NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays Wealth, the leading global wealth manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lewis as Managing Director and Head of Banking, Americas.
In this newly created position, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the regional banking platform. He leads the continued build-out of the firm's regional banking products and services, such as cash management, credit and debit cards, transactional banking, savings accounts and client household programs.
Commenting on his position, Mr. Lewis said: "It is exciting to join Barclays Wealth at a time when they are so invested in the growth of the banking business. I look forward to utilizing my banking expertise to help develop a best-in-class offering that meets the needs of our high net worth clientele."
Mr. Lewis has more than 20 years of banking and trust experience, including most recently as Head of Banking Products, Americas at UBS, where he oversaw all regional banking-related business including savings deposits, residential mortgages and credit cards. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive of ING Mortgage LLC, and Chief Marketing and IT officer at ING Direct. Prior to that, Mr. Lewis held positions of Chief Operating Officer at ScotiaTrust and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Change Management at National Trust, both located in Toronto.
"We are excited to welcome someone with Mr. Lewis's expertise and experience to this role," said Mitch Cox, Head of Barclays Wealth in the Americas and Head of Research and Investments for the firm globally. "David's appointment underscores our commitment to building out private banking. Barclays Wealth's expansion of its credit and banking platform in the Americas is a part of our dedication to meeting the needs of high net worth individuals."
Mr. Lewis, a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, has a BA in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.
In the Americas, Barclays Wealth has 14 offices and provides comprehensive wealth management to high net worth individuals and families. The firm focuses on understanding its clients' financial needs, personal aspirations and tolerance for risk in order to design and implement highly customized investment solutions and enable clients to achieve their objectives.
About Barclays Wealth
Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK's largest, with total client assets of $232bn (153.5bn pounds Sterling), as of June 30, 2010. With offices in over 20 countries, Barclays Wealth focuses on private and intermediary clients worldwide, providing international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary services and brokerage.
Barclays Group is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
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