Mack's Masterplan Comes Together At Morgan Stanley

'Mack's back', the cry went up in June 2005 when the news that former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack was returning to the fold as top man. Dozens of senior bankers and traders had left in the weeks before Mack's return, and staff morale was at its lowest ebb.

Fidelity, Goldman, HBOS, HSBC, JPMorgan

The Financial Times reports that Fidelity Investments is to pay $42m to its mutual funds following an internal probe over improper gifts provided to some of its traders. John Martin, the former New York judge who headed up the probe, said that although is wasn't possible to quantify exactly how certain of the trader's subsequent actions resulted in higher costs to the funds, it was clear that 'certain traders had misdirected order flow'.

If Your Firm Was A Pop Star, Who Would It Be ?

Bloomberg's Mark Gilbert has had a bit of fun. Looking at the 'personality' of various firms, he has matched them with who he thinks they are most like on the pop star front. (We've also added a few of our own at the suggestion of readers).Here's the list:

Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Fidelity, Lehman, Schroders,

According to research firm Dealogic, Citigroup topped the league table for fees for advising on private-equity deals in the Asia Pacific region last year. The firm earned $85m, and was followed by Nomura ($50m), and Credit Suisse ($43m). Citi is also favourite to top this table again in 2006, after getting off to a flying start to the year.