From now on former intelligence professionals, who exercised their skills on the battlefields, will be chasing bad guys in the investment banks.
Desperate to stay away from the overly expensive run-ins imposed by the regulators, the banks begin to hire former intelligence experts in order to monitor e-communications inside the establishments. The number one goal is to virtually scrutinize all aspects of the personnel routine, starting from how long they tend to have their coffee-breaks to what web pages they prefer to visit. The whole point is that the risks limits are quite high. Barclays, the brightest example, was fined a total of $2.2 billion for co-operating with other banks in order to manipulate the foreign-exchange and electricity markets. Continue reading