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.
The Financial Times reports that, according to a book soon to be released by the former head of Societe Generale's head of corporate communications, the French goverment exerted pressure on the bank, in the immediate aftermath of the Jerome Kerviel trading scandal, to agree to be taken over by rival BNP Paribas.
You've all heard about 29-year-old Morgan Stanley software developer Solomon Lederer, who appears to have been fired for trying to do some good on the New York subway.
Bear with the brief advert at the start. Here's the recent Bloomberg Radio interview with Uber analyst Meredith Whitney, which is well worth a listen.
Here's the latest on jobs, new hires and bonuses.
Here's some interesting quotes we found in the press this week.
Goldman Sachs awarded its 100(ish) London-based Partner Managing Directors with an interim bonus in August.
Reuters reports that a lot of firms are miffed over in Asia, as the cost of decent private banking relationship managers continues to soar.
Credit Agricole Securities analyst Mike Mayo had his couple of hours with Citi executives Friday (after waiting for almost 2 years to be summoned).
Here's Thomson Financial's Worldwide M&A Legal League Table for the year to the end of September.