HSBC plan to axe 35,000 jobs leaves top investors disappointed

Elvera Bartels

A radical overhaul at HSBC which see 35,000 positions axed does not go far enough, shareholders have claimed.

The cuts by interim manager Noel Quinn are element of a fight to slash HSBC’s charges by $four.5bn (£3.5bn) and scale back substantially in the US and Europe to aim on development in Asia.

Analysts are predicting fifteen,000 roles will go in Britain alone, several of them at the lender’s Canary Wharf headquarters nicknamed the “Tower of Doom” by some workers.

But buyers claimed the proposals will not be enough to restore the troubled lender’s fortunes, and shares fell.

One particular of HSBC’s twenty major shareholders dismissed the  career cull as “not that big a selection” and argued there are “improved and much more sophisticated restoration tales [such as] Barclays or Common Chartered”. 

Another significant investor said that although the cost cuts are greater than some were being expecting, they suspect the

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