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The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism By Philip Augar

The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism
by Philip Augar

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This work examines the decline of the British merchant bank during the 1980's and 90's. Augar takes us through the boom of the Thatcher years, the crash of 1987, the "Big Bang" and the impact of technology, the aggressive invasion of the American banks, and what this means for the future.
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The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism Summary


The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism: The Rise And Fall of London's Investment Banks by Philip Augar

A revolution took place in the City in the 80s and 90s. The cosy club of British merchant banking collapsed in a series of sell-outs, closures and scandals. This left the City dominated by US and European giants. Was this the inevitable result ofglobalization or did mismanagement play a part? This is the first book to look at how and why the British merchant banks and brokers sold out, and where that leaves us. Augar tells this fascinating story with pace and drama, taking us through the Thatcher years, the crash of 1987, Big Bang, and the aggressive invasion of the American banks. He looks at why the British banks failed to keep pace with the Americans, what this says about the way they were run, and what this means for the future.

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About Philip Augar


For over twenty years, Philip Augar has been one of the City's top brokers. After building NatWest's equities business into a leading position, he transformed Schroder Securities and most recently was a member of the team that negotiated the sale of Schroders' investment bank to Citigroup.

Table of Contents


Part 1 The twilight world of gentlemanly capitalism: a foreign affair; buy side, sell side; simple but not easy; shoes with laces - trousers with braces. Part 2 Riding elephants, 1983-86: laissez-faire; eager buyers - European commercial banks; buyers, builders and stay-at-homes - the merchant banks; the Americans; the brokers and jobbers; "trying to stuff the whole lot into one big bag"; seeds of disaster. Part 3 Bang, crash, wallop, 1986-89: market overview; European commercial banks; merchant banks; the independents; the foreign banks. Part 4 The grand old Duke of York, 1990-94: European commercial banks; merchant banks; the independents; the foreign banks. Part 5 The end game? 1995-2000: Barings; Warburg - the final year; Kleinwort and Smith; shareholders rule OK; Schroders (and Flemings); the survivors. Part 6 The city unplugged: what happened?; does it really matter?; herding cats.

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GOR001208572
The Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism: The Rise And Fall of London's Investment Banks by Philip Augar
Philip Augar
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2000-11-02
416
0140286675
9780140286670
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