The Dresden Files New York City
Aspect The Dragons Den
The financial district was once run by the Vampire Red Court. They controlled as much of the money, as they could, that ran through the city. Since their demise, the White Court is making a major move into this area. Raith? Descartes? Both?
At one point, the financial treasure trove of the Vampire Red Court, this is the heart of the financial world known as the Financial District. With the fresh vacancy of the Red Court influence, the major players and influential powerhouses all suddenly and simultaneously disappeared or woke up from a bad dream. The struggle to claim this resource is now up for grabs to the one who can wrest control of it from all others. Did the secrets of the Red Court’s hold over the Financial District die with them? Or has someone already begun the takeover early? Early signs point to the fact that the Hong Kong based takeover of the financial sector may not be just a mere coincidence in the recent turmoil of having a sudden vacuum of power.
The main player to watch in this is by the foreign Asian interest and their subtle takeover of the banking industry by the increasing presence of HSBC bank. With historic ties to nefarious organizations in its own creation through funding from the Opium wars, the financial district is now undergoing a major takeover in the banking industry by the HSBC bank who now has its eyes set upon the American and European market. But there are suspicious questions arising. Why the sudden interest and the not so subtle approach through a buyout of major real estate and holdings in the downtown area?
With the inheritance of the vacant Vampire money cow in question, the natural assumption would be perhaps another Vampire court to have taken over. House Raith and House Decartes are both finding it especially difficult in ingratiating themselves to this world of cash and corruption. The Vampire Black Court seems to be taking their usual course of action. They smell blood and are beginning the long, slow infestation to the heart of the matter.
It seems that HSBC HK has already closed a vice hold onto the banking interests and is beating everyone to the punch. Upon the sudden disappearance of all Red Court influence, the three district supervisors, Chan, Lo and Wu immediately arrived onto the scene and began to execute directive orders, setting things in motion that have certainly consolidated their relationships with the stock exchanges and other banks in the area. Heavy favors are being called in with the banks relationships with City Hall and the varying Securities oversight committees as well as with the SEC and NASD.
Unconfirmed rumors has it that HSBC group has nearly closed a deal in regards to building a new corporate North American headquarters in the financial district and perhaps even at the World Trade Center site.
The Financial District of New York City is a neighborhood on the southernmost section of the borough of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the city’s major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The World Trade Center existed in the neighborhood until the September 11 attacks and is currently being rebuilt (an attack that was blamed upon terrorists and has been theorized by conspiracy theorists as an American based cover up, but was actually related to a Red Court attack by the Fellowship of St Giles). During the day, the population swells to about 300,000. As a district, it encompasses roughly the area south of City Hall Park but excluding Battery Park and Battery Park City. The heart of the Financial District is often considered to be the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, both of which are contained entirely within the district.
Although the term is sometimes used as a synonym for “Wall Street”, the latter term is often applied metonymously to the financial markets as a whole, whereas “the Financial District” implies an actual geographical location. According City of New York official data, the neighborhood is named Wall Street.
The Financial District Area is a home to many banking corporations. Of interest and note is the slow growth of the Hongkong and Shanghai banking Corporation (HSBC), but recently has accelerated their expansion efforts.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (traditional Chinese: 香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司), based in Hong Kong, is a wholly owned subsidiary and the founding member of the HSBC Group, which is traded on several stock exchanges as HSBC Holdings plc. The business ranges from the traditional High Street roles of personal finance and commercial banking, to corporate and investment banking, and private banking. It is the largest bank in Hong Kong and has offices in Asia Pacific region.
HSBC is one of the oldest banking groups in the modern world. The bank is known locally in the expatriate community simply as The Bank or as “Hongkong Bank”. After the British established Hong Kong as a colony in the aftermath of the Opium Wars, local merchants felt the need for a bank to finance the growing trade between China and Europe (with traded products including opium). They established the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (traditional Chinese: 香港上海滙豐銀行有限公司) in Hong Kong (March) and Shanghai (one month later) in 1865.
After raising a capital stock of HK$5 million, the “Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Company Limited” opened its doors on 3 March 1865.
In 1991 HSBC Holdings plc was established to act as a parent company to the group; shares are currently traded on the London, Hong Kong, Paris, New York and Bermuda stock exchanges. Recently has seen a sharp rise in market share and interest in the American North East, investing heavily on the banking and investment banking industry.
Face The symbolic ‘Hong Kong Triad’. Victor Chan, Joyce Lo and Raymond Wu are the district supervisors sent from the main office of HSBC to maintain the NY offices and the ‘banking’ interests of the company at the heart of the financial world. Word around the office is that they are related to the chair of HSBC group. Not much is known about these three mysterious indiviuals, but a sinister air seems to appear around them.