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  • Gifts from a true banker

    Investment bankers are terribly ostentatious. Even in my retirement, I like new, shiny and expensive things, and luckily I have a deep enough wallet to afford them.

    • 31 Aug 2017
  • In a typhoon, the key is to look busy

    When a typhoon hit Hong Kong this week, junior bankers across the city scrambled to look frantically busy from the comfort of their sofas.

    • 24 Aug 2017
  • Leaving on a jet plane

    Ask bankers about what most irks them in the industry today and it won't be long before they utter the word "compliance". Whenever I hear such complaints I like to trot out the following story from a very different time.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Getting them while they’re young

    I’m often surprised at the lengths to which banks will go these days to hire newbies.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • An unplanned pregnancy is sobering

    It’s just too bad that not everyone has the social smarts and wherewithal of a well-educated person like me. Because, as I heard on my latest visit to Captain’s Bar, one unfortunate friend recently suffered a social flub which left her speechless.

    • 03 Aug 2017