Off the record
"They want us to take away the bull. They want us to put up the flag. I hate that fucking flag"
A Merrill Lynch veteran bemoans the rebranding of one building to recognize the ownership of Bank of America
"Trust me, I would rather shave my own balls off with a blunt razor than ever get a photo taken. It will never happen"
A shy, retiring banker. Who would have thought it?
"I like travelling. I’m a dealmaker. I’m a winner"
A not so shy, retiring banker. We feel better now
"A single swallow doesn’t make a summer. I must admit, though, I am swallowing hard as the market continues to go against me"
A trader admits to his short position
"It should be a while before we hear anything about Scottish independence..."
A UK banker suggests that the bailouts of Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland might put a dampener on nationalistic tendencies
A senior UBS banker sums up the havoc created by attempts to split UBS’s three divisions and then reintegrate them
"That’s probably worth something on eBay.