Who investors would most like to be replaced.
When 74 institutional investors were polled by Autonomous Research and asked to each name three banks in Europe “most in need of a change in CEO”, Gulliver, who has run the region’s biggest lender since 2011, won by a chunky margin.
The poll is not due to be released publicly, but two people who have seen the results said Gulliver won 26 votes — almost double those of second-placed Tidjane Thiam, who was appointed to head Credit Suisse less than a year ago.
At Credit Suisse, Thiam has drawn criticism for a faltering start. He complained staff had “concealed risky exposures” and he needed to change his strategic plan within only months.
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