Best of the Weekend's Papers: Inside JP Morgan, going bankrupt and the return of Liza Minnelli - Spear's Magazine

Best of the Weekend’s Papers: Inside JP Morgan, going bankrupt and the return of Liza Minnelli

From product-pushing in an American bank’s wealth unit to a Broadway and Hollywood star’s one-night-only apperance, it’s the pick of the weekend papers from Spear’s

1. A disturbing look inside JP Morgan’s wealth unit (NYT)
While financial advisers at other firms are typically free to offer a variety of investments, JPMorgan pressures brokers to sell the bank’s own products, according to the current and former employees

2. Head slams hothouse parents (Sunday Times, £)
Richard Harman, who will take over as leader of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference next year, said too many parents and teachers were driving teenagers to get perfect exam results for top universities

3. Star signs: living in a home with a blue plaque (FT, £)
London’s blue plaques scheme recently faced threats to its future. A few of those who are living in houses once owned by movers and shakers talk about connections to history and their homes

4. Ireland’s ‘bankruptcy tourists’ face tougher treatment in English courts (Observer)

Distressed Irish moguls who would be declared bankrupt for 12 years at home are finding it harder to get courts in England – who would bar them for only one year – to hear their cases. Read more on bankruptcy from Spear’s

5. Liza Minnelli at the Royal Festival Hall (Guardian)
There is such a girlish neediness to her, her whole body quivering at times with desire for love from the audience

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