Welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to examine investment bankers, bankers and corporate executives and their impact on financial markets. How are investment bankers, bankers and corporate executives compensated and what kind of behavior does this encourage? Many commentators have many different explanations and I will examine these. But the difference will be an emphasis on the value of their firms and the impact of inventive compensation on shareholder value and corporate governance. A pretty wide ranging perspective!