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  1. 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...

  2. July 24, 2013

    Turner and Constable, Compton Verney, UK – review

    In the mid-18th century the typical landscape painter did not get his boots muddy. His job was to treat nature as...

  1. April 24, 2013

    Running rural estate was step into new world

    Few people have the confidence to apply for a job – especially a high-level position – without meeting the main criteria for...

  2. April 4, 2013

    Rio investors urged to oppose bonus plan

    Rio Tinto shareholders are being urged to vote against a new bonus plan that has the potential to more than double...

  3. March 15, 2013

    Ex-Rio chief gets pay rise despite loss

    The former chief executive of Rio Tinto who lost his job after the miner posted its biggest ever loss took home a 10 per...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2012

    Bob's Barclays appointment and its FSA caveat

    The Treasury Committee has let loose some letters between its chairman, MP Andrew Tyrie, and the former chief executive of...

  5. Money Supply

    July 4, 2012

    Explaining the Tucker/ Diamond call

    Paul Tucker can rest easy tonight. Those awaiting a bloodbath at today’s Treasury Committee hearing will have been sorely...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2012

    Introducing Bob's natural successor...

    David Roberts He spent roughly his whole career at Barclays, joining in 1983 and working his way up to be first chief...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2012

    Agius: "I am truly sorry..."

    Here are the Marcus Agius comments on his departure from Barclays… 2 July 2012 Barclays PLC Board changes Barclays today...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

    The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

  9. November 21, 2011

    Roberts seen as a credible successor

    There is a bitter irony in the fact that David Roberts, who will become temporary chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group...

  10. Westminster Blog

    June 14, 2011

    Bank chiefs pay rises 36 per cent in a year

    My colleagues in the FT’s banking team have carried out a fascinating piece of research into the average pay and perks of...

  11. FT Alphaville

    March 29, 2011

    Barclays - Too big for Britain

    We’d assumed Diamond Bob and John Varley were bluffing when they said Barclays might quit Britain for the US. Perhaps not....

  12. Westminster Blog

    February 10, 2011

    Why was it called Project Merlin?

    For some time now we had been scratching our heads over why the bank-coalition talks on bonuses were known as “Project...

  13. January 25, 2011

    An Italian job for outgoing CBI head

    Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing director-general of the CBI, seemed in a relaxed mood as he gave his final big speech as...

  14. December 14, 2010

    Leading bankers fight to rescue bonus truce

    John Varley, Barclays chief executive, has launched a fresh effort to keep alive a proposed peace deal between Britain’s big...

  15. FT Alphaville

    October 18, 2010

    Barclays chief praises ‘substance’ of Basel

    John Varley, Barclays’ chief executive, has broken ranks with the rest of the global banking industry, arguing that the...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, John Varley: Casino jibes do UK banks no justice The subject of...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2010

    Daniels to exit Lloyds

    Eric Daniels on Monday announced his retirement as Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive, ending uncertainty about his...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 13, 2010

    Former HSBC chief Whitson joins row

    The former chief executive of HSBC has accused the bank of “gambling with the group’s future” by looking externally for a...

  19. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2010

    Outrage over Diamond promotion

    The appointment of Bob Diamond, the American-born head of Barclays Capital, as chief executive of Barclays has provoked...

  20. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2010

    UK bank shake-up sets up reform face-off

    The surprise departure of two of Britain’s top bank executives has raised the stakes in the heated debate over the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2010

    Bob Diamond takes Barclays helm

    Barclays has named Bob Diamond, the head of its fast-growing investment bank, as its new chief executive, the FT reports. Mr...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 7, 2010

    Diamond to head Barclays

    Barclays will on Tuesday confirm Bob Diamond, head of its fast- growing investment bank, as its next chief executive,...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2010

    Barclays CEO tells of ‘riskiest week of my life’

    John Varley, CEO of Barclays, on Tuesday defended the discounted price it paid for Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage in 2008, a...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 21, 2010

    Barclays execs set for Lehman trial

    John Varley and Bob Diamond, the two top executives at Barclays, will from Monday take the stand in the lawsuit brought by...

  25. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2010

    Eric Daniels no longer the last man standing

    Yep, the CEO of Lloyds, is going to waive his 2009 bonus of £2.33m. Not that he had much choice in the matter after his...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2010

    RBS's Hester to decline bonus

    Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS, will forgo his 2009 bonus, in an effort to encourage the UK government – which owns...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2010

    No bonus for Barclays top two

    John Varley, chief executive of Barclays, and Bob Diamond, president, have given up their 2009 bonuses to win more...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2010

    Barclays beats

    Wow. That’s the early price action in Barclays after full-year results came in 6 per cent ahead of City expectations. An...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 15, 2010

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these stories: - Barclays chiefs forgo cash bonuses John Varley and Bob Diamond, Barclays’ two top...

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 4, 2009

    Is there a place for morals in finance?

    Is profit, in the words of John Varley, “not satanic” ? Can big bank bonuses be justified? Is greed good? Join the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 4, 2009

    Varley's inferno

    The quest for spiritual salvation seems very much on the mind of global banking executives of late. Bloomberg reports...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 3, 2009

    Boardroom execution at Barclays

    Just days after agreeing to buy Standard Life Bank, Frits Seegers, the hard-driving boss of Barclays’  global retail and...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2009

    Qataris sell Barclays

    But look who is helping — why, it’s Barclays Capital. He never misses a trick that Diamond Bob. Aside from the fees, Bob and...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2009

    Barclays scraps final salary pensions

    Barclays on Wednesday announced plans to close its final salary pension scheme to nearly 18,000 existing members, a...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 30, 2009

    Barclays to Treasury: Keep yer money

    Just out — a very interesting decision from Barclays given concerns about its potentially tenuous capital position (emphasis...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2009

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville this morning, - Full details of the Geithner plan, just released. - Geithner’s plan, in his own words. -...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 18, 2009

    Barclays defends its tax structuring

    Barclays on Tuesday vigorously defended its tax structuring activities after the Liberal Democrats said leaked documents...

  38. FT Alphaville

    March 17, 2009

    Quote du jour - John Varley, Barclays

    Delivered at the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on Tuesday afternoon, via Reuters. VARLEY SAYS HAS DUTY TO...

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