Global Investment Banks
I've always had a soft spot for Global Investment Banks.
Well, who wouldn't?
With their quirky ways, and strange terminologies
these cheeky little conglomerates are guaranteed to
tug on the heart strings of even the grumpiest of cynics.
I, for one, have always found it difficult to resist
the temptation to pop into their IT departments and
do a spot of programming for them.
Call me a soppy old git if you like, but it's something
I just can't help.
But there is a more serious side to Global Investment
Banks, or GIBs as they're affectionately known in the
Without them the world would be a lot less global,
not so much investment oriented, and just generally
In fact, without Global Investment Banks we would not
have many of the great things we have today.
Even pooclub is a product of a Global Investment Bank.
Oh yes, indeed!
You may think that pooclub was founded as a forum for
5hitespace readers and authors, and it was, but it was
actually born at Credit Suisse First Boston,
Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.
Many pooclub members, past and present, have worked for
and conducted poomail from such illustrious bodies as
Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, ANZ, UBS Warburg,
Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank Of Scotland
and Standard Chartered Bank.
Pooclub has its tendrils in some of the most powerful
financial institutions in the world.
More money passes through pooclubbers hands than is
held in many countries' reserves.
Clearly, anyone who sticks with pooclub is one day
destined for riches beyond their wildest dreams,
and all thanks to the wunch* that we have here in
our prestigious forum.
You lucky, lucky people.
*Wunch - Collective noun for a group of bankers.
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