The chief executive of broker Tullett Prebon is known as a bold character around the Square Mile.
He famously told investors to sell Barclays shares whilst working at the bank’s subsidiary firm BZW and departed UBS after writing a book – Accounting for Growth – that criticised the accounting practices of many of the bank’s clients.
The Capitalist imagines those attending the big six-zero party on 18 May will come prepared with a go hard or go home attitude. With invitations bearing the dresscode of simply “clothes” and missive to “bring your wife or somebody else’s” or “your husband or somebody else’s” all bets are on for who will be left standing at the survivors breakfast in the Landmark hotel the next morning.
The Capitalist called Smith to wish him an early “Happy Birthday” but couldn’t get through – no doubt the birthday boy was busy sorting through all the party RSVPs.