| London Stock Exchange: CBG
Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. We employ 2,800 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our strategy focuses on the relationships, services and expertise through which we aim to build leadership in our specialist markets. We describe this approach to business as Modern Merchant Banking, reflecting how the same principles on which we established our business in 1878 continue to be relevant today.
In lending, we concentrate on meeting clients’ specialist financing needs across the business lifecycle by developing our expertise in our specialist markets, which drives the opportunities to add value for our clients.
Our deposits business supports our lending and offers competitive rates to reward individual savers and business customers.
In asset management, we believe that everyone should think ahead, have a financial plan and invest wisely. Our business looks to achieve that by offering a full range of investment and wealth management solutions from our self directed platform to our bespoke portfolio service for high net worth individuals.
In securities, we continue to adapt and diversify our products and market-making services for retail brokers, asset managers and institutional clients.