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JPMorgan Comes Out On Top

Fees for global investment banking services, from M&A advisory to capital markets underwriting, totalled $57.7bn for the first nine months of 2010, a 9% increase over last year at this time.

Why Ugly Men Come Out on Top

Forget all those rom-coms flogging the likes of Mr Big, or the impossibly up-himself Matthew McConaughey, not to mention the Dolce & Gabbana models bulging out of their boxers. Smart girls know that if you want solid gold, you need a man who’s less than perfect. And there is nothing that holds quite as much promise as an ugly man.

'Let's Face It, Men Are Lazy'

Dating in the financial markets is no task for the faint of heart. It takes a City Girl of steel to navigate the curve balls of investment bankers and their like. Indeed, decades after the feminist movement promised an idyllic world of fairness, it’s become increasingly apparent that when it comes to a financial markets romance, old habits die hard.

CEO Says That History Will Vindicate Him

The Wall Street Journal reports that outgoing Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis has said that the Merrill Lynch integration is ahead of schedule, and that the company expects to achieve 45% of the planned cost savings by the end of this year, as opposed to the original target of 25%.