Barclays throws £50bn at its FICC problem

Despite a disappointing performance in FICC, Barclays is standing firm on its plans to allocate more balance sheet to the division and continue its run of senior hires in the business.

  • By Nell Mackenzie
  • 26 Oct 2017

Barclays will give fixed income financing, equity financing, rates and FX an additional £50bn of leverage ratio capacity, aiming to boost growth in the division.

“We have been balance sheet-constrained over the past few years as we built out our capital base,” said group chief executive Jes Staley. “But ...

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