Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Trying to get a few more seconds out of my 15 minutes of fame.

So after an illustrious career in finance I have finally made the FT. So if you didn't already know who I was, now you do. I agreed to let the FT use my real name in an article about middle eastern blogs.

Naturally the day they publish this what do I have up? A joke article about the recent assassination in Dubai. So to give you a sense of what this blog is all about I'm going to publish a list of some of the more popular articles.

There is one on the logic behind the Arabtec Merger.

One of the DIFC, the the Damas Heist and the DFSA.

I also wrote one about expat schadenfreude.

And a post which comes as close as I have to explaining why I am doing this.

Enjoy, and feel free to comment or email me at

Thank you friend readers for your unseen but everfelt presence.


Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

I do think Andy Warhol's 15 minutes, is now reduced to 15 seconds with the emergence of social media!

Not too sure where that article was going to, as only this blog is of a creative nature, Gulf Curve is an aggregation of Fixed Income.

Possibly the journalists are trying to maintain awareness of Dubai, a job Dubai does quite well already!

Their time would be better spent analysing why National Savings was able to declare a Profit Share, whilst similar organisations were preparing to take haircuts on their loan books!

Anonymous said...

well done. keep the background info coming - it reads like a surreal novel. I hope the site does not get blocked in the sand pit.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, you do have a loyal fan base ! Every morning I read your blog even before i check on my mails!

Ken said...

Thanks a lot folks. I'll keep at it and I'm fairly certain there is more excitement to come.