Daily Archives: March 26, 2008

John Gapper


My column in the Financial Times this week is about the need for better incentives and simpler regulation of investment banks, rather than a vast new regulatory infrastructure and set of rules. You can read it here and comment below.

John Gapper

In what is intended as an occasional series noting new jobs, and new names for old ones, I would like to start with the “reservationist”.

A reservationist is a person who takes your reservation for a New York restaurant. I found this out just now when calling Keith McNally’s restaurant group – which includes Balthazar, Pastis and others – for a booking.