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  • Try not to end up behind bars

    Working in banking can often feel like a prison sentence – long hours, cruel compliance officers and no time off for good behaviour.

    • 29 Jan 2015
  • Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

    Although I don’t have much to do most days and life is one long holiday, I was still quite chuffed to leave Hong Kong’s stale air behind as I took off for a long awaited trip to New Zealand with the missus.

    • 22 Jan 2015
  • Hang in there, you are there... almost

    How time flies. I was sipping a scotch the other night on the terrace at Sevva and looking around to see who I could spot. There is usually some cohort of bankers yammering about their lack of sleep, their rivals and each other, but there was barely a soul to be seen.

    • 15 Jan 2015
  • New year, no deals? No need to stress

    If one of my recent visits to the American Club is anything to go by, young bankers are just so het up about everything these days.

    • 08 Jan 2015