Barclays Wealth Hires Michele Huff Powell as a Director and Investment Representative in Dallas

Sep 08, 2011, 10:00 ET from Barclays Wealth

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth manager by assets under management, is pleased to announce Michele Huff Powell has joined its Dallas office as a Director and Investment Representative.

Ms. Powell joins Barclays Wealth from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, bringing over 25 years experience advising high net worth individuals and families. She joined her predecessor firm in 1986 and during her tenure she was responsible for the integrated delivery of wealth management services to clients, in particular, wealth structuring, investment management and private banking services.  In her new role at Barclays Wealth, Ms. Powell reports to Steve Head, Regional Manager, Texas.

"I am pleased to welcome personally someone of Michele's caliber and client dedication to our Dallas office and the firm," said Mitch Cox, Head of Barclays Wealth Americas, and Head of Global Research and Investments. "As we grow in the Americas, we continue to find that Barclays Wealth's combination of wealth management experience and direct access to the world-class resources of Barclays globally is a compelling proposition for high net worth individuals and families, and therefore for their advisors."

Ms. Powell received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from West Virginia University and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst(SM) (CIMA®) designation.  She serves as a Board Director for Lakehill Preparatory School in Dallas.

"I am delighted to have such a highly experienced and talented professional join our wealth management team in Dallas as we continue expanding in the Texas region," said Mr. Head.

With 13 offices across the Americas, including the Barclays Wealth Trustees (U.S.), NA., Barclays Wealth 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.

Barclays Wealth Dallas office +1 214-720-9470

About Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK's largest, with total client assets of $273bn (170bn pounds Sterling) as of 30 June 2011. 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 is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and experience in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends and invests money for customers and clients worldwide.

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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 investment advisor, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The registered office of Barclays Capital Inc. is 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and Wales (registered no. 1026167) with a registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom. Barclays Bank PLC is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Member SIPC.

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