Most of my conversations with Mark Renton, head of global investment banking for Asia Pacific at Citi, begin with the question ôWhat are you readingö We meet and talk about books û usually itÆs not just what weÆre reading but, sadly, what weÆve ordered from Amazon and have piled up on our desks to be read.
Invariably that pile is higher than we care to admit. Then the conversation turns to articles and editorial directions of magazines û from Vanity Fair to the Economist û before finally getting down to discussions about banking.
That Renaissance man style of banking û being able to chat about the world, not just a sliver of it û...
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