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Chasing alpha : how reckless growth and unchecked ambition ruined the city's golden decade

Author: Philip Augar
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2009.
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"In 1997 it seemed that things in the City could only get better. The incoming Labour government gave the Bank of England independence, it introduced a state of the art system of light-touch regulation; and it signalled that it was happy to see finance let rip. For ten years everything went according to plan. Buoyed by a strong pound and cheered on by an excitable media, the bankers became the heroes of the age. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Augar, Philip.
Chasing alpha.
London : Bodley Head, 2009
(OCoLC)567925982
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Augar
ISBN: 9781847920362 1847920365
OCLC Number: 298600049
Description: xii, 259 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Philip Augar.
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One household name after another - Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley, HBOS - failed or was forcibly merged. Barely a year later the government took controlling stakes in the banking sector and the  Read more...

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