I’ll be at this seminar this afternoon… see you there!

Update: it was a surprisingly good event, with some very insightful talks. Michael Simmonds was good: slides here. Also good were John Evans and Miles Kumaresan. And the wine tasting afterwards was quite pleasant too…


Just finished reading Jonathan Knee’s The Accidental Investment Banker. He tells the story of his M&A career at Goldman’s and Morgan Stanley. There’s a good mix of industry history, explanation of M&A, and amusing anecdote. Several newsworthy principals figure, including John Thain. Since I’ve spent my banking career working on FI & FX systems I learned a lot about the M&A and IPO businesses. Recommended.