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On Thursday, October 23, Robert Diamond ’73, chief executive of Barclays Capital and chairman of Barclays Global Investors, will present the lecture “Changing Capital Markets in Europe” at Colby College. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in Room 01 of the F.W. Olin Science Center on the Waterville campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Diamond, a member of Colby’s Class of 1973, will examine the changing role of investment banks and investment banking in Europe in light of the impact of a single currency and the demise of Glass Steagall. At Colby, Diamond was an economics major, and he earned an M.B.A. degree at the University of Connecticut.

As chief executive of Barclays Capital, Diamond runs a major international investment bank with a presence in all major markets around the world. He also is chairman of Barclays Global Investors, the company’s asset management division. He has been with the firm since 1996, when he joined BZW, a former branch of Barclays, as chief executive of global markets. Before that he was vice chairman and head of global fixed income and foreign exchange at Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his career as a bond trader with Morgan Stanley, where he later served as a managing director in London. In 1990 he served as a member of the New York Stock Exchange’s delegation to Moscow.

The lecture is sponsored by Professor of Economics Jan Hogendorn, who retired this summer. In recognition of the important role that students–now alums–have played in his teaching career, Hogendorn is sponsoring an annual alumni lecture series in economics.