Jenkins appointed as Barclays chief

Jenkins appointed as Barclays chief

Under-fire banking giant Barclays today named its retail and business banking boss Antony Jenkins as chief executive.

The appointment of Mr Jenkins comes a day after Barclays said the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was investigating payments made between Barclays and its Middle East investors Qatar Holding – part of sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority.

Mr Jenkins takes on the post with immediate effect and succeeds former chief executive Bob Diamond, who quit in the wake of its interbank rate rigging scandal.

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