One of the most senior bankers of his generation.
Reuters reports that Hector Sants, Britain's former top financial regulator who joined Barclays at the start of this year as head of compliance, is to take the rest of the year off after suffering from exhaustion and stress.
Barclays said on Tuesday Sants had been diagnosed following five years at the helm of the Financial Services Authority and a busy start to his role at the bank.
He is expected to be off work for about three months, not returning until the New Year.
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