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CITY VIEWS: DOES SIR PHILIP HAMPTON'S ROLE AT ANGLO AMERICAN HINDER RBS?

<strong>DANIEL FOSTER </strong>WILLIS<br />&ldquo;In theory, Hampton&rsquo;s acceptance of a role at Anglo American shouldn&rsquo;t have any effect on his ability to serve RBS. The bank needs to hire people who can help in the crisis, so I trust he can still do that despite taking on a second role.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />HARRY MCINDOE </strong>BPL GLOBAL<br />"RBS is faced with such constraints now and it&rsquo;s still posting losses, so I don&rsquo;t understand how Hampton could accept an additional responsibility that doesn&rsquo;t help it out of the situation. He needs to focus the bulk of his energy on RBS.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>NICK SILVER </strong>CALLUND CONSULTING<br />&ldquo;It probably won't make much of a difference that he accepted the Anglo American role as well. If he&rsquo;s been appointed chairman of an organisation like RBS, he&rsquo;s probably got enough experience to be able to handle additional responsibilities."