When thinking about the good, the bad and the ugly characters and corporations that have made their mark on the City since this fine magazine first appeared ten years ago, I can’t help but think of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and that excitable Mexican fella who starred in Sergio Leone’s classic western of the same name.
But what always confused me about the film is that none of the three chaps were actually ‘good’. They were just different degrees of nasty – with badass Clint merely being the least despicable of the lot. And maybe that’s appropriate when trying to find ‘good’ guys from a decade in finance that has been tarnished by scandal, corruption and excess.
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