ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays Wealth, the global wealth manager and advisor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Willis Eydt as a Director and Regional Manager of its Atlanta office.
Ms. Eydt will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Atlanta Branch and growing the regional business. Commenting on her position, Ms. Eydt said: "Having spent the majority of my career in the southeast, I am delighted to be joining the Barclays Wealth team in Atlanta, particularly now as they are expanding their business -- here and across the Americas."
Ms. Eydt has more than 14 years of wealth management and operational experience, most recently at UBS Financial Services, where she served as Executive Director and Branch Office Manager in Atlanta overseeing more than 130 advisors and staff. Prior to UBS, she was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and served in several senior roles that included responsibility for branch managers and oversight of branch supervision globally for Private Client Services. Ms. Eydt holds a BA and a JD from Mercer University, where she serves on the Board of Visitors for the Stetson School of Business & Economics.
"With her long industry experience and deep understanding of the Southeast business, Linda is a strong addition to our regional management team as we continue to grow," said Jack Petersen, Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management, Americas. "On a broader level, Barclays Wealth is committed to expanding its presence in the Americas, as evidenced by our hiring of more than 50 Investment Representatives in 2009, and our plans to add more than 100 this year."
Ms. Eydt will report to Mr. Petersen who oversees the 13 offices in the Americas, which include Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
For further information, contact:
Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications
212 526 3568
About Barclays Wealth
Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK's largest, with total client assets of $221bn (134bn pounds Sterling), as at 30 June 2009. With offices in 25 countries, Barclays Wealth serves affluent, high net worth 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, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 49 million customers and clients worldwide.
Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays Bank PLC, functioning through Barclays Capital Inc. in the United States. Barclays Capital Inc., an affiliate of Barclays Bank PLC, is a U.S. registered broker-dealer and regulated by the Securities & Exchange Commission. The registered office of Barclays Capital Inc. is 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166. Member SIPC.
SOURCE Barclays Wealth Americas