I had my entire morning pointlessly wasted today. In the grand scheme of things, this happens from time to time; such is life you might say. But no. That's glib. My time is important to me. Let me back up a moment. I work these days in media and events consulting and freelance journalism with a deep specialism in investment banking, capital markets, financial regulation, sustainable finance and the broad industry ecosystem. I have a pretty good global industry profile.
There’s something I don’t like about Oliver Wyman’s “Asset Quality Review and Bottom-up Stress Test Exercise” of Spain’s banking sector. It’s not that the exercise was almost wholly a technocratic models-based one; there was no getting away from the fact that this was the point of the exercise.
It’s clearly not enough that UBS and Credit Suisse are wrestling with efforts to reduce, restructure, rebalance, retool and reset the ambitions of their investment banks in the midst of an industry downturn. Both banks have also been pulled into the investigative maelstrom gripping Switzerland and Swiss banks which has the potential to cause irreparable damage to the reputation of the country that holds more than 30% of the world’s private and institutional assets.
So saddened to read that #LeoCivitillo passed away at the weekend at just 43. Morgan Stanley's global head of fixed-income capital markets was a genuinely pleasant and engaging man and the IB industry will miss him.
“We are not yet satisfied with our results” (FY17). “This level of profitability falls short of our longer term aspirations” (2Q17). “Our challenges are evident in the unacceptably high level of our costs” (2Q15). Clock must be ticking for DB boss John Cryan.
2. Got a call within 30 mins saying they’d found my bag and would keep it safe overnight. I went to collect it next day. Shout out to Matt in the control room at #BrightonStation and the two guys at #Purley for great customer relations and superb co-ordination. Result!
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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