Jes Staley

Barclays in the news: Jes Staley on global markets

19 June 2018

Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley spoke to US business news channel CNBC about geopolitical risk, the state of global markets and the European banking landscape.

Stock movement was very much a by-product of what was going on with rates. People couldn’t hedge themselves on rates, so they defaulted to bank stocks. I don’t think it underscored any particular issue with respect to European banks.

Jes Staley, Barclays Group CEO, appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell programme to share top-level insights with host Wilfred Frost on market moves and the challenges facing European banks. Interviewed on Barclays’ New York trading floor, Staley focused on whether geopolitical change or underlying liquidity were moving the markets, and the pros and cons of European bank mergers.

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