THE RISE AND FALL OF BOB DIAMOND

1996
Bob Diamond is appointed chief executive of Barclays Global Markets.

1997
Barclays founds BarCap investment bank from its Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) unit. Diamond is involved from the start.

2005
Barclays traders start to manipulate the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor) while Diamond heads the British bank’s investment banking operations.

2008
Barclays refuses aid from the British government during the financial crisis and sells shares to Abu Dhabi and Qatar instead.
Diamond heads up the purchase of the North American business of collapsed bank Lehman Brothers.

2011
Diamond takes over as chief executive on 1 January, three months earlier than planned. He takes over from John Varley, who is stepping down after six years.

2012
The government orders a review into the workings of Libor after Barclays is found guilty of manipulating it and fined £290m. Bob Diamond resigns on 3 July. Chief operating officer Jerry del Missier also resigns. Diamond appears before the Treasury select committee on 4 July.