With the City empty David Buik recalls its very different glory days

David Buik has worked in the City of London since the 1960s and continues to do so, having worked with many of its famous brokers. He is currently a consultant for Aquis Exchange PLC.
In 1962 I started my career in the City of London as a trainee at Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers, a leading merchant bank of the day (to become Hill Samuel), having failed to trouble the examiners at A level twice, which precluded me from becoming a corporate lawyer, much to the chagrin of my impecunious father, …

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