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More pay for risk professionals

Pot Of Gold

Once modest of pay and profile, risk experts are being reborn as rock stars of the banking world - their status and salaries soaring as regulators force financial institutions to clean up.

War for talent in Dubai


Within 18 months of leaving his trading job to open a lunchtime eatery at the Dubai financial centre in 2011, Nabil Al Rantisi was back: selling stocks and rebuilding one of the city’s largest brokerages.

Ex-Pimco CEO's resignation surprised firm

Exit Sign

Pimco Chief Executive Douglas Hodge said the resignation of his predecessor Mohamed El-Erian caught everybody by surprise but an internal succession plan enabled the bond fund manager to distribute his tasks swiftly.

16 firms sued over Libor

Bank Of America & Credit Suisse - Canary Wharf

Bank of America, Citigroup and Credit Suisse were among 16 of the world’s biggest banks sued by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate from 2007 to 2011.

Wells Fargo probed over foreclosure papers

Pointing Finger

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and three major regulators are investigating allegations made in a federal court case that Wells Fargo has set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand.



Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott Burns Bright Amid The Gathering Gloom at Arsenal

Theo Walcott already carried the excess psychological baggage of playing for Arsenal and so the past six months could have been too much for him. Or, indeed, anybody. The new contract issue, which mercifully has now been resolved, was played out under a glaring spotlight and generated an inordinate number of headlines.


Michael Winner: A Unique Restaurant Critic

Michael Winner was not as other restaurant critics. The fact was, he didn't really give a toss about the food, as long as it wasn't too demanding or showy. For him it was about the room and the service. Most of all it was about Michael Winner, and whether he was having an utterly terrific time. He was Mr Toad of The Wind in The Willows made flesh. And how could you not like Mr Toad?