Africa: Absa looks abroad in wholesale banking push
London office slated for Q3, New York for 2019; CIB crucial to target of doubling revenue share.
Barclays: Move along, (almost) nothing to see here
Jes Staley gets to stay in his job, but his difficulties don't end with one investigation.
Barclays: Staley stays the course
Barclays CEO has to deliver now he has the bank the way he says he wants it to be.
Gender pay gap: Time to pay attention
At Barclays UK, which includes retail banking, consumer credit cards and corporate credit cards, men were paid an average 14.2% more than women, while at Barclays International the difference was 43.5%.
Whistleblowing: still a risky business
Barclays came under fire after it emerged that CEO Jes Staley tried to unmask a whistleblower in 2016, breaching the bank’s rules. The FCA has already delayed its investigation into Staley twice, prompting criticism.
Barclays in Japan: Double impact
Barclays: Nowhere to hide
After restructuring, is Barclays' markets business the right engine for growth?
Boxing goes ultra-white-collar as bankers fight for charity
Diversity and inclusion: Thomson Reuters reveals Q3 bank rankings for D&I
Sideways: Staley bets the farm on the Fab Four
Barclays CEO Jes Staley has staked his future on the ability of four markets veterans to produce a fast turnaround in performance at the firm’s investment bank.
Barclays’ loss is now Africa’s gain
Aside from the regulatory pains put forward as a reason for Barclays’ departure from Africa, there are other reasons why African banks are much better at serving local clients today.
African banks grasp the global retreat
Ramos leads Barclays Africa into a new era
Bob Diamond is back on the offensive
Sideways: Barclays gentleman charged along with players
There was an air of mild incredulity in some quarters of the City of London when John Varley, the former CEO of Barclays, was charged with fraud alongside the bank he once headed and three ex-colleagues.
Serious Fraud Office: UK whistleblowers deserve better
Throsby turns back the clock at Barclays
Barclays reorganization: good in parts
Throsby shakes up Barclays CIB
Barclays Libor affair: a reminder of what they said
The BBC is broadcasting on Monday an episode of Panorama that will present new material relating to the Barclays Libor affair: here is a guide to some of the related evidence from the UK Treasury Select Committee inquiry in 2012.
Barclays caps stunning year in own-account corporate finance
The sale of Barclays’ French retail business is another feather in the cap of CEO Jes Staley and his top executive team.
Treasurers left in the dark over ring-fencing plans
Barclays has outlined its timeframe for the implementation of ring-fencing, but banks have so far given little public detail on what the structural reform of the UK’s banking industry will entail. This is leaving corporate treasurers unable to make their own plans.
Sideways: Brexiteers’ financial gains may be short-lived
Barclays was among many European banks to see further price falls and volatility in the week following the Brexit referendum, even after shares bounced from their early lows. There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy about the banking sector in the wake of the vote, especially for a firm such as Barclays that remains an active player in investment banking and now faces a host of uncertainties over sales of financial products into Europe from its London base, as well as a worsened outlook for advisory, underwriting and trading services.
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Macaskill on markets: Brexit and the merchant bankers
Jes Staley, CEO of Barclays and a former employee of Dimon’s, provided a stark contrast with his decision to remain largely silent on the implications of the vote – and afterwards released a statement on his commitment to a transatlantic UK/US model. That didn’t help to inoculate Barclays from market turbulence after the decision to leave the EU was confirmed. Its shares fell by 30% at one point in early trading on Friday, before partially recovering when Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England (BoE), publicly committed to provision of extra liquidity to support UK banks and stated they are adequately capitalized.
Barclays: Can Jes do it?
Six months ago, Jes Staley took on a job that many of his peers said they did not envy. His task: to turn Barclays' business performance around and create a clear strategic vision for a bank that had not adapted to a new regulatory and market environment. Work remains to be done, not least in agreeing a ring-fenced structure and improving returns at the investment bank. But the mood at Barclays appears to be brightening.
