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High Financier

The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

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'Beautifully paced, dramatically subtle and psychologically shrewd, this is Ferguson at his finest' Peter Stormonth Darling, Spectator In this groundbreaking biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, Niall Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of the extraordinary Siegmund Warburg.A refugee from Hitler's Germany, Warburg rose to become the dominant figure in the post-war City of London and one of the architects of European financial integration. Seared by events in the 1930s, when the long-established Warburg bank was first almost destroyed by the Depression and then 'Aryanized' by the Nazis, Warburg was determined that his own bank would learn from the past and contribute to the economic recovery of Britain, the unity of Western Europe and the birth of globalization.Siegmund Warburg was a complex and ambivalent man, as much a psychologist, politician and actor-manager as a banker. In High Financier Niall Ferguson reveals Warburg's idiosyncracies but above all he recaptures the meticulous business methods and strict ethical code that set Warburg apart from the mere speculators and traders who inhabit today's financial world.

Product code: 9780141022017

ISBN 9780141022017
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H201xW133xS27
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 576
Features the story of Siegmund Warburg: the refugee from Nazi Germany who restored the Blitz-shattered City of London as the world's pre-eminent international financial centre. It shows how this scholarly man brought wit, passion and high ethical standards to the world of finance, and more.