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.


Wednesday 28 January 2015
Martin Wheatley evokes a lot of hostility, rather than respect, from many of the senior figures in the London’s financial community.
Friday 23 January 2015
KKR’s decision to buy up TheTrainline.com robs the financial markets in London of their first opportunity to test the new issues market in 2015.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Public companies are rightly criticised whenever they turn down a takeover bid point blank, leaving no room for negotiation.
Tuesday 13 January 2015
After a year of being virtually ignored by those organising fund-raisings on the London stock market, the retail investor is heading back to the stock market.
Tuesday 06 January 2015
Football is a funny old game, and a funny old business too.
Thursday 18 December 2014
We regularly bring you stories about individuals in this amazing City who do extraordinary things to raise funds to help others.
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Roberto Quarta has told the industrial group IMI that he will step down as chairman by the middle of next year in order to take up a similar role at WPP, the marketing services giant.
Thursday 11 December 2014
John Griffith-Jones, the chair­man of the FCA, said last night that the regulator’s botched briefing to one media organ­isation, which went disastrously wrong and resulted in causing mayhem on the stock market last March, was well-intended.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Martin Wheatley, head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is expected to face questions over his future today after the publication of a report into the regulator’s leak of price sensitive information concerning life insurers.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
By the time the last of the chocolates have been foraged from the Advent Calendar, or thereabouts, WPP, the giant advertising group run by Sir Martin Sorrell, will very likely have chosen a new chair for the company’s board.
Tuesday 09 December 2014
A drastic shakeup of top positions at the City’s main financial watchdog was announced yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s release of a damning report on failings at the regulator.
Monday 08 December 2014
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond last night made a bold play for a seat around the Number 10 cabinet table, announcing he will stand to become an MP in 2015 and won’t rule out a coalition with Labour if he is elected.
Friday 05 December 2014
Some of the City’s most senior insurance executives last night expressed their dismay at the departure of Clive Adamson from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Thursday 04 December 2014
George Osborne is the consummate tactician. With 153 days to go to the election, there’s only one thing on his mind, and that’s how to breeze past opposition parties on the journey back to Downing Street. And who can blame him?
Wednesday 03 December 2014
Barclays was last night in the market with 13.5 per cent of the stock in ISS, the cleaning and catering group that floated earlier this year in the largest Danish IPO for 20 years.
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.