It is heartening to know that the green shoots of recovery are sprouting in the world of investment banking.
A mere 12 months after the near collapse of the global financial system (the UK came close to people not being able to draw cash from their own bank accounts), investment bankers are about to enjoy a record bonus season.
Stock markets in London and New York are enjoying one of the strongest bull runs in decades, and investment banks are preparing to announce huge profits.
The Times reports, for example, that the average London worker at Goldman Sachs will receive approximately £467K in salary and bonuses (a 13% rise compared with 2007 and double the average in 2008).
So that's good news then!