An 'anus horribilis' moment, in fact.
Yep, The London Evening Standard's City Spy column reports that 10 Credit Suisse research analysts recently put out a note on commodities and the state of the North Sea oil industry which referred therein to a 'veritable anus horribilis', no less. Bankers searching for the bottom ?
Thank God The Financial Times got it right in the title of their recent article about BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion - RIM suffers annus horribilis!
In the meantime, staff over at Morgan Stanley might be wise to watch out. Dow Jones has reported that Jeff Brodsky, the Global Head of HR, has just been appointed to firm's (now) 12-person operating committee. One banker told us: 'You always know when the focus shifts from hiring to firing - heads of HR get appointed to operating committees!'.
Finally, it seems American Express is offering to pay its US staff to attend one year's worth of Weight Watchers meetings. Perhaps they eat what they kill over there, after all.
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