Barclays names 84 new MDs; women constitute about 27%

The logo of Barclays is seen on the top of one of its branch in Madrid

(Reuters) – Barclays Plc on Tuesday promoted 84 employees to the role of managing directors in corporate and investment banking, of which about 27% were women.

The bank said the appointments will be effective Jan. 1.

Last month, Goldman Sachs Group Inc invited 60 executives to become partners as of Jan. 1, with women making up about 26.7% of the new appointments.

The global finance industry has for long been prodded to increase diversity among its senior ranks.

(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)