Friday, 9 March 2012

Who owns Barclays?

Barclays bank boss Bob Diamond received £17m in pay, shares and perks last year – at a time when the bank's profits fell 3% and amid continuing criticism of bankers' pay.

The bank also paid £5.7m to cover Diamond's tax bill and he was awarded another £2.25m in shares which will pay out, according to performance, in three years' time.

Data provided by Barclays shows that £100 invested in Barclays shares in 2006 was worth £29 at the end of 2011 compared with £108 if it had been invested in the broader FTSE 100 index.