The headline-grabbing flameouts of big names such as Facebook and Manchester United in the initial public offering market have obscured an otherwise solid performance this year of much smaller companies.
Here are links to last week's top 15 stories.
'Tremendous mistakes have been made. We can see times have changed and we need to change and change rapidly'.
Goldman Sachs has shaken up its junior investment banking teams in Europe, asking bankers to multi-task rather than specialise in particular industries, as a slowdown in deals also forces rivals to rethink the way they do business.
Why do some Wall Street executives get to keep their jobs as scandals shake their firms, while others get the ax ?
An alleged leaked submission to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards from Barclays has reportedly called for powers to ban 'rogue' bankers. It is claimed that bankers who fail to adhere to standards may be no longer permitted to work in the industry.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited (BIM) £9,533,100 for failing to protect client money adequately by not putting trust letters in place for certain money market deposits, and for failing to take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs responsibly in relation to the identification and protection of client money.
The reputation of Barclays bank took an enormous blow during the Libor rate-fixing scandal, a YouGov poll reveals, plunging its standing to below the depths endured by oil company BP during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico blowout when 11 rig workers were killed.
Mark Zuckerberg has called Facebook's stock market debut disappointing but said the company was set to bounce back. "Some days are hard, some days kick ass," the firm's billionaire co-founder told an audience at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference in San Francisco in his first interview since the company's disastrous initial public offering in May.
Central London based, salary in the region of £300,000 and for a fixed eight-year term, the prestigious role needs a "strong communicator", with "good interpersonal skills" and "a person of undisputed integrity and standing".
Mutual fund giants aren't just interested in publicly traded companies. Increasingly, they also want to own a piece of red-hot start-ups.
Dick Grasso, former head of the New York Stock Exchange, tells CNBC he's concerned about how the central bank plans to reduce its $4.4 trillion balance sheet.
Steve Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder of Blackstone, said a former admission dean of Harvard College later told him it was a mistake to have rejected him as an undergraduate applicant.