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Barclays' New U.S Chief Joe Gold Has The Best Banker Name Ever

29/04/2014 15:35 BST | Updated 29/04/2014 15:59 BST
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Customers wait outside a retail branch of Barclays Bank for the bank to open in London, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Barclays PLC has announced plans to cut at least 3,700 jobs in a major restructuring that follows a scandal-hit year for the U.K. bank. The bank said Tuesday it will cut at least 1,800 positions in the Corporate and Investment Bank unit and 1,900 retail and business banking jobs outside the U.K. The cuts come after the British institution was forced to pay a $453 million fine for manipulating a key market interest rate that serves as the basis for trillions in mortgage loans. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Barclays has appointed Joe Gold to take over as head of the bank's American operations as part of a major shake-up.

Gold will move up from being global head of client capital management to take over from Hugh (Skip) McGee III as CEO of Barclays Americas from May 1, and will focus on getting the bank up to speed with new regulations.

Gold's promotion shows that Barclays is becoming a hub for executives with fantastically bankerish names, as shown by former chief executive Bob Diamond and controversially well-paid executive Rich Ricci.

Read on to find out more about Barclays' brilliantly named bank executives.

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