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Awards for the best cuff links, and other nonsense

Pink-lined suits, coffee that could start a car, and getting religion during the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards pitch season.
As we attended pitch sessions for 10-hours a day over a two-and-a-half week period, debated with one another over the merits of each case and finally awarded various banks for serious work theyÆve done throughout the year, we couldn't help but notice the quirky side of things.

Maybe itÆs the holiday season, but a lot of bankers seem to get religion at this time of the year. At least a dozen bankers said, ôhand on my heartö as they pressed their palm on their chest and earnestly told the truth. That was invariably followed by presenting to us the ôholy grailö of a transaction for the year. Should we not believe you û unless your...
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