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Barclays banking on Jenkins after Diamond resignation

| 03.07.2012

ANTHONY JENKINS is the 2/1 favourite to take over at Barclays, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies favour the internal candidate marginally ahead of external second-favourite Bill Winters at 5/2. It’s 6/1 CFO Chris Lucas steps into the hotseat, while Jerry del Missier is one of the more credible outsiders at 16/1.

The book is now open on Bob Diamond’s future with the odds heavily favouring a return to banking at 1/3. It’s 4/1 he announces his retirement and 14/1 he jumps ship to oversee activity at a regulatory body of any sort.

Finally, Mervyn King is also now only 2/1 to leave his job before the end of this year.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Jenkins’ track record has catapulted him into favouritism. Should they recruit externally the money says Winters will be making his way to Canary Wharf soon.”

He added: “Diamond is still odds-on to remain in banking. The odds suggest retirement is a more favourable option than leaving the sector completely.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Next Barclays CEO
Anthony Jenkins 2/1
Bill Winters 5/2
Naguib Kheraj 4/1
Christopher Lucas 6/1
Rich Ricci 6/1
Jerry del Missier 16/1
Gordon Brown 100/1
Harry Redknapp 1000/1

What will Bob Diamond do next?
Work for another bank 1/3
Announce retirement 4/1
Work for a listed company (non financial) 5/1
Chair a listed company (non financial) 6/1
Work for the FSA or other regulatory body 14/1

Mervyn King to resign before the end of 2012 2/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.