This week sees the second anniversary of the sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan Chase, and we dipped into perhaps the most definitive account of the saga - 'House of Cards' by William D. Cohan for a quick refresher of how things went down.
US authorities have been combing through millions of documents provided by Goldman Sachs, as they attempt to get to the bottom of exactly what went on in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Percy was the 5-year-old prized pooch of high-powered banking couple Robert Hardon (yes, that's his real name) and Laura Garner.
Debrahlee Lorenzana, 33, hit the headlines earlier this month when she sued Citigroup, claiming that she was fired from the firm by bosses who couldn't handle the way she looked.
To All Managers & Department Heads
Here's another brief excerpt from William D. Cohan's international bestseller 'The House of Cards', which describes the events leading up to the JPMorgan Chase 'merger' with Bear Stearns.
Macquarie Bank launched an investigation earlier this year, after a client services officer was seen on live TV opening up photos on his work PC monitor of a scantily-dressed Miranda Kerr, the Australian supermodel.
Now much has been written recently about firms like Barclays Capital, who have so-called 'no jerk' hiring policies. According to no less an authority than The Financial Times, BarCap takes this philosophy 'seriously from the top executive suites on down'.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Dorly Hazan-Amir, who still works in Citigroup's Asset Finance unit in New York, has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm.
OK, so it's not about the financial markets, but it is from Reuters. And we can't agree here whether it was an intentional attempt to be clever / naughty or not.