Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Rake Withdraws as Barclays Chairman Contender, Sunday Times Says

July 22 (Bloomberg) -- Sir Michael Rake, a contender to replace Marcus Agius as chairman of Barclays Plc, has withdrawn from contention for the role, the Sunday Times reported, without saying how it obtained the information.

Rake, deputy chairman of the London-based bank chairman of BT Group Plc, was preferred by some of Barclays’ biggest shareholders, the newspaper said. Other investors wanted someone from outside the bank to be appointed, the Times said.

Barclays spokesman Giles Croot declined to comment when contacted by mobile phone.

To contact the reporter on this story: John Glover in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Armstrong at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.