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Hedge Fund Fight Nite

For the 4th year, the brave and the bold have traded their suits and ties for shorts and gloves in the City’s leading charity boxing event, the Hedge Fund Fight Nite, which raises much needed funds for Operation Smile UK – a charity providing free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults all over the world that suffer from cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Jamie Dimon's Been Writing Letters Again

We found out a couple of months back that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon had been asking fellow CEOs John Thain (Merrill Lynch) and John Mack (Morgan Stanley), among others, not to take avantage of the turmoil surrounding his acquisition of Bear Stearns by enticing away key staff. Well now, according to The Financial Times, Jamie has been personally writing to 'more than 30 clients, rivals and vendors', asking them to consider Bear staff if they have any appropriate open positions.

Nomura's Charity Knockout Challenge

In 2007, Nomura's Knockout Challenge raised over £25,000 for the NSPCC. This year the event will be run from 12pm - 6pm on Saturday 14th June at The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ.

Angry Recruiter Shoots Himself In The Foot

Not many people outside the industry know, but there are actually recruitment consultants who specialize in recruiting recruitment consultants for recruitment firms (you'd think that the recruitment firms themselves would be able to identify their own talent, but no). Anyway, one such rec-to-rec (as they are called) well and truly shot himself in the foot this week.

Bond Trader's A Walking Miracle

Ray Ducharme will always remember what he did last summer. It was a life-changing experience. The Charlotte-based Bank of America bond trader was on holiday in Spain in July, when he decided to go native...........

Ruined - Young Banker's Career In Tatters

24-year-old Stanislav Shpigelman had it all. Regarded as one of the 'brightest of the best', the former Merrill Lynch M&A analyst had a brilliant academic record, came from a respected family, and had a great career in the financial markets ahead of him. That's all gone now, and Shpigelman must report to a US federal prison in March to serve the 37 months he was sentenced to last week after pleading guilty to insider trading.