RIvals across town, who have forever been envious of Credit Suisse star banker James Leigh Pemberton’s brains, good humour and especially his contacts, have been talking wishfully about his possible early retirement.

“Not so,” says the great man to The Capitalist, when asked the direct question. “It ain’t happening. I haven’t got anything better that I want to do.”

So Credit Suisse and Leigh Pemberton clients such as Diageo can relax, for the time being, at least.

The son of former governor of the Bank of England and life-peer Lord Kingsdown, James Leigh-Pemberton was educated at Eton and started his career at SG Warburg. He handled masses of government work during the restructuring of the UK banks and is still the go-to man for many of Credit Suisse’s clients.


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