Barclays looks outside for King successor
Barclays CEO Jes Staley has moved quickly to fill the top positions of his management team, with one big exception.
Barclays: Staley needs numbers to match the message
Deutsche Bank’s John Cryan might have the toughest job in banking, but Jes Staley probably runs a close second. The Barclays CEO has had an impressive first six months, all things considered. As always, there is more to do.
Anatomy of a wind-down: life in Barclays Non-Core
For the past couple of years, staff in a unit of Barclays have been hearing the sound of bells. Unlike at the New York Stock Exchange, however, this does not indicate the end of the trading day. The Barclays bells tell the global team tasked with offloading the bank’s non-core businesses that one of their colleagues has closed a deal.
Staley cements Barclays’ new order with Africa exit
Barclays' planned divestment of its Africa unit signals a new normal for the lender but the move appears counter-intuitive given the latter's relative profitability.
A long history of dispute over what the Gulf-based adviser should be paid for her role in helping the UK bank raise capital during the financial crisis, first revealed by Euromoney, has been revived – and escalated – by a new claim lodged in the UK High Court.
Barclays' FX fine: The death knell for last look?
The $150 million fine imposed on Barclays this week for abusing its last-look policy on clients' currency orders until as recently as three months ago signals another nail in the coffin for the controversial practice, say analysts.
Staley and Barclays: this time it’s different
October 2015 What kept Jes Staley out of the Barclays job three years ago does not apply in 2015, but this time round his challenges could be even greater.
McFarlane loses patience with Jenkins and takes over at Barclays
The only surprise about Wednesday's change at the top of Barclays is the speed at which the new chairman has chosen to take direct responsibility for meeting the considerable challenge of providing a decent return to shareholders.
Jenkins' downfall in quotes
Euromoney's last in-depth interview with Antony Jenkins before he was fired revealed tensions at the top amid an existential crisis in the bank’s business model.
Barclays' identity crisis
One year on from its big restructuring announcement, Barclays is still struggling to convince that it has found the right model. Investment banking remains the sticking point. Senior executives in the division say they’ve pulled off a £100 billion restructuring and improved the client franchise. They want to invest for growth. But sceptics say that bull market conditions and accounting sleight of hand have flattered results and the investment bank needs to become even smaller and more focused. The instinct of chief executive Antony Jenkins may be to give the investment bank more time. Shareholders and the new chairman may not be so patient.
As head of the macro products group inside Barclays’ investment bank since May 2014, Mike Bagguley, who had previously run foreign exchange and commodities before being asked to run the revamped FICC group, has been at the centre of the biggest changes.
Banking: Jenkins’ critical year at Barclays
The Barclays CEO is stuck between a rock and a hard place in trying to reposition the bank. He may be running out of time to extricate himself.
FX rigging: Barclays feels the heat
Barclays has suffered the biggest blow in the latest round of billion-dollar regulatory fines for rigging currency markets, with a penalty of almost $2.4 billion from five regulators, with the spotlight shifting to FX options.
Macaskill on markets: Moulds sets out to make Barclays dance again
New COO Jonathan Moulds will bring a straightforward and sensible approach to the challenges facing Barclays. Will he end up pulling the strings more than CEO Antony Jenkins?
Three challenges facing Barclays’ new head of wealth
Akshaya Bhargava, Barclays' new CEO for wealth and investment management, has his work cut out.
Macaskill on markets: Barclays retreat turns disorderly
Investment banking: As Barclays cuts FICC, Deutsche invests
Barclays cuts its investment bank in half; Deutsche raises equity to protect market share.
Barclays' Qatari capital-raising timeline
A chronology of the controversial Barclays-Qatar courtship amid a UK investigation into the capital raising.
Barclays Wealth continues streamlining
Barclays’ latest round of restructuring is hitting the investment banking business hard, but the future for the wealth management business might not be so bright either.
Barclays under Antony Jenkins is a mess in transition
Some have dubbed Antony Jenkins' reign at Barclays a work in transition. To me, it is undoubtedly a mess in transition.