>The bidding is over. We can now reveal the winner of lunch with hedge-fund star Jim Mellon is none other than Lars Seier Christensen, co-chief and co-founder of Saxo Bank.
Christenen managed to secure the lunch yesterday with a winning bid of £4,000.
"Well, I like to think of myself as an early mover, so I thought I would buy this year before Jim’s lunches become iconic and go up to the three and a half million dollars, Warren Buffett’s lunch commands!” Christensen told us.
With Mellon matching the bid that means a grand total of £8,000 should be winging its way to Mellon’s charity of choice – Wellbeing of Women. The lunch - at a time and place yet to be decided between the two, won’t be the first time this pair have met, it turns out they’re old friends.
“Jim and I know each other well, he is a good friend, and I know that having lunch or dinner or just hanging out with Jim is always interesting and fun,” continued Christensen.
“While in honesty I could probably have arranged a lunch with Jim anytime, I do want to support the important work Jim does for charity.”