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Barclays, Investec, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley

Barclays bank is planning to ramp up its wealth management operations in a bid to play catch-up with other European rivals. According to the Financial Times, the unit wil spend up to £125m a year for the next 3 years to bring in new talent and to upgrade technology.

Goldman Boss In The Frame For Treasury Secretary ?

Well, Morgan Stanley boss John Mack may well have reassured his troops that he is not off to Washington to become Treasury Secretary in succession to current incumbent John Snow, but Goldman chairman and CEO Hank Paulson hasn't done the same. And the smart money says that Paulson is in with a shot.

So, Why Would You Join A New Firm ?

Apart from a better salary, a bigger bonus and improved career prospects, that is! But most organisations will make promises to deliver these goods during the interview 'seduction' process - and we all know it! So what, in the final analysis, is it that makes staff jump ship ?

'Murder', Mystery & A Thieving Ops Clerk

The brother of Robert Kissel, the Hong Kong-based Merrill Lynch banker who was drugged by his wife and bludgeoned to death with a statuette in 2003, has been found stabbed to death at his Greenwich home.