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Awards

Awards for Excellence 2006: Global Best foreign exchange house: Barclays Capital

Five years ago, the bank wasn’t even a top 10 player, but thanks to some innovative thinking and the Barx trading platform, it has proven that being biggest isn’t necessarily best.

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2006
Global Best Bank
I Global Best Investment Bank I Global Best M&A house I Global Best investment-grade debt house I Global Best leveraged finance house I Global Best ABS house I Global Best project finance house I Global: Best equity house I Global Best equity-linked house I Global Best structured product house I Global Best risk management house I Global Best commodities house I Global Best credit derivatives house I Global Best CDO house I Global Best foreign exchange house I Global Best cash management house I Global Best investor services house I Global Best private bank I Global Best private equity house I Global Best hedge fund manager

Also shortlisted in this category:
Citigroup
Deutsche Bank

Choosing the best house in foreign exchange is like making a distinction between Louis Roederer Cristal and Krug. Both are excellent champagnes and deciding which is the better tipple is ultimately an extremely subjective choice.

The level of service generally provided by the major FX banks is astonishingly good. This is true not only for the big players who feature in the top 10 of the Euromoney foreign exchange poll but also for many of the niche players farther down the order.

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