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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Diamond In The Rough?

How much is a top banker really worth these days?

Well, if you are on the board of Barclays it appears that you believe that your CEO (Bob Diamond) is worth £17.7M.

Unfortunately for Diamond not everyone is of the same view. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has sent its members an "amber alert" note raising concerns over Mr Diamond's pay (the second amber alert it has issued re Barclays).
ABI are less than impressed with the £5.75M contribution by Barclays to settle Diamond's tax bill he incurred when moving from the US to the UK.

ABI are not alone in being peeved at the size of Diamond's remuneration. Standard Life, Fidelity, Aviva and Scottish Widows are also up in arms about it. On Monday Pirc advised its members to vote down the deal.

So, how much is a "top" banker really worth?

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