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Barclays Informally Gauged Interest for CEO Staley’s Role

  • Top bankers approached in recent months, people familiar say
  • Spokesperson for British lender says no search is under way
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Barclays Informally Gauged Interest for CEO Staley’s Role
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Barclays Plc has reached out to potential candidates in recent months to gauge their interest in the bank’s top job, part of a long-term succession plan to replace Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley.

While there is no formal search currently under way, Barclays’s board has asked search firm Spencer Stuart to work on what is known as market mapping, which can be a prelude to kicking off a process, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations aren’t public. A select group of global banking executives has been contacted to determine their preliminary interest in the role, the people said.