Awards for Excellence 2007: Best Debt House
Barclays Capital’s decision to concentrate exclusively on debt markets has taken it from being a European leader to a top position globally.
Also shortlisted in this category:
Having started out as a leading player in the UK sterling bond market, Barclays Capital went on to develop a leading regional franchise in Europe and is now a key player across the whole of the global debt markets. That it is part of the bond bulge bracket, particularly in Europe – is indisputable given its market share in international bond underwriting. In Dealogic’s global DCM league table, out of the European banks only Deutsche Bank is better placed. However, overall deal volume is only one way of measuring a bank’s worth. Barcap has managed to bring a rich array of innovative and market-defining transactions during the past year for the full range of client groups, in all product areas and across all regions.
"Our clients are savvy buyers of debt financial products"
"There is no way you can get to where we have got to overnight," says Grant Kvalheim, co-president of Barclays Capital.