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The Z/Yen Group has published the fourteenth Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI14), sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and rating 80 financial centres on the scale of 1 to 1000.

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Ten Years After Barings - Where Are They Now ?

It is coming up to the 10th anniversary of when Nick Leeson bust the bank that was Barings. The Observer has had a quick look at what happened to the few who enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame as a result of the scandal.

So Who Are The City's Richest ?

Yes, the guys and girls (mostly guys) who have made their millions by plying their trade in the financial markets in the 'square mile'. The Sunday Times has compiled a list of the City's 100 richest people - not surprisingly, over half of those who got into the top 100 made their dosh in hedge funds or private equity. Listed below is the Top 10 and other notables and worthies.

RBS Appoints Head Of West Register

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Helen Gordon as Head of West Register, RBS's investment company which acquires property from financially distressed situations and creates value with a view to exiting when market conditions determine.

Wall Street Legends No 2 - Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (16 September 1777 – 28 July 1836) was a London financier and one of the founders of the international Rothschild family banking dynasty. He was born in Frankfurt am Main, the fourth child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812) and Gutle Schnapper (1753–1849).

The Art At Tramshed

Tramshed, Shoreditch

In the nineties when a then-unknown artist called Damien decided to saw a shark in half, preserve it in formaldehyde, and display it as art, it was controversial, to say the least. Twenty years on and the now filthy rich, Mr Hirst offers up his art – this time a chicken riding on top of a cow – for the more conventional purpose of helping to market a restaurant.

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