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The lighter side of awards 2009

What the bankers really say and do during all those pitch meetings.

The year following a global crisis that saw the financial services landscape permanently redefined was always bound to be one where deal closures were challenging. However, what few predicted was how quickly investment banking in Asia would bounce back and how minor the short-term impact on the region would be.
 
We are not surprised that the shirts, ties, watches and cuff links that we encountered during the pitch season for our 2009 awards were more sober than in 2007, but perhaps a little bolder than last year. And we are not surprised that jokes about remuneration, when they were voiced, were guarded and in hushed tones. With taxpayers around the world up in arms...

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