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    1. August 27, 2015

      Atlas Mara: Diamond in the rough

      You can take your pick of the reasons. A loss of investor interest in Africa. The knock-on impact of lower commodity...

    2. July 8, 2015

      Big choices for Barclays as Jenkins goes

      The time for remorse and apology is over, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive at the time, famously told a...

    1. July 8, 2015

      ‘Mac the knife’ quick to make mark at Barclays with CEO ousting

      Barclays clearly felt a bit left out. With the boards of three other big European banks — Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse...

    2. July 8, 2015

      Barclays: ain’t Antony

      He was the man for the moment. Think back to summer 2012. Barclays was in turmoil, its decision to become the first...

    3. May 13, 2015

      Bob Diamond suffers shareholder opposition at Atlas Mara AGM

      Bob Diamond suffered a mini-rebellion on Tuesday at the annual meeting of his Africa-focused financial services vehicle...

    4. May 13, 2015

      The admirable Engelhardt to leave Admiral with grown-up issues

      When a child grows up, it leaves home. When a business grows up, its parent leaves home. Henry Engelhardt, co-founder...

    5. April 27, 2015

      Atlas Mara to extend reach into Rwandan banking

      Atlas Mara, the Africa-focused financial services vehicle spearheaded by former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond,...

    6. December 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond backs Grassroot Soccer

      Bob Diamond: Soccer gem Now here’s a worthy cause, with a novel twist: preventing HIV in Africa through the universal...

    7. November 30, 2014

      The week: December 1

      US financial advisers are battling changes to consumer protection rules that they fear will disrupt sales of retirement...

    8. November 26, 2014

      Bob Diamond pounces as global banks retreat from Africa

      Bob Diamond, the former Barclays boss who is investing in African lenders, said big global banks have moved “off the...

    9. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in...

    10. September 26, 2014

      Banking on the growth of African consumers

      Regular readers will know that I think that the adventurous among you should be driving yourselves crazy working out...

    11. September 24, 2014

      Ex-Barclays bankers to give evidence to fraud agency

      Former board members of Barclays have been called on to give evidence to the UK’s anti-fraud agency as part of a probe...

    12. The A-List

      September 9, 2014

      The dilemma of defining risk appetite in banking

      When presenting HSBC’s first-half results last month, Douglas Flint, the bank’s chairman, talked of “disproportionate...

    13. September 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond’s Atlas Mara raises stake in Union Bank of Nigeria

      Bob Diamond has increased his bet on the African banking industry, by having his Atlas Mara venture pay $270m to...

    14. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      Bob's back

      8am on Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara Co-Nvest, the cash shell that Bob Diamond floated in London...

    16. August 7, 2014

      Complicated banks face complex rules

      Six years after the global financial crisis the tolerance of the public and politicians for bankers moaning about their...

    17. July 20, 2014

      J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

      J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor...

    18. Westminster Blog

      June 25, 2014

      The 13 moments that define Ed Miliband

      As phone hacking returns to the House of Commons three years after it rocked the political establishment, it seems a...

    19. June 16, 2014

      Mota-Engil Africa to list on LSE

      Portugal’s largest construction group on Monday said it would list its Africa subsidiary on the London Stock Exchange,...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Guest post: No, you can’t have your risk-free returns back: In which Tomas Hirst,...

    21. June 13, 2014

      Bob Diamond African venture misses $400m investment target

      Bob Diamond has failed to secure the additional $400m he was targeting for his African venture after some investors...

    22. June 2, 2014

      Atlantic gap opens in bank chiefs’ pay

      If one banker epitomises the new period of modesty among European lenders, it is Ross McEwan. Last year, the New...

    23. May 22, 2014

      Deutsche Bank: heckling CEOs

      Falling on your sword was never terribly popular among bank chief executives, even at the height of the financial...

    24. May 13, 2014

      Bob Diamond’s Africa fund to seek bigger M&A war chest

      Bob Diamond is aiming to more than double his war chest for African bank acquisitions, with a second fundraising in...

    25. May 12, 2014

      Barclays’ Fed lobbying efforts fall flat

      Barclays lobbied the US Federal Reserve more often than any other foreign bank in a vigorous – and ultimately...

    26. May 11, 2014

      UK fraud office steps up probe into Barclays’ dealings with Qatar

      Bob Diamond, John Varley and other senior members of Barclays’ former management are set to be questioned under caution...

    27. May 8, 2014

      Make way BarCap – for Lehman

      BarCap is dead. Long live Lehman Brothers. Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has deemed the heart of the old...

    28. Business Blog

      May 1, 2014

      Can banking clean up its act? A speech by Lionel Barber

      A speech by Lionel Barber, Financial Times editor, at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, May 1, 2014. An...

    29. April 29, 2014

      Jenkins pushes change at Barclays amid exodus of Lehman stalwarts

      Not long after Barclays bought Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage arm at the height of the financial crisis, Bob Diamond...

    30. April 29, 2014

      Media’s coverage offsets hostile banker-bashing, says study

      Bob Diamond called for an end to apologies, Stephen Hester said criticism made “the job harder” and one former...

    31. April 14, 2014

      Diamond’s deal for African bank reveals sanctions twist

      An African bank being bought by the former chief executive of Barclays is helping a Zimbabwe bank under US financial...

    32. April 14, 2014

      No 1 Bankers’ Redemption Agency relishes African risk

      An encounter between Precious Ramotswe, much-loved Botswanan detective, and controversial ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond...

    33. April 8, 2014

      Diamond steps up charge into Africa

      Bob Diamond has grand plans for African banking. The former Barclays chief executive says his flurry of recent deals in...

    34. April 8, 2014

      Tech IPOs must address a more critical audience

      It is more like a slow puncture in a tyre than the pricking of a bubble. Compared with the sharp share price falls of...

    35. April 8, 2014

      Bob Diamond raids Barclays for new Africa banking chief

      Bob Diamond, the ousted former Barclays chief executive, has raided the ranks of his former employer by poaching an...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tiger hunting on fiscal cliffs: David flags the recent anti-corruption, anti-vice...

    37. March 31, 2014

      Bob Diamond re-enters world of banking

      Bob Diamond is going back to the ABC of banking. But he is adding a Z – Zimbabwe. In an announcement that may have been...

    38. March 28, 2014

      A year of regulating more effectively

      It’s been a year since the much-derided Financial Services Authority morphed into the Financial Conduct Authority, with...

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