Abigail with attitude: Africa in for Diamond, Asia out for Barclays

Abigail Hofman
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Returning to the category of imperial CEOs, most would agree that Bob Diamond, the former Barclays chief, was an earlier poster boy: a Do-it-my-way-or-take-the-highway kind of boss. Diamond’s successor, Antony Jenkins, doesn’t come across in the same mould. Jenkins is more of the hand-wringing, Let-us-do-penance-for-our-sins type of bank leader. A mole in Asia reports that clients are increasingly questioning whether or not Barclays’ investment bank has the appetite to be a big player in Asian capital markets. I even heard a rumour that some clients are asking questions such as:...