West End's wealth management ind­us­try bites back at City with Grouse & Grape Luncheon

Gabriella Griffith
Partner Capital’s Peter O’Kane and JM Finn & Co’s Andrew Wimble enjoying some bubbles
Mayfair's wealth management ind­us­try had its full plumage on show yesterday at the annual Grouse & Grape Luncheon, in the decidedly lavish Dart­mouth House.

The event, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, was as much a networking event as a fundraiser, with old friends catching up over grouse baps and Laurent-Perrier.

“They have lots of events like this in the City, but we’re somewhat neglected over here in the West End so it’s great to get together for a good cause,” chairman of the luncheon and wealth management boss Michael Maslinski told The Capitalist.

Richard Hardwick, chairman and co-founder of Bespoke Beverages – which sells the world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, to those who can afford it – was taken aback on arrival. His name badge read Richard Hardlick – quite an unfortunate typo. “Being Dickie Hard­wick is challenging enough at the best of times,” he laughed, wearing a new hastily written badge.

Meanwhile, old friends Andrew Wimble of JM Finn & Co. and Partner Capital founder Peter O’Kane were chin-wagging and allowed us to take a quick snap. “Last time we were photographed together, there was a Page 3 model with us,” O’Kane told The Capitalist.

Before you jump to any conclusions, it was during a charity bike ride, (and for Page 3 connoisseurs, it was Peta Todd).

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