The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site. Please see our Subscription Terms and Conditions.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2022 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

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

You have reached premium content. Please log in to continue reading.

Read beyond the headlines with Euromoney

For over 50 years, our readers have looked to Euromoney to stay informed about the issues that matter in the international banking and financial markets. Find out more about our different levels of access below.


Unlimited access to and

Expert comment, long reads and in-depth analysis interviews with senior finance professionals

Access the results of our market-leading annual surveys across core financial services

Access the results of our annual awards, including the world-renowned Awards for Excellence

Your print copy of Euromoney magazine delivered monthly

£73.75 per month

Billed Annually


Unlimited access to and, including our top stories, long reads, expert analysis, and the results of our annual surveys and awards

Sign up to any of our newsletters, curated by our editors


Already a user?

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree