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Culture is holding women back from reaching the top in financial services

London Canary Wharf

Around 1990 I was appointed to a subsidiary board of the Norwich Union Group (now Aviva) and was one of the first women to become a director there. That much was obvious because, in the hallowed Marble Hall that provided the board room and senior executive offices, there were no facilities for women. And, at my first board meeting, the chairman assumed that I was there to take notes.

Barclays said to be gearing up in equities

Barclays Canary Wharf

Barclays plans to recruit more than 20 staff this year to bolster its European equities trading business as Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley continues to back the investment bank while rivals retreat, according to two people familiar with the strategy.

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Citi Building Canary Wharf

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Citigroup has appointed Carmen Haddad to rebuild its Saudi Arabian business more than 10 years after losing a key banking license in the kingdom, according to people familiar with the matter.

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