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When the U.K. or U.S. government issues bonds to fund a deficit, the buyers are not solely in the U.K. or the U.S. – they’re…
Soon after the financial crisis of 2008, I was at a meeting in Washington with a group of U.S. senators. They had invited me to…
My obligation is to the owners of Barclays, my shareholders. They hired me. People who criticise compensation for individuals in isolation at, say, BarCap, individuals…
If someone can’t behave with their colleagues and can’t be part of the culture, it doesn’t matter how good they are at what they do;…
Finding the balance between making financial institutions safe and secure and also fostering economic growth and job creation is what we need. We need tough…
Is it okay for a U.S. bank to pay a U.S. banker but not a U.K. bank to pay a U.S. banker?
Banks hold deposits and savings entrusted to them by individuals, by businesses, by governments and by central banks. They put that money to work, helping…
I recall my dad saying about me once that the only time he’d ever heard me say ‘never’ was when I was asked if I’d…
I never set money as a goal. It was a result.
You shouldn’t be trying to create a system where no bank fails, but you should be creating one that catches a bank and allows it…
Every time a bank lends money on a mortgage they’re taking risk: Liquidity risk – what if the depositor wants their money back before the…
The ultimate arbiters of the models of banking and the management of banking are the investors. It’s the shareholders.
In our equities business, 49 of the 50 most important Lehman clients are back doing business with us. The flows are 75 to 80 per…
I wake up every day with a smile on my face.
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