When Sir Brian Pitman was the highly respected and uncompromising CEO of Lloyds Bank PLC at the turn of the century, it was generally acknowledged that the ‘Black Horse’ was the ‘number one High Street joint stock bank,’ Life moves on. Enter stage left the American Eric Daniels as CEO with a highly respected chairman in Sir Victor Blank, the former leading light at the merchant bank Charterhouse Japhet. ...Read More
Since the halcyon days of Sir Willie Purves, after which Sir Stephen Green took over his dynasty as CEO of HSBC in 2004, this gargantuan bank has had not only global problems but also its senior management has endured one problem after another. Perhaps HSBC has spread its wings too widely across the world. ...Read More
‘Parasite’ – I’ve never witnessed such euphoria over a film winning Oscars in two major categories – best film and best director – in fifty years of watching the Academy Awards. So, I rushed out to see it on Monday. ...Read More
With a career that spans more than 50 years, David Buik is an expert in his field. Starting at Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers, he has had starring roles at Money Market Agencies, City Index Group and BGC Partners. In 2016, he was appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours.