'Hey, what is it working in the financial markets these days ? It's just no fun anymore.
Clusterstock has got hold of a letter said to have been sent by accused hedge fund insider trader Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of Galleon Group, to employees and clients. Rajaratnam has been charged with being part of an alleged $20m insider trading ring.
It's all over now. The signs are down - see pics to the right.
There has been a lot of noise recently about a January lunch between Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis, and former Merrill Lynch executives Dan Tully (ex-CEO), Launny Steffens (ex-head of private clients), and Winthrop Smith (the son of one of Merrill's founders).
Heard the one about:
A riveting indictment of those responsible for our current financial mess.
'If you're reading this, I must be dead. I'm not going to into all the morbid details, but suffice it to say that, after a two decade career in the markets, I am hopefully now in a better place.
'Was it only two years ago when the sky seemed to be the limit ? The deals were coming fast and furious, the bonus pot was building nicely, and expenses were a perk. My, how quickly things changed.
Here's the latest from our Highly-Placed Professional:
'I was in Jersey City in a Hudson street building near to the Goldman Sachs tower at a business conference.
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'This was a baseless claim, and an unwarranted attack on our institution, our culture and values', said David Van Der Walt, the chief executive of Investec in London.
14 out of 20 of the most expensive homes in the world right now are priced at more than $100 million dollars.