David Hellier

Editor David Hellier has been at City A.M. since October 2005 when he joined as news editor from the Independent. David has worked at a host of papers, including the Daily and Sunday Express and the Evening Standard.


Thursday 27 November 2014
Aviva’s New Zealand-born chief executive Mark Wilson comes from a family of insurance people and has been an in­vestor in insurance companies since he was 15.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Friends Life, which is in merger talks with Aviva, has held informal talks with Phoenix, the closed insurance group, about a possible deal in the past few months, City A.M. understands.
Monday 24 November 2014
Panmure Gordon, the indepen­dent stockbroking firm, made a name for itself last year when one of its analysts calculated the government was planning to sell the Royal Mail at £1bn less than what the firm thought it was worth.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
As the recent flotation of Virgin Money proved, albeit after a false start, London’s window for new issues (or Initial Public Offerings, IPOs) isn’t absolutely closed, as it was a couple of years ago.
Friday 14 November 2014
In a matter of weeks, during the first few days of January, I will be calling people to invite them to next year’s City A.M. awards.
Friday 07 November 2014
In his fourth-floor office overlooking St Paul’s and the City of London, CBI director-general John Cridland seems at one with the world.
Thursday 06 November 2014
Those hoping the resurrection of the Virgin Money flotation might lead London’s initial public offering (IPO) markets into an end-of-year revival should take a read of yesterday’s statement from Stock Spirits Group, the Polish vodka maker that flo
Monday 03 November 2014
CHELSEA football manager Jose Mourinho is right, as ever. Stamford Bridge, the club’s home stadium, has become too quiet, even though it’s full to the rafters every week with more than 41,000 fans.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Investment bankers are a bit like accountants. They see opportunities from every eventuality.
Friday 17 October 2014
ALL EYES will be on how shares in Jimmy Choo trade today as they make their debut on the embattled London stock market.
Thursday 16 October 2014
After days of fending off suggestions that its £800m flotation was in trouble, the challenger small business bank Aldermore finally succumbed to the inevitable yesterday.
Phillip Monks
Wednesday 15 October 2014
The decision by advisers to Aldermore, the lender to small businesses, to pull its flotation is the most high profile collapse in the new issues market this year, reflecting widespread concerns that there is little appetite left in London market
Phillip Monks
Tuesday 14 October 2014
The flotation of Aldermore, the challenger bank focused on small business lending, was on the brink of collapse last night.  
Monday 13 October 2014
PRIME Minister David Cameron was the surprise omission from billionaire phone shop founder Sir Charles Dunstone’s lavish 50th birthday celebrations in Venice over the weekend, fuelling speculation their relationship has soured.
Friday 10 October 2014
CHALLENGER bank Aldermore, which is trying to raise around £75m in a stock market flotation, is in New York making a last-ditch attempt to raise the funds.
Friday 10 October 2014
The London Stock Ex­change yesterday fronted a new issues conference in Beijing to try to en­courage Chinese firms to list in London.
Martin Wheatley
Thursday 09 October 2014
As the advisers to the Jimmy Choo flotation announce they have enough support to proceed, there is much to be delighted with in the way the new issues market has gone this year.
Thursday 09 October 2014
ADVISERS to Aldermore, the challenger bank that is hoping to raise around £300m in a stock market flotation, yesterday extended its bookbuilding process by 48 hours in order to complete its deal successfully.
Wednesday 08 October 2014
Who would want to be a bank director in London these days? Not Alan Thomson, a member of the audit and risk committee at HSBC Bank who, according to fellow columnist Mark Kleinman, has tendered his resign­ation.
Ed Miliband
Tuesday 07 October 2014
When I put it to one left-leaning businessman yesterday the notion that the former postman Alan Johnson might stand against Ed Miliband as Labour leader, he responded: “That would be lovely.” Some of Labour’s business supporters are running out o
Tuesday 07 October 2014
ADVISERS to the challenger bank Aldermore have found it tough going in the first two days of bookbuilding for its upcoming London flotation, sources said yesterday.
Monday 06 October 2014
London’s been having a pretty good time of things as far as raising money for newly listed companies is concerned.
Friday 03 October 2014
City A.M. will be 10 years old next year and until now it has had just two editors. Yesterday it got its third with my elevation to that role, with Marc Sidwell working alongside me as executive editor across all the company’s platforms.
Thursday 02 October 2014
Virgin Money, which is planning a London float that will value the challenger bank at between £1.5-2bn, has decided against offering the shares to the public despite some institutions and advisers pushing hard for this.
Stamford Bridge
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The increasing likelihood that Chelsea might remain at Stamford Bridge, the club's home since 1905, is wildly comforting to me as a supporter since the late sixties.