Morning Coffee: Goldman, Barclays, UBS bankers deemed most attractive. Ex-JPMorgan banker sues own lawyer
Where should you work if you a) want appealing colleagues, b) want to be deemed appealing yourself? Try Goldman Sachs.
Data from Hinge, a dating application, suggests that within the finance sector, Goldman Sachs employees are most likely to get 'right-swiped' by users who want to find out more about them. Barclays employees rank second, UBS employees third, and JPMorgan employees fourth. Surprisingly (in light of the financial crisis), all financial services employees are more appealing than non-finance workers. Unsurprisingly (in light of finance professionals' lack of time), finance professionals were not found to be particularly choosy about who they swiped themselves. It could be that if you work for Goldman Sachs you are more appealing, but lack the time to leverage your appeal in a discriminating fashion. Hinge data originates from the U.S., but we suspect that similar trends apply to London.
Separately, an ex-JPMorgan banker who tried to sue the bank for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination has ended up suing his own lawyers instead. Bloomberg reports that 50 year-old Russell Chweidan has won £66k from law firm Mishcon De Reya after it failed to submit a crucial document on time. Chweidan was deemed to have an 18% chance of suing JPMorgan for £376k, but was unable to do so because his lawyers missed the deadline for an appeal. The case doesn't appear to have affected Chweidan's career. He now works as head of G3 credit trading at China Bank International and is declining to comment.
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