Wall Street holiday parties this year took place in luxury venues like the Waldorf Astoria, featured women dressed as glowing angels, and had fine wine, scotch and bourbon on hand.
But organizers of the soires, conscious of tighter budgets and public scrutiny, are not eager to discuss the merriment.
Big financial firms started curtailing year-end bashes in 2008 as taxpayer bailouts, populist outrage and weak profits created an environment where lavish celebrations were frowned upon. Some investment banks stopped sponsoring corporate holiday parties altogether, advising individual teams to use their own budgets for more intimate gatherings.© 2010-17 FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA. All rights reserved.