In search of serenity

19 Apr 2012

Getting away from it all seemed to be the name of the game for much of the FIG world in the week following Easter. The European Banking Authority did its best to scupper holiday plans, releasing its 57 page consultation on regulatory technical standards for own funds a day before the long weekend. That added to the pressure a day before Deutsche’s Gerald Podobnik was due to set off for a relaxed break in Austria, and caught others on the hop: Royal Bank of Scotland’s A.J. Davidson was on the road — literally, cruising down the all-American sounding West Side Highway — dealing with patchy signals as he dialed in to London to stay on top of the news.


Nevertheless, JP Morgan’s David Marks managed to get away — he went on a tour of the UK’s remotest spots, including John O’Groats. EuroBlog can’t help but wonder if he picked the most far-flung locations he could find in a bid to escape signal ...

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