Goldman’s O’Neill in Race to Replace BoE Chief: Report

Jim O'Neill
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Jim O'Neill

Chairman of Goldman SachsAsset Management Jim O’Neill is among candidates in the running to replace Bank of England governor Mervyn King who leaves in June 2013, the Sunday Times reported, without citing where it got the information.

The paper said O’Neill had been approached by Treasury officials several months ago.

O'Neill is best known for coining the term BRICs to mean the fast-growing, emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Goldman Sachs declined to comment on the report.