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An honest account of the money markets and city life,
By A Customer
This review is from: Liar's Poker: Playing the Money Markets (Paperback)
Michael Lewis reveals his personal opinion of life at Salomon Brothers in the 1980s. He is honest and highly readable in his account of the people at the firm, the self-destructive nature of decisions made by top bosses and how people like Lewie Ranieri built up the incredibly successful mortgage department, only to see it destroyed by the firm itself. Lewis reveals the rigours of the training programme, why Salomon was the best at the time, the goodies, the bad-boy traders and his allies. He details his mistakes, his regrets and how he became so successful within two years at the Bros. yet still decided to leave. A gripping read, thoroughly recommended to any prospective trader or bond salesman.