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Ex-Barclays CEO Diamond Said to Hold Talks on Aquis Investment

Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Diamond, the former chief executive officer of Barclays Plc, held talks with Aquis Exchange Ltd. about about investing in the London-based alternative trading system, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.

The talks are at an early stage and Diamond has made no decision on whether to proceed, said the people, who asked not to be named as the deliberations are private. A spokesman for Diamond declined to comment.

Financial News reported the discussions earlier today.

To contact the reporters on this story: Nandini Sukumar in London at nsukumar@bloomberg.net; Howard Mustoe in London at hmustoe@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Evans at eevans3@bloomberg.net; Andrew Rummer at arummer@bloomberg.net

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