Charles Barker

Best-in-class services for sophisticated clients

„One is ill-advised to rely for one's advice solely on those who never disagree.“
Ludwig Rosenberg, president of Germany's Trades Union Congress ("DGB") from 1962 to 1969

Charles Barker has been offering its clients comprehensive strategic consulting services in financial and capital markets communications for over 40 years. Our advice is based on an in-depth analysis of client companies, their products and services as well as their markets, giving rise to tailor-made communications concepts and activities that enable our clients to position themselves uniquely within their markets. Thanks to established contacts, which we have built up with financial and business editors over many years, we implement strategies in a dialogue with the media that is based on mutual trust and understanding.

We advise companies, institutional investors, asset managers and providers of alternative investments about their positioning and in regard to transactions, crisis situations, change processes as well as in the context of legal disputes. Our national and international client base includes leading financial institutions and service providers, SMEs as well as listed companies, consulting firms with a financial or capital market focus (management consultants, law firms) and business development agencies.

Independence and profound experience

In the four decades plus since our foundation in 1969 we have supported several hundred financial market transactions and advised managements and investors as part of numerous projects in corporate communications and in special situations.

As an owner-managed consultancy, Charles Barker is independent of network and group interests. Nevertheless, we are well connected around the globe thanks to our membership in GFC/Net ( Close partnerships with leading communications consultants locally provide our clients with the best possible service, carefully managed by us, at each of the world's major financial centres.