When Barclays president Bob Diamond moved from the U.S. to London about a dozen years ago, he had an underlying suspicion that he’d be coming back to the States. And, in a way, that’s exactly what has happened. While Diamond, 57, continues to live and works primarily in England, one of his chief initiatives this decade has been to oversee a major corporate focus on the Americas. A native of Concord, Mass., Diamond joined Barclays after financial stints with Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston. In addition to his post as president of the parent company, he is CEO of the company’s Investment Banking and Investment Management business, which includes Barclays Capital, Barclays Global Investors and Barclays Wealth.
Under Diamond’s tutelage, Barclays