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“Is he the best you could get? It’s like appointing Mr Burns from The Simpsons”

A bank analyst is underwhelmed by a new choice of chief executive

“The German government may have no interest in bailing out Deutsche Bank, but when you look at how exposed JPMorgan, Bank of America, Goldman, Citi and Wells are to it, there would be a delicious irony if the US government had to step in”

Euromoney assumes this banker is joking, but with markets jumping at shadows it’s hard to tell



“Do you have any interesting compensation plans that reward sales teams on customer service rather than opening accounts?”

 “Oh God, no”

 One PR is honest about his bank’s ethical efforts

 “The only thing Mike Smith excelled at was getting paid a shit-load of money”

One Australian banking analyst has a rather negative view on the legacy of ANZ’s former chief executive



“We are eating at a trough of despondency”

This senior cash management banker wasn’t having much fun at the annual Sibos meeting in Geneva 

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