Turner Makes Claim For BOE Job As Bank Culture Reform Sought

Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner gave his first indication that he is interested in succeeding Bank of England Governor Mervyn King as he laid out proposals to reshape London’s finance industry.

“I would obviously not rule myself out” of consideration for the BOE post, Turner, 56, said in an interview in London yesterday. “It is something I’ll have to think about when the time comes.” Turner, who has been chairman of the FSA since 2008, also laid out ideas to reform banking culture and rebuild trust in financial services following the Libor scandal which led to the resignation of Barclays Plc (BARC)’Robert Diamond.

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