SOURCE: Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital

August 24, 2009 09:33 ET

Barclays Capital Launches Barclays Capital Live

Online Portal Provides Enhanced Analytics, Research and Trading

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, announces the global launch of Barclays Capital Live, its web-based client portal. Barclays Capital Live provides clients access to research, indices, analytics, reporting tools and electronic trading through BARX.

"Our investment in Barclays Capital Live underscores the firm's commitment to providing clients with exceptional intellectual capital and online tools. We have integrated the best of legacy Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital products to provide an offering which is unique in its depth and breadth across every asset class and every discipline," said Guglielmo Sartori di Borgoricco, Head of Distribution at Barclays Capital.

"I am delighted to bring to our clients our Research & Indices team's extensive knowledge, actionable insight and innovative products in real-time, through Barclays Capital Live," said Larry Kantor, Head of Research at Barclays Capital. "Barclays Capital Live provides a powerful platform for our clients, combining our top-ranked research, a broad array of analytical tools, and our multi-asset class electronic trading services from BARX."

Key features of Barclays Capital Live include:

--  Award-Winning Global Research
--  Market-Leading Index Products and Data
--  Comprehensive Cross-Asset-Class Data
--  Sophisticated Real-Time and Historical Analytical Tools
--  Prime Services Reporting Tools
--  Access to Award-Winning Electronic Trading via BARX
    

Barclays Capital Live is used by clients worldwide: more than 37,000 users have logged in to the site since launch with 1000 new users accessing the site every week. The firm is constantly adding new products and functionality to the site -- recent additions include the ability for clients to access the exceptional liquidity of the BARX Fixed Income trading application directly from Barclays Capital Live.

About Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs 20,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

For further information about Barclays Capital, please visit our website www.barclayscapital.com.