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"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

"Strategic schizophrenia"

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.

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