Robert Edward "Bob" Diamond, Jr.

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Robert Edward "Bob" Diamond, Jr.
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Occupation President
Employer Barclays Plc

Robert Edward "Bob" Diamond, Jr. is former president and chief executive of Barclays Plc. He was handed control of the firm's commercial bank in November of 2009 when Frits Seegers stepped down.[1] He resigned on June 28, 2012 amid accusations that the bank had manipulated the London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) by filing false lending rate data. [2] A week before his resignation, Barclays agreed to pay $450 million to settle the accusations.

Background[edit]

Diamond joined Barclays in July 1996 from CSFB, where he was vice-chairman and head of global fixed income and foreign exchange.[3]

He previously worked for Morgan Stanley as a bond trader[4] and CS First Boston, where he was vice-chairman and head of global fixed income and foreign exchange.[5]

Education[edit]

Diamond holds a B.A. in Economics from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.[6]

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