Lunchtime Links: Some financial services PR people are about to become richer than senior bankers

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It is easy to forget, but front office investment bank jobs and professional football are not the only ways to make a lot of money. There is also money to be made in PR.

The Times today draws attention to Alan Parker, the PR mogul and owner of Brunswick who's aged 55 and worth an estimated 95m.

Parker owns 50% of Brunswick, with a further 10% owned by Louise Charlton and Andrew Fenwick. The remaining 40% is soon to be distributed between around 80 top staff, implying allocations of up to 950k each.

Retail banker from Maidenhead becomes witch doctor in South Africa. (Daily Mail)

Former JPMorgan staff in Scotland open a launderette. (Edinburgh News)

Lee Hope, Citigroup's head of European high-yield syndicate, has left the bank to join Credit Suisse in early September as head of high-yield research. (Reuters)

Now may not be the time to work for UniCredit. (Wall Street Journal)

Credit Suisse launched a consultation on jobs at its UK bank last week, meaning that London will see over 100 jobs cut - 100 being the lowest level at which a consultation is legally required. (CityAm)

Chinese women buy more whisky and fast cars than their western counterparts. (Financial Times)

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