Close Brothers Group Plc engages in the provision of lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. It operates through the following divisions: Banking, Securities, Asset Management, and Group. The Banking division includes specialist lending products, specialist installment payment solutions, and deposit taking services. The Securities division carries the activities of winter flood, which provides dealing and execution services to financial institutions. The Asset Management division covers wealth management services such as bespoke investment management, financial advice and planning, services for professional advisers, financial education services, and self directed service. The Group division consists of the central functions of the group which comprise group executive, finance, marketing, communications, investor relations, legal, human resources, audit, compliance, corporate development, secretariat, and risk. The company was founded by William Brooks Close in 1878 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.