Monday, 10 September 2007

Knight Vinke putting pressure on HSBC

Eric Knight, founder of Knight Vinke and no relation of Roger Knight, is trying to force HSBC to review its global banking operations. He believes that the bank’s operations have left its share price undervalued by nearly half.

This is not the way to do things, as far as I am concerned. The spirit world should be consulted, and for that job they will need to recruit a shaman. I’m too busy at the moment, but I could put Mr Knight in touch with someone. A shaman would be able to take a balanced and holistic view of the situation, and his spirit guides on the other side would be able to conduct a review that would be far more comprehensive than any review a living human being would be capable of.

But who listens to me? The arrogance of bankers knows no bounds. Sure, a lot of financial workers are turning to the new creed of mystical capitalism, but there are still too many people who are stuck in the old ways. When will they learn?