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You can’t always get what you want: Best FX House winner unable to collect prize

He must have been bitterly disappointed, but Zar Amrolia, global head of FX at Deutsche Bank, was unable to pick up the bank’s award as Best FX House at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence Dinner in London on July 12.

Instead, he had to slum it with 700 other guests at what a newswire described as,” “an exclusive party in Barcelona”.

Deutsche hired the Rolling Stones as the main entertainment. “The guests – most of them in formal attire – had eagerly taken to the dance floor as the band struck up following a sumptuous dinner on an evening that had cost around €4 million,” the wire reported. They should have held a Who Is The Tallest When They Stand On Their Wallet competition. I wonder who would have won between the grizzly old rock stars and the gnarly investment bankers.

From what Zar says, I think he’s head has been turned by Jagger & Co. “Let me Paint It Black for you. Surprise Surprise, the Stones played an amazing set. Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Them Away. They launched into all the old favourites, including Ruby Tuesday and Start Me Up and none of the crowd was of a Mean Disposition, although that’s not to say they attempted the Harlem Shuffle. There was definitely a lot of satisfaction,” he says. Writes itself this column, it really does. 

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