John McFarlane

Mark Kleinman: Aviva’s missed deadline ensures brickbats
Mark Kleinman: Aviva’s missed deadline ensures brickbats
  Viva Aviva? For such a stalwart of blue-chip boardrooms, Sir Adrian Montague suddenly can’t put a foot right. Four years [...]
February 15, 2019
HSBC chair Mark Tucker set to head up influential City lobbyists TheCityUK
HSBC chair Mark Tucker set to head up influential City lobbyists TheCityUK
The chairman of HSBC Holdings has emerged as the frontrunner to head the board at one of the City’s main [...]
February 11, 2019
Kleinman: Beat Barxit? Jes he can – for now
Kleinman: Beat Barxit? Jes he can – for now
Come again? The fawning of business leaders who dialled into a conference call with the chancellor and business secretary after [...]
November 16, 2018
The City wants to cheer May over the line
The City wants to cheer May over the line
The Outline Political Declaration on the Future Relationship was published alongside the legalistic 585-page Draft Withdrawal Agreement and while everyone [...]
November 14, 2018
Barclays bosses to meet activist investor Edward Bramson over calls to scale back investment bank
Barclays bosses to meet activist investor Edward Bramson over calls to scale back investment bank
Barclays chief executive Jes Staley and chairman John McFarlane will meet activist investor Edward Bramson in New York this week [...]
November 11, 2018
Barclays appoints former Rothschild veteran Nigel Higgins as next chairman
Barclays has confirmed that Rothschild deputy chairman Nigel Higgins has been lined up as the replacement to current group chairman [...]
November 1, 2018
We must turn the page on the public perceptions of finance
A company needs to stand for something more than making money. Sustainability matters more than profit. The mission should be a [...]
November 1, 2018
John McFarlane to staff: Leaked memo says Barclays needs to make “tough calls” to push up shareholder returns
John McFarlane to staff: Leaked memo says Barclays needs to make “tough calls” to push up shareholder returns
It's been just a couple of days since the traditional back to work season kicked off and already Barclays' boss [...]
September 8, 2015
Barclays boss John McFarlane looks to cut costs despite profit rise in bid to streamline bank
Barclays boss John McFarlane looks to cut costs despite profit rise in bid to streamline bank
Barclays, Britain’s largest bank after HSBC, yesterday delivered £3.1bn of pre-tax profits for the first half of this year, boosted [...]
July 30, 2015
John ‘Mac the Knife’ McFarlane raises fears with investors that egos will rule the roost at Barclays
John ‘Mac the Knife’ McFarlane raises fears with investors that egos will rule the roost at Barclays
Is there a bank director with a thicker hide than John McFarlane? The tone of yesterday’s interim results from Barclays, which [...]
July 29, 2015

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