Saturday, November 08, 2008

"Hire, but sterilize"

Ok. So the global financial meltdown offers a very good opportunity for Indian Investment Banks and Brokerages to poach back talent from global peers.

As the hirers seem to reason, the investment bankers with global experience could win some bulk institutional clients for their masters and will be adept at selling exotic derivative instruments etc. as they have a better understanding of such products.

But hey, wait a minute… Is it not the same tribe that brought their clients (and Masters) down by inventing toxic `Yen Carry’, `MBS’, `CDO’ and `CLO’s that finally did them in? Who will want a re-run...?
So I mangle the old signature phrase Ron Reagan used while warming upto Soviet Union - "Trust, but verify"..... I go "hire, but sterilize"

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