Bob Diamond

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    Is Bob Diamond Padding His Jerk-Firing Numbers?

    As some of you may recall, last year in an interview with the Finanacial Times, Bob Diamond revealed the secret to Barclays success: “a no-jerks policy on hiring, taken seriously from the top executive suites on down.” Unfortunately, despite a rigorous interview process, some pricks still slip through. Deadly serious about not having time for […]

    / Dec 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Bob Diamond’s Got All Kinds Of Exciting Stuff Planned For Barclays

    First order of business: bonuses. Bobby’s been working on something he thinks you’re gonna love. Bob Diamond will stamp his authority on Barclays next month, when the incoming chief executive announces a radical overhaul of the way it pays its top bankers as part of a broader strategic review that could see the group shed […]

    / Jan 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Will Bob Diamond Take A Bonus This Year?

    The short answer: yes. The slightly longer answer:

    / Jan 11, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Bob Diamond Will Not Be Limiting Bonuses For Barclays Staff This Year, Would Appreciate It If The Bank Bashers Would Piss Off, Buy A Clue

    Earlier this morning across the pond, Bob Diamond told the House of Commons Treasury Committee that while payouts will be distributed “responsibly,” Barclays employees will be awarded bonuses that reflect the work they’ve done this year and will not be dictated by some arbitrary cap. Why won’t BD listen to the repeated calls from the […]

    / Jan 11, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Bob Diamond’s One-Man Cheering Squad Has Not Gone Unnoticed

    “Bobtimistic” is how Rich Ricci, Barclays Capital’s new co- chief executive officer, described Diamond’s eternally upbeat attitude to assembled executives in September as he introduced a five- minute video send-off tribute, featuring a digital scrapbook titled “The Wonder Years,” with clips of Diamond hiking up his yellow suspenders in 1997 as he talked about making […]

    / Nov 30, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    The (Alleged) Secret To Barclays’ Success: Strict Enforcement Of Hiring Rule Generally Waived At Other Banks

    This is the first bold claim in a Financial Times article today on how Barclays Capital has done so well for itself over the last 14 years: “most investment banks claim to have a ‘no-jerk’ policy on hiring.” Of course, on occasion, said rule is overlooked. Not too many times, once, maybe twice at Goldman […]

    / Mar 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Barclays Chief: Give It Up For Barclays

    Hey hey hey! Who’s psyched about Barclays’ record earnings that were announced today? Anyone? Anyone? Are you? Are you? Bob Diamond certainly doesn’t sense your excitement. Prove it to Bobby D. Show him you’re amped! He needs to feel it. In fact, that’s an order, straight from the top. Raise the fucking roof for the […]

    / Feb 17, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Some Barclays Employees Will Have Their Bonuses Cut This Year And Some Won’t

    In the former category: almost everyone. No specific numbers yet, but Barclays is expected to announce next week that only about 38% of revenue generated will go towards payouts (one of the lowest levels in the firm’s history). In the latter category: Bob Diamond. The Barclays Capital chief’s take home will be clocking in at […]

    / Feb 12, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Fear And Loathing In Davos

    Everybody’s pissed off at everybody at the World Economic Forum. It’s not the love fest it used to be. Not even humanity-lover Bono is showing up this year. Here’s a roundup: Barclays President Robert Diamond would like to point out that everyone at the bank is “immensely proud” that the bank didn’t take any direct […]

    / Jan 27, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Tools Of The Trade: How Bob Diamond Shoots Fish In A Barrel

    We’ve just started reading the monstrously long Esquire article on Barclays buying Lehman (ten pages online? Be serious), but wanted to get this out there now in case any of you are in the midst of a dry spell and were looking for some inspiration re: how to nail an employee from one of the […]

    / Sep 11, 2009 at 11:58 AM

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