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  • Banking in fifty shades of grey

    I remember the days when deal pitch books were hard work but simple. We spent our time slaving away on the preparation, focusing purely on the substance of our message. But technology has ruined bankers now, making them far too reliant on the appearance of their perfectly crafted presentation slides.

    • 27 Apr 2017
  • When work takes your breath away

    I can’t deny that investment banking is a young man’s game. The long hours, late nights and hard partying will knock out anyone not in the prime of their lives. But even the young bucks can struggle when tackling some banking challenges.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Sevens revelry is just the job

    The annual Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament is infamous for being the city's premier weekend of debauchery. Drinks flow and tongues wag, but the matches and related events also offer great opportunities to see and be seen.

    • 12 Apr 2017
  • Point the way to a perfect pitch

    As we bankers know, issuers in Asia can be a strange lot. But my friends' recent run-in with one particular family-owned business in southeast Asia had me in stitches.

    • 06 Apr 2017