It’s Business As Usual at This Year’s World Economic Forum

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The status T-shirt everyone will be wearing. Photo: Bloomberg

Yes, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon will participate in a panel titled “The Next Shock: Are We Better Prepared?” and Citigroup's Vikram Pandit will have to talk about about expanding financial services to the poor at this year's World Economic Forum, but at least they'll be able to drink it off 2007-style after the fact:

JPMorgan upgraded its cocktail reception to the Kirchner Museum from last year’s event at the Tonic Piano Bar at Hotel Europe Davos. Bank of America’s Moynihan and the firm’s other top executives will meet clients for drinks on Jan. 27 at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvedere -- the same night Morgan Stanley’s Mack is hosting a private dinner at restaurant Gasthaus in den Islen. Standard Chartered Plc and Deutsche Bank AG are both hosting events at the Belvedere the following night.

Whoo-hoo! So much better than 2009, when Jamie was reduced to hosting happy hour in his hotel suite.

Wall Street Partying in Davos as Bankers Overcome Crisis [Bloomberg]