BARELY more than a week left in The Capitalist’s hunt to source the fairest and furriest moustache in all the City land.
As we are now past the halfway point in our hairy little challenge, it is time for an update.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch boys, who have banded together on the fundraiser’s official website as team Julio’s Movembärs are shaping up well, as photographic evidence of self-styled Matt “Lip Luggage” Lee and Ben “Spitfire” Lanning suggests.
Our Mo Bros sporting handsome handlebars from across the City have already raised almost £90,000 in sponsorship on uk.movember.com
Remember it is not just for fun, there are prizes to be won – courtesy of Lockonego Salon – so please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before close of play on 30 November.
■ After the final approval yesterday from shareholders to merge commodities trader Glencore and mining giant Xstrata into Glencore Xstrata International, The Capitalist has been pondering on other big firms boasting tongue-twistingly long names. Bank of America Merrill Lynch rolls off the tongue a good deal quicker than law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. However neither can compete with Pittsburgh-based law firm Holly, Kraft, Jacobs, Wainwright, Deunster, Chattersworth, Cravens, Zymbrowki, Langston, Johnson, Tillerskein, Quoss, Thompson & Dudley. Apparently the partners were: “Tired of trendy and vacuous-sounding law firm names”.
■ After a disappointing result for England’s rugby boys last weekend in their match against Australia, the rugby Autumn International series continues this Saturday as England take on South Africa at Twickenham. However eager City betters could be warned about taking on the spreads at bookmakers Spreadex. The Capitalist hears the firm’s latest addition to the sports trading room is a new rugby trader. The name of the gentleman in question just happens to be Jonny Wilkinson. In a case of double coincidence the firm also has a Jon Terry among their staff, unfortunately not a football trader - nevertheless it has been cause for a good chuckle on the trading floor.