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And the winner is...

I’d like to say that I was absolutely inundated with answers to my little Christmas quiz. I’d like to, but I can’t. I can only think that this must be because of the retiring and shy nature of those active in the FX market and their reluctance to see their name in lights. Worse, I’m disappointed I didn’t get any correct answers sent in from warm and sunny climes, such as Sydney – I was rather looking forward to a lunch down under.


The winner takes it all


Instead, I have to go out with Rob Gray, senior manager, institutional sales at Saxo Bank in London. Rob has requested we go for what he calls a “meat feast” at Simpsons Tavern, Cornhill, one of the City of London’s most traditional dining places. I shall of course oblige, even though I’m meant to be in training. I guess I shall not treat my body as the temple it is next Friday.


Anyway, for those who want to know, the answers to the quiz are as follows: 


Christmas quiz 1. Name the only bank with the confidence to admit, on the record, that it pre-empted its clients’ orders?

     1 UBS;

2. Who was the highest profile individual loser to get plucked and stuffed by Turkey?

     2 Eliezer Fishman;

3. Name the bank that is still, apparently, sulking after I labelled it as “transparently stupid”.

     3 HSBC;

4. Who made the now infamous claim that the dealing room of the future would contain just a computer, a man and a dog?

     4 Chris Skinner;

5. Which





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