Back in February, Barclays announced that it would be making some changes around the office; specifically, that it would be asking approximately nine percent of the company to pack up their things to leave, for good. According to the FT, a couple more people may want to prepare themselves for an uncomfortable chat in the conference room with HR.

Barclays is preparing a radical overhaul of its troubled investment bank in a move which is expected to result in thousands of job cuts, adding to pressure on the division’s two heads. The shake-up comes amid growing investor disquiet about the bank’s decision to increase bonus payments by 10 per cent to a total of £2.4bn last year in spite of a one-third fall in its pre-tax profits…Shareholders are also unhappy about rising costs and falling profits at the investment bank, which is jointly run by Tom King in the US and Eric Bommensath in Europe. The new strategy for the investment bank is expected to be unveiled before the summer. Two people familiar with the situation said the bank was also considering replacing Mr King and Mr Bommensath, though this may not happen until after the new strategy is presented.

Barclays To Shake Up Investment Bank [FT]

Earlier: Layoffs Watch ’14: Barclays Is Gonna Need 12,000 Empty Boxes

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  1. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    The guys doing the firing are getting fired?

  2. Posted by Robert E. Lee | March 13, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    More like, the generals in charge of the marching orders for the campaign where 12,000 couldn't make a go of it, get to stick around to watch their soldiers get bayoneted, and THEN, maybe, they'll get fired.

  3. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    In the ass!

  4. Posted by John Person | March 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    12,002 employees who couldn't figure out the 7 reasons a certin e-cig company was going to double, possibly triple your money.

    John Person
    Market Analyst

  5. Posted by John Person | March 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    I'm John Person

    John Person
    Market Analyst

  6. Posted by John Person | March 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    No you aren't. I'm John Person.

  7. Posted by mrp | March 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    will the real John Person please stand up?

    -slim shady

  8. Posted by UBS FTW | March 13, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    1. motivate management by making sinister leaks to the press re: their employment security
    2. cut client offerings by shutting entire businesses
    3. cut bonuses such that your top producers leave
    4. merge systems with bureaucratic overseas retail bank
    5. profit?

  9. Posted by Top or Bottom | March 14, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    I'm guessing you're one of the "top producers" who "voluntarily" left UBS?

    – Bottom Producer

  10. Posted by Guest | March 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    BNP Paribas is worst firm on street, enough about UBS

    -Pepe La Pugh

  11. Posted by Downsize for the win | March 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Barcap = smallcap

  12. Posted by employee | March 19, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    the street didn't know that only senior level got those bonus plus increased. All VPs and below didn't get any. please go tell to the shareholders and pull that J down and ask D back to head the IB.