FRENCH ASSET MANAGER TO STAND AS MP

IT’S barely a month since French presidential candidate François Hollande made a rare trip to London in an effort to sway City expats ahead of the country’s elections.

But the capital’s 300,000 French inhabitants already have a new man vying for their votes in the shape of Yannick Naud – a portfolio manager at Glendevon King who’s also in the running. Naud – a bona fide expat who’s worked everywhere from London to Tokyo – will stand as an MP for the newly created “Northern Europe” seat, which encompasses not just the whole of the British Isles but 11 countries in total, including Scandinavia and the Baltic states.

Already spotted campaigning outside French bank Societe Generale’s UK headquarter’s last week, Naud will be hoping that London’s French community is ready for its very own entente cordiale.