Old timers needed to navigate the downturn?

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Royal Bank of Scotland is rustling up bank managers who were around during the 1990s' recession to help financially challenged clients cope with the difficult times ahead.

It doesn't augur well for investment banks' chances of steering their way out of what threatens to become a nasty bear market. Most are staffed by people who were either still at university when the Thatcher Government imploded, or who had yet to do their GCSEs back in 1992.

Is now the time to retrieve a few silver hairs from golf courses in the home counties, or is the current generation of investment bankers amply able to deal with a 21st-century crisis? Unleash your opinions below.

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