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EX-UBS banker to become head of regulator

For Hire

The Swiss government is set to appoint British-born former banker Mark Branson as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, two sources said, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks.

People News - Citi, JPMorgan, UBS

Citi Building Sign

Citigroup has named Richard Bibbey to run its global spot foreign-exchange business as the bank seeks to more closely align its voice and electronic trading of currencies.

More pay for risk professionals

Pot Of Gold

Once modest of pay and profile, risk experts are being reborn as rock stars of the banking world - their status and salaries soaring as regulators force financial institutions to clean up.

UBS reviewing metals business

Gold Bar And Coins

UBS said it’s reviewing its precious metals business amid regulatory inquiries into the gold market, while the Hong Kong Monetary Authority reprimanded the firm for interest-rate rigging.

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The Strange Case Of Peter Young

It was in September 1996 when trading in three Morgan Grenfell investment funds was suspended following the discovery of certain 'irreguarities'. Peter Young, the fund manager at the center of the affair, is said to have trod the fine line between genius and eccentric.

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).

Staff Said To Have Worked In Fear

Here's the testimony of Mark Froeba, who, before leaving in 2007, was jointly responsible for evaluating all Moody's new CLO rating guidelines, before the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday.

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