Stockbrokers get socked at Boodles Boxing Ball

TO MAYFAIR on Saturday evening for the biennial Boodles Boxing Ball, this year held at the Grosvenor House hotel.

There were several City-based amateur boxers doing the rounds in the ring and helping raise £200,000 for children’s charity Starlight. Sir Richard Branson’s son-in-law, shipbroker Fred Andrewes, took down Investec’s Adam Bidwell while Balthazar Fabricius, founder of bespoke bookmaker Fitzdares, was bested by Arthur Landon.

Organiser and Boodles director James Amos told The Capitalist that “having boxed myself when working for HSBC in a former life” he was “much happier organising the event” than getting back in the ring himself.