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Our Investment Experts

Our experts are considered authorities in their field, so they’re the right people to provide you with the type of insights which can help you make smarter investing decisions. Learn more about their specialities below, as well as why they’re considered experts, and keep an eye on the Investment news and articles section of Barclays Smart Investor for their latest articles.

Clare Francis - Director of Savings and Investments

Clare is a director of Savings and Investments, having joined Barclays in October 2015. Her background is in financial journalism with over 15 years’ experience of covering consumer finance. Clare started her career at The Times in 1999.

Arne Hassel – Chief Investment Officer

Arne is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Barclays Investment Solutions (BIS) and member of the BIS Executive Committee.

Dr Peter Brooks - Head of Behavioural Finance

Dr Peter Brooks is Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays where he focuses on how investor behaviour is affected by market conditions.

William Hobbs - Head of Investment Strategy

William Hobbs joined Barclays in October 2005, working in the Equity Research team, covering the global consumer sector.

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Investment News & Articles

Keeping up to speed with the issues that could affect your investments is important for all smart investors. Read our latest articles to discover topical economic and market insight, investment ideas, and some of the trends which are shaping the world today.