The not so serious side of the 2008 Awards season

Falling markets give rise to new jargon, creativity behind the camera and an IPO suggestion. Meanwhile, the cuff links get bolder.

Every awards season we come away with a sense of how the year has been for the bankers we speak to, an inkling of sartorial leanings, an enhanced understanding of whatÆs driving investment banking and some new jargon added to our vocabulary. For those of you who remember last year's pitch sessions we still, occasionally, hold our hands to our hearts.

This year we noted neck-ties were more subdued, perhaps in deference to the prevailing economic environment, but the cuff...

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