So after much investor neurosis, everyone has decided what a fine bunch they are at Barclays.
And isn't it fabulous that it didn't have to go cap in hand to the government for cash? Jolly well done!
Congratulations also to former IR Magazine Award winner and head of IR at Barclays, Mark Merson, for his promotion. It's good to hear some people receiving favorable employment news in the current climate.
The FT's jocular market bloggers Paul Murphy and Neil Hume note that Merson is off to work for Bob Diamond, or 'Diamond Bob' as they call him.
'...and before anyone says this is because Barc’s IR department has been a failure during the recent market meltdown.. they are wrong,' blogs Hume.
'Analysts say he did a good job and in any case the new role at Bar Cap and BGI looks to be a promotion.'
See yesterday's Alphaville for more details.
Deputy international editor