The Firm: The gripping bestseller that came before The Exchange (Mitch McDeere, 1)
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a financial liability means the contractual obligation to deliver cash or another financial asset or to exchange financial liabilities under conditions that are potentially unfavourable. Marvin Bower believed in nurturing young talent rather than recruiting experienced professionals. He focused on hiring new MBAs from top business schools, especially Harvard. Senior consultants would mentor and guide the new hires as they learned the ropes of consulting through assignments with paying clients.
Forty-one lawyers. Last year we earned more per lawyer than any firm our size or larger. That includes every big firm in the country. We take only rich clients–corporations, banks and wealthy people who pay our healthy fees and never complain. We’ve developed a specialty in international taxation, and it’s both exciting and very profitable. We deal only with people who can pay." An internal hedge is a position that materially or completely offsets the component risk element of a non-trading book position or a set of position. Positions arising from internal hedges are eligible for trading book capital treatment, provided that they are held with trading intent and that the general criteria on trading intent and prudent valuation specified in BIPRU 1.2.12 R and the trading book systems and controls rules. In particular:Oliver Lambert, the senior partner, leaned forward on his elbows and took control of the preliminary chitchat. He was glib and engaging with a mellow, almost professional baritone. At sixty-one, he was the grandfather of the firm and spent most of his time administering and balancing the enormous egos of some of the richest lawyers in the country. He was the counselor, the one the younger associates went to with their troubles. Mr. Lambert also handled the recruiting, and it was his mission to sign Mitchell Y. McDeere. A firm must notify the appropriate regulator as soon as is reasonably practicable when it adopts a trading book policy statement. This book is not some turgid prose full of obtuse legalisms. It is a hands-on primer that any young lawyer looking to start a practice in the United Kingdom, United States, the Caribbean or elsewhere would do well to read. Sylvester and Roche by such unselfish service in sharing their knowledge have burnished the practice of law. In so doing, they have set a ladder in place that other legal practitioners can now ascend. A great read!
A firm must establish and maintain systems and controls to manage its trading book, in accordance with the trading book systems and controls rules, BIPRU 1.2.6 R (Definition of the trading book: Repos) and the overall financial adequacy rule to BIPRU 1.2.27 R (Trading book policy statements). The firm helped reorganize Europe and, during the Eisenhower administration, became the chief architect of a greatly expanded federal government. It was also responsible for awarding many subcontracts to its clients. the activities the firm considers to be trading and as constituting part of the trading book for capital requirement purposes;Simple. They offered me a full scholarship to play football. Had it not been for that, college would’ve been impossible." Mitch smiled and nodded and played along. Were these guys serious? How could he consider such a small firm in such a small town when Wall Street was waiting?
Good. You’ll find a wide variety in our firm. Catholics, Baptists, Episcopalians. It’s really none of our business, but we like to know. We want stable families. Happy lawyers are productive lawyers. That’s why we ask these questions." Term trading-related repo-style transactions that a firm accounts for in its non-trading book may be included in the trading book for capital requirement purposes so long as all such repo-style transactions are included. For this purpose, trading-related repo-style transactions are defined as those that meet the requirements of BIPRU 1.2.4 R, BIPRU 1.2.10 R and BIPRU 1.2.12 R, and both legs are in the form of either cash or securities includable in the trading book. Regardless of where they are booked, all repo-style transactions are subject to a non-trading book counterparty credit risk charge.
But this isn't a random kidnapping - it's personal. And no one, not even Mitch's wife in New York, is safe. On the average, ten years, and it’s a hard ten years. It’s not unusual for our partners to earn half a million a year, and most retire before they’re fifty. You’ve got to pay your dues, put in eighty-hour weeks, but it’s worth it when you make partner."