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Libor Convict Tom Hayes Says Inmates, Traders Both Seek Instant Gratification

  • Ex-UBS, Citigroup trader looks to move on after years in jail
  • Hayes convicted of fixing Libor, still may face U.S. charges
Tom Hayes

Tom Hayes

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After six years in prison, Tom Hayes has some insight to share about his fellow inmates, and his former colleagues on the trading floor.

“The one common trait I saw in prison and the City was narcissism and instant gratification,” the 41-year-old said in an interview Wednesday. “If you were to draw a Venn diagram of characteristics between prisoners and City workers, those are probably the two that would intersect.”