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

By David Rothnie
14 May 2014

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.

Tom King has spent months masterminding a new strategy for the investment bank that couldn’t be further away from those heady days of 2009, when the bank had bought Lehman Brothers' US operations and under Bob Diamond was looking to take on Wall Street as a global universal ...

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