City ski competitors sent uphill by a touch of professional help

THE Square Mile made a last-minute dash to the pistes this weekend for the annual City Ski Championships in Swiss resort Crans-Montana, where 250 participants from top London firms faced off for a spot of high-stakes racing (and, so The Capitalist hears, a lot of bad apres-ski dancing).

The likes of Peel Hunt, Savills and Tullet Prebon ski-suited up for two days of racing on Friday and Saturday, but it was Cavendish Ware’s team that most caught the eye. Spotted in the wealth manager’s squad was US Olympic downhill gold medallist Tommy Moe, whose presence sent Cavendish Ware shooting up the championship leader board.

Alas, no word on Moe setting himself up for a role in the City.

■ Investor appetite for animated children’s shows appears to be very healthy at the moment, with both Peppa Pig and Rastamouse having announced plans to push into new markets, and now another animated favourite has tapped London for funding. Aim-listed studio DQ Entertainment has said a £4.1m share placing will be used to return The Jungle Book to cinema screens, 48 years after Disney’s classic. DQE may be unlikely to match Walt’s success, but its boss, the flamboyant Tapaas Chakravarti, is certainly confident. The Capitalist learns he has taken up all his options on the placing.