U.K. prosecutors will question Robert Diamond, former chief executive officer of Barclays Plc, in a probe into fees paid to Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund as the bank sought to raise money to avoid a government bailout, according to a person familiar with the matter.
As 1,100 managing directors from Barclays Capital descended on the Grosvenor House hotel near London’s Hyde Park in late September, they had more to celebrate than having successfully swallowed the North American unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. two years earlier. Their guy, Bob Diamond , the Massachusetts-born founder of Barclays Capital, had just been handed the top job at parent Barclays Plc in a sign of how he had transformed the 320-year-old British institution in his 14 years as investment bank chief, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. accused Barclays Plc of misleading a federal judge when it bought Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ’s defunct brokerage in the falling markets of September 2008, said a Lehman lawyer, citing a letter from JPMorgan Chairman Jamie Dimon .
The sovereign debt crisis of 2010 cannot be compared with the credit crunch of two years ago because the global banking system is more resilient this time around, according to Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer John Varley .
Barclays Plc’s Chief Executive Officer John Varley has turned down an offer to succeed Stephen Green as chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc , the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported , citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the situation.