THE CITY’S GOT TALENT: THE HUNKIEST GENTS IN FINANCE

ANTHONY ASTBURY, GFI GROUP
Environmental markets broker Anthony takes the crown in the second annual round-up of the City’s hunkiest gents, voted for by your good selves and judged by a panel of terribly dedicated City A.M.ers.

A keen sportsman, who boxes, skis and plays football when he’s not jetting around Europe meeting clients, Anthony has been at GFI for three years.

In keeping with his elevation onto the City’s Got Talent pedestal, he’s also a former model of sorts. I hear our man was once picked as one of just ten gentlemen to model Joop underwear at a Cosmopolitan magazine party, and his gleaming torso later graced the pages of the saucy rag.

GUY DE BLONAY JUPITER
You readers are a fickle lot, meaning that Guy is the only man to make it back onto the list from last year. He’s returned with good reason, though: the Jupiter fund manager’s heady mix of dashing good looks and softly-spoken Swiss vowels turns the ladies positively weak at the knees. Throw in an ancestral castle – his family owns the impressive-sounding Chateau de Blonay near Geneva in Switzerland – and his position on the hot list is easily secured.

GEORGE GODBER MATTERLEY
Gorgeous George is another one flying the flag for fund managers. He moved from Credit Suisse to co-found Matterley in 2008, later selling it on to Charles Stanley.

Outside work he is an ardent fan of Northamptonshire Rugby Club and a keen golfer (though ladies, don’t let his passion for stamp collecting put you off…)

ALEX ODWELL HARRINGTON STARR
Hunky Alex is one of the founders of recruiter Harrington Starr. His sporting career has also been illustrious – he was previously a professional footballer in the US for Chicago Fire and also enjoys white collar boxing, following in the footsteps of his father, who once represented GB at the Olympics.

TOM BASSET DELOITTE
Corporate finance manager Tom is another outdoorsy type to make it into this year’s hotlist, as a keen winter sports and hiking enthusiast. He spent the first year of his City career as an analyst at Goldman before moving to Deloitte, where he works for a range of private equity and corporate clients.

ADAM LAWSON ARBUTHNOT
Don’t let the decidedly un-glitzy “smaller company analyst” job title fool you: Adam has certainly upped the temperature over at Arbuthnot Securities since joining the stockbroker as an analyst last year. He previously worked in a similar role over at Teathers/Landsbanki.

JOSH LEWSEY PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
Ladies over at PwC have had a spring in their step ever since hunky ex-England rugby star Josh Lewsey joined their ranks. Josh, who luckily managed to escape the dreaded “cauliflower ear” as a glamour boy in the back line, is now a senior consultant at the beancounting house.

RICKY CHAPMAN ERNST & YOUNG
A volley of praise came in for this cheeky chappie, who works for Ernst & Young as an insurance sector account coordinator. I’m told Ricky lives for the summer, with his sultry Hispanic colouring, and has a “heart of gold and a wicked sense of humour” – an attractive set of accolades indeed.

MATTHEW ALLEN EVERSHEDS
The legal eagles have managed to make it onto the leaderboard this year for the first time in the form of Eversheds partner Matthew Allen.

Matthew leads the financial services dispute resolution team and has acted for a sparkling roster of clients, including Schroders and Hermes Fund Managers.

JAMES HICKMAN CAXTON FX
Officially the steamiest character in the forex space, James worked as an investment manager at Williams de Broe and Brewin Dolphin before joining Caxton FX seven years ago. Part of his charm is that he’s also a family man with three young children – which always makes the ladies melt.

SILVER FOX AWARD

JOHN HARRISON NUMIS
A new award this year, especially for the City’s older gentlemen. At 62, John Harrison is the oldest person at Numis, yet he’s also one of the ladies’ favourites. Nicknamed “Commander Bond” in the office for his dashing good looks and dapper style, he also earned himself an amusing moniker back in his Lloyds days, when he was known as “the tailor’s dummy”. A worthy winner of the inaugural silver fox trophy.