Meinertzhagen : City legend dies

David Hellier
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ONE of the City’s best known corporate financiers, Peter Meinertzhagen, has died at the age of 66.

Meinertzhagen, whose clients included Lord Hanson and his company Hanson Trust, spent 42 years working in the City. Most of his working life was at Hoare Govett, the stockbroker that was bought by ABN Amro, then RBS, and is now part of Jefferies.

He retired from Hoare Govett in 2007 but made something of a comeback more recently by joining the board of Oriel Securities as a non-executive director.

He had been in Oriel’s offices only last week and recently visited the newsroom here at City A.M.

“He loved the markets and loved talking to market-makers and traders,” said a friend yesterday.