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King’s coronation places corporate finance at the heart of Barclays


When Tom King joined Barclays’ London operation in late 2009, he said the chance to lead the firm’s aggressive build-out of its corporate finance business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa represented a "once in a generation opportunity". Less than five years and a series of promotions later, King, who has risen from head of European corporate finance to be sole head of Barclays' investment bank, is facing a rather different challenge, writes David Rothnie.

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