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2128, EM/120
EMOHA project

Speaker: Torkington, Sally, 1966 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Management consultant
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Briefly outlines family and educational background, reasons for joining Barclays Bank, 1988. Describes work & conditions training in branch, film & televison finance work in London, learning corporate lending in Germany, 1989, where mentions working culture differences. Describes what investor relations entails, mentions investors/clients, learning how the City works, dealing room. Explains how financial system works, including Barclays backing a Conservative win in 1992 general election, 'long' and 'short' strategies. Talks about attitudes to money at the time, general sexism of workplace. Describes situation, processes leading up to 'Black Wednesday' [16/9/1992 - government withdraws the pound from European Exchange Rate Mechanism], reaction as it happened.
Place of birth: Kent
Education: University of Leicester
Marital Status: Divorced, Children: Son: 1 Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Sales
Mother's Occupation: Secretary
Location: County:
Location: Town/Place: London
Periods Covered: 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 13/10/2002
Playing time: 35 mins
Access Restrictions: No consent Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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