Robert Pickering joined Cazenove in 1985 and served as its Chief Executive from 2001 until 2008, playing a key role in the firm's development from a private stockbroking partnership into a leading investment bank and wealth manager. Since leaving Cazenove, he has acted as a consultant and board member. Blue Blood is his first book.
'Blue Blood encapsulates the City's evolution in modern times.'* The Spectator *
'Blue Blood is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the City's recent history - particularly its thriving heyday in the 1980s and 1990s...an enlightening insight on how the City of London was transformed.'* Financial Times *
'Highly readable'* Bloomberg *
'Fascinating'* The Economist *
'Pickering has written a surprisingly calm and measured book, capturing many intriguing details for the first time, as well as cantering through the history of investment banking in the UK at a critical period.'* Euromoney *