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Bob Diamond's banking career may be over, but that doesn't mean he'll be slinking quietly into...

Bob Diamond's banking career may be over, but that doesn't mean he'll be slinking quietly into his retirement years. He's likely to be a highly sought-after candidate at P-E firms and hedge funds. He might be toxic to a publicly-traded firm but he's got the money and the experience to thrive at a less-regulated private company.
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  • Wyatt Junker
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    What about Diamond Dave?

     

    I hear he's on tour right now.
    4 Jul 2012, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Kraken
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    Bob Diamond turned BCS around. Without him, BCS is done.
    4 Jul 2012, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Apparently he turned BCS around by lying, cheating, and stealing -- so maybe they were "done" already?
    4 Jul 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • Reel Ken
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    Honor amongst thieves, very fitting.
    4 Jul 2012, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • New Low Observer
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    "He might be toxic to a publicly-traded firm but he's got the money and the experience to thrive at a less-regulated private company."

     

    You mean that there are less regulated firms than Barkclay's? Wow, wonders never cease.
    4 Jul 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • lower98th
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    Following an unsuccessful war for independence, certain bankers from the wrong side were deemed "unfit to transact in the currency of the realm," effectively the same as being disbarred. We could use some of that in the US, UK, and EU.
    4 Jul 2012, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • curreyr
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    Justice would involve his "retirement years" behind bars.
    4 Jul 2012, 02:00 PM Reply Like
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