- Close Brothers Group
Close Brothers Group plc Type Public (LSE: CBG) Industry Banking Founded 1878 Headquarters London, United Kingdom Key people Strone Macpherson, Chairman
Preben Prebenson, CEO
Jonathan Howell, Finance Director
Operating income £549 million (2011) Employees 2,500 Website www.closebrothers.co.uk
Close Brothers Group plc (LSE: CBG) is a British specialist financial services group based in the City of London. The company makes loans, trades securities and provides advice and investment management solutions to a wide range of clients.
Close Brothers’ Banking division provides specialist lending to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals across a diverse range of asset classes, and also offers deposit taking services.
The Securities division provides trading services to retail brokers and institutions principally through Winterflood, a leading market-maker in the UK.
The Asset Management division provides a full range of advice, investment management and self directed services to private, institutional and corporate clients and professional advisers.
Close Brothers was established in 1878 and today employs over 2,500 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.
In the 1980’s the company began a phase of significant expansion through the acquisition of a large number of specialist businesses which included Winterflood Securities in 1993 and Rea Brothers in 1999 . The Banking Division meanwhile was built up via a series of smaller acquisitions and start-up businesses.
The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984 and today ranks among the top 200 listed companies in the UK.
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