.”

Stuart Wright, Head of Operations and Product Management, Raymond James, said: “We are constantly looking to evolve and add to the investment range available for our wealth managers and we believe the addition of the Barclays GlobalAccess funds provides a range of exciting new investment options.”

About Barclays

Barclays moves, lends and invests money for customers and clients worldwide.  With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people.

Our customers and clients benefit from access to the breadth of expertise across Barclays.  We are one of the largest financial services providers in the world, engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment management.

We are a leading global wealth and investment manager providing international and private banking, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, investment management, brokerage services and research to private and intermediary clients around the world.

“Barclays” refers to any company in the Barclays PLC group of companies.

Barclays offers wealth management products and services to its clients through Barclays Bank PLC (“BBPLC”), functioning in the United States through Barclays Capital Inc. (“BCI”), an affiliate of BBPLC.  BCI is a registered broker dealer and investment adviser, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with offices at 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166.  Member FINRA and SIPC. Barclays Bank PLC, registered in England and Wales (no. 1026167), has a registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom, and is regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Mortgage products and services in the U.S are offered by Barclays Bank Delaware (“BBD”), member FDIC.  Custom lending is offered via BBPLC, New York Branch.  Securities investing and brokerage products and services are offered exclusively through BCI.  A relationship with the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management unit need not be established or maintained to obtain BBD or BBPLC, New York Branch products or pricing.  Bank regulations require that the loan review and approval proves to be independent of, and cannot be impacted by, brokerage/investment-related matters or other business dealings.

Trust and fiduciary services are offered through Barclays Wealth Trustees (U.S.), N.A. (“BWT”) a limited purpose national bank. BWT is subject to regulation and examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. BWT is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BBPLC and an affiliate of BCI and various other subsidiaries of, and entities affiliated with, BBPLC.

This is not a solicitation of any products or services.

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