ANNABEL’S private members’ club in Mayfair was where the most eligible people in the land gathered yesterday evening, in order to celebrate the publication of Tatler’s Little Black Book.
The Capitalist was pleased to spot some City names on the inaugural most wanted list, and indeed just as many business bachelorettes as bachelors gracing the pages.
In the solicitor corner was Lord Elcho and Leeds graduate turned Allen & Overy trainee Chelsy Davy; whilst Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and Burberry bigwig Sarah Manley represented the retail sector. Will Wells was the lucky young hedge funder making the list, alongside James Rothschild who is apparently “gruff in a rather sexy way and quiet”. Form an orderly queue ladies.
■ The rogue trader turned academic Alexis Stenfors (pictured below) made his first public speaking appearance last night at the SOAS campus in Russell Square. The former proprietary trader at Merrill Lynch was famously banned in 2010 by The Financial Services Authority from working in the City for five years. Stenfors was at the London university last night to present a seminar on “Endogenous Deception” however The Capitalist hears the traders planning to attend were keen to hear him explain away some of the actions he took in his former life as a trader.
■ Not one, but two City book signings this week! Firstly former world number one golfer Sir Nick Faldo will be signing copies of his new book, A Swing For Life, at Waterstones in Leadenhall Market today. This is Faldo’s only UK signing, so to score a personalised present in time for Christmas, head down there promptly at 12.30pm. Secondly, one for the girls and boys – recent Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis will be signing copies of her new book, Unbelievable, on Friday at 1pm at Waterstones in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place shopping centre.