At Barclays, Diamond Hits Home Run

Hahn, Avital Louria
January 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/17/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p40
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the performance of financial services provider Barclays Capital Inc. When Bob Diamond was made the chief executive of the company, he first decided to sell most of Barclays De Zoete Wedd, its investment bank. Diamond saw opportunities in areas less fashionable at the time--fixed income and risk management. Indeed, the fixed-income focus allowed Diamond to expand, especially in the United States, from where about a third of its recent growth and a third of revenues are now coming. The rapid growth rate and added expenses, which include generous pay packages to top players, have raised concerns whether Barclays will be able to sustain the existing growth rate.


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