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Drunken Analyst Said Fired After Trashing Colleague's Desk (HR Takes Picture)

Dealbreaker reports that, a couple of weeks back, a New York-based second year Credit Suisse technology analyst is said to have returned to the office (apparently over the weekend) rather the worse for wear, and trashed a colleague's work space (see pic to the right, which was seemingly taken by a member of the firm's HR Department for the employee's file).

Who's Been Hired Or Is On The Up ?

Citigroup has hired Carl Scott to head up its European interest rates exotic trading division. Scott, previously at WestLB, will replace Marco Arosio, who is taking up a new role in Citigroup's interest rate structuring team.

Top Boss On Track For $30m Pay Pack (And Then Some)

While the likes of former Bear CEO Jim Cayne and Morgan Stanley boss John Mack took no bonus for 2007 (and the likes of Chuck Prince at Citi, Stan O'Neal at Merrill and Peter Wuffli over at UBS all fell on their swords or got the boot), Barclays President Bob Diamond, who heads up Barclays Capital , Barclays Wealth and Barclays Global Investors, enjoyed a better year. Although Barclays sustained subprime-related losses of around $2.6bn in the 4 months to October, these were relatively insignificant compared to the huge losses sustained by rival firms. So, Bob's on track for a $30m pay-out for 2007. He'll likely get a bonus of almost $29m on top of his $500,000 base salary. And then he'll get share options too.

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Morgan Stanley concerned about recruiting costs

Morgan Stanley posted wealth management results for the second quarter just a hair's breadth short of a key profitability target it set for the end of 2015, but bank executives remained concerned about the high costs of recruiting brokers.