As head of the department where 'exotic' financial products turned toxic, he was at the centre of the financial storm in 2008 and beyond.
We are meeting for a sustainably sourced sandwich in the City, one sunny, spring day in March. He is a relaxed-looking man in his late 30s, originally from continental Europe, who calmly formulates precise sentences.
Joris Luyendijk talks to a former banker who grew afraid of what he was becoming and decided it was time to get out.
We are meeting for drinks at the Anthologist, a dimly lit City bar popular with people working in the financial markets.
We are meeting one winter morning in a juice bar near Bank, in the heart of the old City. He is an affable man in his mid-20s, English and well dressed. He is tired from a trip early that morning. Later that day he will have to travel again.
We are meeting one wonderful spring morning in the centre of the City. He is a well-dressed man in his mid-30s, speaking in a considered, intense sort of way. He orders a flat white.
Facebook has indicated it will price itself at between $28 and $35 a share, paving the way for the world's largest social networking site to reach a giddying valuation of almost $100bn when launches its stock market sale in two weeks.
Call it Thunderous Thursday: 54% of shareholder votes were cast against Aviva's pay report; at the Swiss bank UBS, 37% voted against pay proposals; and the satellite firm Inmarsat suffered a 40% revolt. Shareholders – after years of supine behaviour – are sending a loud message that the soaraway boardroom pay at underperforming companies must be confronted.
On offer to the lucky winner of our latest Best Loved Hotels-sponsored competition is a two night break away for two at the Lake House Country House in Wales. The prize also includes dinner for two on one of the nights.
No-one is ever 100% secure, but some firms appear to be more secure than others when it comes to keeping your job.
Another former senior government official has signed up to be a paid advisor to a multibillion-dollar hedge fund firm.
HSBC has chosen Birmingham as the headquarters for the ringfenced UK retail and commercial banking business it is setting up, in a move that will involve relocating 1,000 jobs from London.
Wells Fargo has named Darin Deschamps and Sandra Taube Godard as co-heads of capital markets in Canada.