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Barclays Marathon Man CEO Everything That Bob Diamond Was Not

Barclays Plc’s new Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins is the opposite of his ex-boss, a marathon-running retail banker known as quiet and understated in comparison to Robert Diamond’s brash investment-banking style.

Jenkins, 51, takes over at Barclays after the bank paid a record fine for interest-rate manipulation, which led to the resignation of Diamond, Chairman Marcus Agius and former Chief Operating Officer Jerry Del Missier. In a break with the past, he is the only CEO of a global, universal bank who doesn’t have a background in investment banking. He got the job after Barclays struggled to find other suitable candidates, said Paul Myners, the U.K. financial-services minister from 2008 to 2010.