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For years, banker bros have worn a recognisable outfit that’s escaped high-profile public scrutiny.
In September, an Instagram account was launched to track the “Midtown Uniform,” defined as a button-down Oxford shirt, dress slacks, and, perhaps most crucially, a vest.
Having adopted the handle @midtownuniform, the account serves as a vigilante of sorts, holding finance guys and other similarly attired professionals responsible for their alleged crimes against fashion.
Banker bros, beware: There’s a popular Instagram account mocking your “Midtown Uniform.”
Elsewhere in finance news, Deutsche Bank is expected to cut around 1,000 jobs in the United States. In related news, UBS has hired a top investment banker from Deutsche Bank amid a major ramp-up of its US dealmaking team.
And Citigroup just handed a 37-year-old rising star a seat on the firm’s most powerful management committee.
In deal news, investors are angry with Botox-maker Allergan, and they’re trying to get an activist involved to shake it up. Pharma dealmaking is starting to heat up – here’s who likely to get acquired.
There’s a war for talent on Wall Street for dealmakers who work with the likes of Kraft and Unilever – and some firms will be left out in the cold.
And in IPO news, DocuSign surged more than 30% in its trading debut.
In markets news:
- America is staring down a debt crisis – and there’s one place to look for early signs of trouble
- BlackRock’s $US1.8 trillion bond chief weighs in on the “story of the year” in markets – and explains why it’s going to create huge opportunities for investors
- Bank of America nailed the dollar’s comeback – and now recommends 6 ways to figure out what happens next
And in tech news:
- Amazon’s operating income nearly hit $US2 billion in Q1 – almost double what Wall Street expected
- After Twitter’s standout earnings report, Wall Street is ready to give it another chance
- Facebook may look bulletproof, but it’s bracing investors for bad news
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