Dumbest financial decision of the decade ?
The Sunday Telegraph reports that UK Chancellor Alistair Darling took an angry telephone call from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon last month, soon after the announcement of the UK bank bonus tax.
The Times reports that bonuses paid in large stock awards may not all be caught in the infamous UK bank bonus tax, and that firms may well now try to circumvent it.
There were no doubt several high-profile bankers who died in 2009 who merit a mention, but we are highlighting just five.
Goldman Sachs has published a response to a recent New York Times story that the firm profited by betting against certain clients.
Here's a fun quiz to get your teeth into before things get busy again. The answers are below.
HSBC is now settled into it's new Group Head Office building at 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Up to 8,000 staff can be based in the building, making it the biggest single-occupancy building in the City.
Fings ain't wot they used to be. And neither was this Christmas.
Here's our Highly-Placed Professionals view of how 2010 is likely to turn out.
Reuters reports that fraudster Bernie Madoff has now been moved to the medical wing of Butner Federal Correctional Complex, where he is currently serving 150 years for his $65bn Ponzi scheme. There have been reports that Madoff has told other inmates that he has cancer, and doesn't expect to ses out his sentence.
It's good to be in demand.
'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.