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  • Dulce et decorum est pro patria party

    Investment bankers like to brag how they work for their clients, but what my decades of experience in the industry have taught me is that they, just like every other human being, actually work for themselves.

    • 26 Oct 2017
  • ’Tis the season for forced jollity

    As winter creeps up on us, it is time to celebrate that cherished time of year when people come together in a spirit of love, fraternity, and violent rivalry. Yes, it is awards season.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • Celebrating a bond before closing it

    There is little that can affect a veteran bond banker more than experiencing the joy of a debut issuer. Whether they’re happy with the funding costs, impressed by the deal size, or just basking in surprise that no-one took a closer look at their accounts, new issuers often bring a child-like innocence to the debt markets. Sometimes, however, they go too far.

    • 12 Oct 2017