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Barbara-Ann King

Chief Commercial Officer

Investec Wealth & Investment UK

London, UK

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Barbara-Ann King’s Biography

Barbara-Ann King is Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Board Member at Investec Wealth & Investment UK, working closely with private clients, charities, trusts and financial advisors to manage their wealth and ensure best returns on investments.

Barbara-Ann leads over 1300 people in client management, research, product and marketing across 15 offices nationally. She is the executive sponsor for Belonging, Diversity & Inclusion and sustainability. Barbara-Ann is passionate about gender equality and has won many accolades over the years for both her contribution to the industry and her work on gender parity, including the prestigious Barclays Woman of The Year.

A trained solicitor, Barbara-Ann began her career in academia before moving into banking at Citigroup, where she became Global Head of Alternative Investments. Barbara-Ann later moved to Barclays Wealth as Global Head of Alternatives before later becoming Chief Investment Officer, responsible for research, investment strategy, e-commerce & marketing.

During her time at Barclays, Barbara-Ann made her mark as a change-maker within the organisation and beyond. Under her leadership, Barclays launched SmartWoman, a female community aimed at empowering women to take control of their financial futures. She chaired the Barclays Women’s Network and was at the forefront of the bank’s fresh approach on diversity, playing a pivotal role in steering the company towards greater inclusivity across the UK and Europe.

An active philanthropist and champion of diversity, Barbara-Ann is the Co-Founder of Amara Associates, a charitable organisation that aims to help achieve diversity and balance. She is also the Co-Founder & Chair of the Global Institute for Gender Research & Investment, which aims to centralise global efforts to further women’s economic rights.

She holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property & Competition Law and is a Senior Associate at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

Barbara-Ann’s Newsfeed

International Adviser
Investec creates UK wealth advisory arm

Barbara-Ann King, Chief Commercial Officer at Investec Wealth is quoted in an article for International Adviser regarding Investec's recently formed wealth advisory arm.

Business Day
Women lead global effort to save lives but still not empowered to make big decisions

In an article written for Business Day, Barbara-Ann King says: "Companies that value diversity and have leaders focused on people and culture are companies with the best growth prospects."

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Barbara-Ann’s Background

Investec Wealth & Investment UK
Chief Commercial Officer
Oct 2020 - Present
London, UK
Investec Wealth & Investment was established in 1827 as part of the Investec group. The division focuses on helping individuals as well as charities, trusts and financial advisors manage their wealth and ensure optimal returns on investment.
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Porcelain Media Group
Director, Financial Services
2014 - Jul 2020
Porcelain Media Group is a family business focused on communications.
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Advisory Roles

Lucy Cavendish College
Senior Associate
2020 - Present
Cambridge, UK
Lucy Cavendish College is one of the thirty-one colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Other Business Interests

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GreenInk Ventures
Advisor & Investor
2019 - Present
GreenInk investment club supports female-led sustainability start-ups.

Current Board Positions

Investec Wealth & Investment UK
Executive Board Member
London, UK
Barbara-Ann is at the helm of Investec Wealth & Investment UK as Chief Commercial Officer and serves as an Executive Board Member.

Philanthropy

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Global Institute for Gender Research and Investment
Co-Founder & Chair
Jul 2020 - Present
The Institute brings together research, education and investment expertise from like-minded people across the globe. It seeks to provide a library of resources for those seeking to lift women up.
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Amara Associates
Co-Founder
Jun 2020 - Present
London, UK
Amara Associates is a charitable body that sets out to help organisations achieve diversity and balance in numerous areas, including content & communications, investments and capital management.
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Media

Voice of Experience: Barbara-Ann King, Head of Investments, Barclays Stockbrokers
Feature
Jan 2010
New York, NY, USA
Barbara-Ann shares her career experience in this feature and explains how she became Head of Investments at Barclays Stockbrokers.
Reaching out to the household decision-makers
Interview
Jan 2013
London, UK
Barbara-Ann refers to her realisation regarding the demography of Barclays' client-base. She says: "Women are commercially vital and 80 percent of decision-makers in households are women.”

Awards & Endorsements

PAM
The PAM 50 Most Influential 2021
2021
London, UK
In March 2021, Barbara-Ann was named in The PAM 50 Most Influential 2021 list for being at the forefront of shaping wealth management in the UK.
Barclays
Women of The Year
2009
London, UK
Barbara-Ann was presented with the Barclays Group Women of The Year award for her success within the financial services industry and her contribution to the Barclays Group.
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Charitable Interests

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Catching Lives
Volunteer
2018 - Present
Canterbury, UK
Catching Lives is an independent charity operational in Canterbury and East Kent. It aims to support the homeless and vulnerably housed, who feel they have nowhere else to turn.
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MINDAlpha
Co-Founder & Ambassador
2017 - Present
MINDAlpha is a financial education programme aimed at women and girls in the UK, Europe and UAE.

Barbara-Ann’s Education

The College of Law
Law Society Finals
School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London
LL.M Intellectual Property and Competition Law

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