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Philip Augar

Author and former Group Managing Director, Schroders, UK
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Philip Augar worked in investment banking for over 20 years. He led Natwest’s global securities business, and was a group managing director at Schroders before turning to writing in 2000. His fifth book, Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City’s Golden Decade, was published in 2009 and recently in paperback as Reckless. This completed a trilogy which has been highly critical of the modern financial services industry. Augar has a doctorate in history and has lectured at several universities. He has been a nonexecutive director at a wide range of private, public, and third sector organizations and advises a number of boards and chief executives. He can be contacted at philipaugar.com.


Articles by this Author

  • The Investment Banks Are on a “Stairway to Heaven”
    by Philip Augar
    Philip Augar worked in investment banking for over twenty years. He led Natwest’s global securities business, and was a group managing director at Schroders before turning to writing in 2000 with the publication of the best-selling Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism. His fifth book, Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City’s Golden Decade, was published in April 2009 and was recently released in paperback under the...

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