In London on Thursday, Romney is scheduled to attend two fundraisers that have drawn attention in part because their hosts include financiers whose banks have been linked to the scandal over the manipulation of the LIBOR interest rate.
The events attracted awkward publicity when it emerged that Bob Diamond, the former CEO of Barclays Bank, was one of the hosts. Diamond, who quit this month after he was implicated in the LIBOR scandal, decided to “step aside” from the fundraisers.
But another Barclays executive, Patrick Durkin, is still listed as a chairman of the reception and co-chair of the higher-priced dinner. Executives of other banks linked to the scandal - Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and HSBC - are listed as co-chairing one event or the other.