We asked for fat bankers who wanted to get back into shape, and we got 63 of them. These were whittled down to 22, and now, after a vote-off in which over 10,000 people took part, we're down to just two.
It all started back in 2007, long before Facebook became part of our culture.
Bloomberg quotes Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman who, when speaking recently about Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, said: 'Brian's got his hands totally full...He is in firefighter mode, dealing with fires that will be contained, but need attention'.
The Daily Mail reports that hedge fund icon John Paulson, the guy who pulled in $15bn in profits for his firm, Paulson & Co, in 2007/08 shorting the US housing market (and a cool $4bn for himself in the process), looks set for another $1bn plus personal payday for his work in 2010.
Here's the Thomson Reuters 2010 Worldwide M&A League Table.
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Governments around the world have tried everything to curb banker bonuses - subtle hints, bank bashing, increased taxation, etc. But nothing seems to have worked - until now.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Credit Suisse analysts are estimating that Goldman Sach's full-year comp expenses with come in at around 40.4% of revenues - its second lowest-level in the 11 years since the firm went public.
Here's something we saw courtesy of dealbreaker (access the video to the right).
Although this is traditionally the time bankers think about bonuses, pay rises and possible promotions, let's pause and spare a thought for some colleagues we lost this year.
Tech entrepreneurs are working on tools to help cut businesses' reliance on "old-fashioned" email.
'My face broke off into pieces,' she says. 'The morphine was so I didn’t die of shock from the pain. It was like I was in hell.'
The number of road traffic accidents staged by criminal gangs intent on making money from whiplash compensation has hit an all-time high, according to one of the UK’s biggest insurers.