1. Barclays lines up Rothschild Veteran Higgins as Next Chairman

    Barclays lines up Rothschild Veteran Higgins as Next Chairman

    Barclays is lining up a veteran of the Rothschild banking dynasty as its next chairman, an appointment that would transfer one of the plum jobs in British business during a period of growing pressure from an activist shareholder. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Nigel Higgins, who is the deputy chairman of Rothschild‎ & Co, has been identified by Barclays' board as the frontrunner to succeed John McFarlane following a six-month search...

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