KARACHI (APP) - A distribution agreement has been signed by the Barclays Pakistan and the & JS Investments. An announcement here on Monday said that Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan one of the largest global banks, has signed a landmark distribution agreement with JS Investments Limited (JSIL), one of the leading asset management companies in Pakistan. It said that under the agreement, JS Income Fund (JS IF) and Unit Trust of Pakistan (UTP) will be available at Barclays branches across Pakistan. The Distribution agreement was signed by Ali Raza Siddiqui, Director and Chief Investment Officer, JSIL and Khawaja Asif, Director Consumer Bank, Barclays Pakistan, in terms whereof JSIL appointed Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan as a distribution company for the funds managed by JSIL. Other senior members of the management teams of both organizations were also present at the occasion. While speaking at the signing ceremony, Ali Raza Siddiqui commented 'We are delighted at the signing of this agreement as this arrangement between JSIL and Barclays in Pakistan has the potential for great synergies in the future. Barclays is one the largest global banks and partnering with them provides us better access to broad customer base across the country, along with opening new avenues to reach a wide range of exclusive customer segments. Speaking on the occasion, Khawaja Asif added that 'the distribution of investment product will form an integral part of ever growing consumer product suite and will provide Premier customers a complete wealth management solution. The teams of Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan and JSIL stressed that the agreement represents only a beginning of the growing relationship between the two organizations. In the near future both companies will work towards the introduction of more customized products, thereby bringing the benefits of more mutual fund products to customers. JSIL currently is one of the leading private sector asset management companies in Pakistan, and offers an extensive suite of more than 16 products for its investors. JSIL is a part of the JS Group, one of the largest and most high profile business and financial services groups in Pakistan with wide-ranging business interests in diverse areas including financial services, banking, brokerage and advisory, media, oil and gas, information technology and transportation. Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.