David Walker

One of Mr. Walker’s top priorities will be reforming the bank’s image. He was known recently for his “Walker review” on bank governance, commissioned by the U.K. government in the wake of the financial crisis. In the report, Mr. Walker called for increased time commitments and financial-industry experience from nonexecutive directors. He has also called for banks to rein in fat pay packages, and is expected to examine compensation practices at Barclays. That could potentially mean the generous sums that were doled out to Mr. Diamond and other senior bankers there will be history. [WSJ]

Since being arrested nine days ago, accused madam Anna Gristina/Scotland has made a bunch of claims vis-à-vis charging people between $1000 and $2000/hour to be set up with hookers who bring other things to the table besides a hideously decorated fuck pad. 1) That a meeting with Morgan Stanley employee David Walker on the day of her arrest was not about expanding her brothel business on the internet (Anna maintains the duo was discussing financing for a “dating site to rival Match.com”) 2) That the apartment she rents on East 78th Street, which various escorts have already claimed to entertain customers in, is not a whorehouse and 3) That she will not give up any of the names of her clients, which allegedly include “wealthy, powerful politicians, top-law enforcement, lawyers, and bankers.” These statements likely came as a relief to anyone who spent time in Gristina’s Upper East Side headquarters but, unfortunately, things often change after a few nights spent on Riker’s Island. According to reports, Anna is “considering a plea bargain,” and, perhaps as alarmingly to the “plenty of people she had at Morgan Stanley,” et al, the DA  is examining who might have left some of his/her DNA behind at 304 East 78th Street. Read more »

As was widely reported last week, accused Madam Anna Gristina (who went by Anna Scotland professionally) was arrested moments after leaving a meeting with supposed business partner (and Morgan Stanley employee currently on leave) David Walker. At the time, Gristina and Walker were said discussing financing for her business, an alleged brothel on East 78th Street. If we’re to believe the Manhattan DA and the various employees of Anna who’ve come forward, Gristina/Scotland and Walker were trying to raise money to expand her brothel biz on the internet, where more “powerful and wealthy men” looking to pay between $1000 and $2000 an hour could be reached. If we’re to believe Gristina/Scotland’s lawyers, she and Walker were trying to raise money not for a whorehouse but for an “internet dating site to rival Match.com.” Today brings new evidence that could potentially shed light for either argument: interior shots of the East 78th Street Headquarters. Read more »

Earlier today it was reported that the Morgan Stanley employee who was helping Upper East Side madam and self-titled “CEO” Anna Gristina/Scotland expand her “empire” was a broker David Walker. Subsequently, some people showed up to one David Walker’s apartment for a comment on the matter. He told them 1) That contrary to various stories, he was “not there” when Gristina was arrested 2) That he doesn’t get why he’s the only Morgan Stanley guy being singled out here and 3) How dare you- she’s a nice lady! Read more »

Earlier this morning it was reported that Morgan Stanley “reviewed its visitor logs” upon hearing that one of its employees was supposedly conducting business with Anna Gristina/Scotland, a purveyor of prostitutes, when she was arrested this week. In the event the bank is still on the hunt, Charlie Gasparino claims to have a name. Read more »