• Antony Jenkins one day you might find a place in my heart to rival Bob Diamond but you're not there yet.


    Barclays Asks Shareholders If They’d Mind Terribly Chipping In Just A Bit More Cash

    Barclays today announced a fancy new capital plan that illustrates the subtle cultural differences between US and UK banking. When U.S. regulators want banks to raise more capital, they tell them to do it by 2018, and the banks spend the intervening five years whining about it. When UK regulators want Barclays to raise more […]

    / Jul 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    Bonus Watch ’14 And Beyond: Europe

    The EU is amending its hilariously easy-to-skirt bonus restrictions, to punish you, should your firm allow its Tier 1 capital ratios fall below an arbitrary (and possibly variable) level.

    / Jul 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    The EU Wants Bankers To Get A Nice Interest Rate On Their Deferred Pay

    In the war against bankers’ pay the EU has a secret weapon: Banks should pay bonuses in debt, which would be wiped out if a bank failed, an EU banking report will suggest as Europe attempts to step up the fight against bankers’ pay. I’ve been sort of fond of this for a while. It’s […]

    / Oct 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM
  • News

    Doing Well By Doing Financial Reform

    There’s a thing called socially responsible investing where (1) you invest other people’s money, (2) poorly, (3) but it’s okay because you’re doing it not to make them money but to save the whales, er, penguins, and they like penguins, so they keep paying your fees. This is a good racket as rackets go but […]

    / Jun 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM
  • News

    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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