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Durlacher, Nicholas (12 of 18) National Life Stories: City Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:29:45

  • Shelf mark

    C409/127

  • Subjects

    Jobbing; Futures exchange

  • Recording date

    1995-03-01, 1995-04-01, 1995-23-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    City Lives

  • Recording locations

    interviewee's office, London

  • Interviewees

    Durlacher, Nicholas, 1946-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 12 (tape 6 side B): About dress code on floor - colourful jackets supplied by market - describes some of them. Graham Greenwell's attitude to women on Stock Exchange - ND's own attitude. About use of drugs in the City. Gives firm's changing names and dates at various times since '30s - describes mergers with family firms until more than fifty partners - all male. Details of likely education and background - greater respect for age and seniority at that time - greater job security - compares with present day attitudes - need to make money while young. 400 employees in '70s. About use of screens on the floor for information - started in mid-'70s - changes in 1986.

  • Description

    Interview with Nicholas Durlacher CBE, member of the Stock Exchange (1970–86), Partner at Wedd Durlacher (1972-86) and Chairman of Elexon Ltd (2000–10).

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