6: Visiting the partners' room
The partners were sort of God, they lived in this place called the room.
Richard Comben (b1946) joined Barings in 1964 from school. He worked in foreign exchange and bond dealing, and he was posted to Saudi Arabia for a period in the 1980s when Barings advised the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. On returning to London he continued in the investment management business which became part of BAM. He took early retirement in 1996.