IT WAS an intimate affair for Sammons Associates last night as it held its annual Equity Research Award dinner at 1 Lombard Street. Unfortunately two of the four winners couldn’t make it so Allianz Global Investors chief Elizabeth Corley presented the cups to just two winners, Terry Sinclair of Citigroup, who took the large cap trophy, and Will Wallis of Numis, who was joint winner in the Small/Mid Cap category.
Sinclair was thanking his lucky stars he didn’t run into traffic, having raced down from a meeting in Cambridge to make the dinner. Meanwhile analyst turned-author Michael Crawshaw (who fell asleep on the train after last years’ event and ended up in Luton) issued a jest-filled warning to the winners.
“I told Terry to watch out,” he told The Capitalist. “Two of last year’s winners subsequently got dingied [read as: er, have moved on from their jobs].”
Despite the fate of last years’ victors, Sinclair didn’t look too worried. As to whether Crawshaw made his stop first go, we’ll have to get back to you...