Stock Exchange birthday party for Winterflood

CITY veteran Brian Winterflood – founder of Winterflood Securities – opened trading at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) bright and early yesterday morning.

The opening bells were ringing to celebrate the firm’s milestone 25th anniversary. And The Capitalist hears that this was not the only birthday that Winterflood will be celebrating this year – 2013 also marks his 60th in the markets.

So why party at the LSE and not a favourite City watering hole? Winterflood told The Capitalist that he began his career at the LSE, so was thrilled to celebrate the firm’s quarter century at the exchange.

“I remember when I started in 1953 – the days of pencils and bits of paper – which is now all done with the touch of a button, and at speeds no one would ever have imagined. Today over 94 per cent of our trades are done electronically – extraordinary!” he reminisced.