'F..k my victims. I carried them for twenty years, and now I'm doing 150 years'.
'Everyone was greedy. I just went along. It’s not an excuse.'
'I agree we need some help - but the BRos always wins!!'
Dick Fuld, former CEO Lehman Brothers
'Always being prepared for the next deal had explained much of my success over the years…'
Sandy Weill, former Chairman and CEO, Citigroup
'This guy thinks he's got a big d.... He's got nothing, except maybe a boyfriend. ...It’s just that for some clerk to make a decision based on what, your own personal feeling about whether or not they’re a good credit ? Who the f..k asked you ? You’re not an elected officer. You’re a clerk. Believe me, you’re a clerk. I want to open up on this f....r, that’s all I can tell you'.
Former Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne talking about Tim Geithner, then Chair of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
'It's 'a complete tempest in a teapot'.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon initially describing the trading losses sustained in the firm's London office early last year. The final loss totalled $6.2bn
'Tell him (Tim Geithner) to get fucked. I’m trying to save my firm'.
Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack at the height of the financial crisis as he was trying to raise capital
'(W)e had no choice but to fly by the seat of our pants, making it up as we went along'.
Former U.S Treasury Secretary (and Goldman CEO) 'Hank Paulson' on navigating through the financial crisis
'We’ve talked about the ‘no-jerk rule’ – we’re serious at Barclays… that when people don’t behave, they have to leave. We missed it here. We missed it with 14 people'.
'When I read the e-mails from those traders I got physically ill. It’s reprehensible behaviour'.
Ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamond talking about the traders who allegedly manipulated global interest rates