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  1. 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 specialising in...

  2. Westminster Blog

    June 25, 2014

    The 12 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 good...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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 balked...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 crisis. It...

  6. 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 less...

  7. 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 unsuccessful –...

  8. 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 by...

  9. 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 Barclays...

  10. 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 accompanying...

  11. 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 said he...

  12. 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 stockbroker...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 might...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 some...

  17. 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 ex-US...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 a...

  21. February 16, 2014

    Forex in the spotlight

    The annual Prime Finance get-together in The Hague is a rather arid affair, with a coterie of academics, lawyers and the odd...

  22. February 9, 2014

    Dame Alison Carnwath: chairman of Land Securities

    Dame Alison Carnwath is haunted by the spectre of Bob Diamond. There are many other things for which she could be known: as...

  23. January 29, 2014

    Bob Diamond hires MF Global veteran David Schamis at Atlas

    Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond has hired financial services veteran David Schamis as a founding partner to run the private...

  24. January 22, 2014

    Davos is no place for a comeback by the failed kings of finance

    There might be hope yet for Fred Goodwin. Evidence is accumulating that the men at the top of big western banks when the...

  25. January 13, 2014

    Lord Mandelson adds BP to Global Counsel’s elite client list

    Lord Mandelson’s advisory group has added oil company BP to its roster of clients that has featured companies from across a...

  26. December 18, 2013

    Diamond sees gold in African finance

    Eighteen months after resigning in the aftermath of the Libor rate-rigging scandal, Bob Diamond is plotting his comeback....

  27. December 17, 2013

    Bob’s back: back Bob?

    Bob’s back. After leaving Barclays under a cloud in July 2012, Bob Diamond has re-emerged with a $325m cash shell that is...

  28. December 17, 2013

    Bob Diamond’s Africa fund Atlas Mara raises $325m

    Bob Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, has made a dramatic return to the London Stock Exchange, raising a...

  29. December 13, 2013

    Sub-Saharan Africa tempts bankers as other emerging regions stall

    If there is one developing region that still excites bankers in the face of stuttering faith in the more established...

  30. December 13, 2013

    Bob Diamond to try his fire and passion on Africa

    At Barclays he often went by the nickname Red. Appropriately enough, perhaps. To many who worked with him, former chief...

  31. December 8, 2013

    Investors line up to back Bob Diamond’s African comeback

    Bob Diamond has secured the preliminary support of several big institutional investors for his planned $250m cash shell...

  32. December 7, 2013

    Bob Diamond returns to banking

    Bob Diamond is making a dramatic return to banking, launching a vehicle with Africa’s youngest billionaire that hopes to...

  33. November 13, 2013

    Barclays blundered when it hired a celebrity box-ticker

    The number of celebrity compliance officers working in the City has just dropped from one to zero. Sir Hector Sants, former...

  34. October 28, 2013

    A €15,000 bathtub? Hair shirts fit better

    There was something familiar about reports that a German cleric dubbed “the bishop of bling” had spent €15,000 on a bathtub...

  35. September 15, 2013

    Bob Diamond calls for bank rules shake-up

    Bob Diamond – the former head of Barclays who tried to buy Lehman Brothers before its collapse five years ago – has joined a...

  36. August 13, 2013

    Barclays reviews UAE business amid retail banking retrenchment

    Barclays has launched the final phase of its exit from sub-scale overseas retail banking operations, with a review of its...

  37. August 7, 2013

    Bob Diamond in talks over trading venture investment

    Bob Diamond is considering backing a new European trading platform in a second possible investment by the former Barclays...

  38. July 18, 2013

    Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake

    The Abu Dhabi sheikh who came to the rescue of Barclays Bank with a £3.5bn capital injection at the height of the financial...

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