The Capitalist

Wednesday 26 November 2014
She was married to Conrad Black’s step-nephew and gave the red-tops a field day with her divorce. But now New York-based Brit, Vicky Ward, is back in London and launched her second book The Liar’s Ball in Henry Sotheran’s bookshop last night.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Punters at the UnBound tech conference at London Bridge’s Vinopolis yesterday were no doubt wondering how entrepreneur-cum-internet-freedom-fighter Kim Dotcom would speak at the event at first, given his inability to leave New Zealand.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The Cotes du Rhone and Riesling were free-flowing at terribly trendy Home House members club last night, but it wasn’t serving its usual crowd.  
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The name of Mishcon de Reya’s Holborn HQ, Summit House, became all the more pertinent last night as the law firm held the second of its “The Leap” events – aimed at encouraging growth businesses to reach their own summit.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
If you've been growing your Mo, or supporting the cause as a Mo Sista this Movember, there’s only one place to be this Friday night – the Movember Gala Parté, in York Hall.
Monday 24 November 2014
There might be some sore heads in the City this morning as F1 fans all over Britain celebrated along with Lewis Hamilton yesterday, having watched him clinch his second drivers’ world championship in Abu Dhabi.
Friday 21 November 2014
Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green really wishes she could be a Buddhist.
Friday 21 November 2014
It was a tight squeeze in the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane yesterday as the Westminster Property Association (WPA) held its annual lunch, with more than 1,000 attendees from the likes of Land Securities, Grosvenor Estate and the Crown Estate.
Thursday 20 November 2014
The cavernous hall of Tate Britain was filled with the chatter of countless City bigwigs last night, as friends and clients of Finsbury headed to Pimlico for the firm’s 20th anniversary party.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Veteran property legend Harvey Soning, chairman of James Andrew International, stood at the entrance of Claridge’s Ballroom last night, shaking the hands of some of the biggest names in the property world who flocked to celebrate the 40th annivers
Thursday 20 November 2014
Big congratulations to the team of 11 cyclists, who tackled a 735-km ride through the Alps back in September in aid of The Sick Children’s Trust.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
As the US’ second oldest financial institution, you might expect 222-year-old State Street to be a bit fusty around the edges.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Employees, clients and friends of Saxo Bank braved the damp yesterday to join 2014 Vuelta Champion cyclist Alberto Contador, Tinkoff-Saxo team manager Bjarne Riis and co-founder and co-chief of the bank, Lars Seier Christensen at Herne Hill Velodr
Tuesday 18 November 2014
As Christmas party season approaches, you’ll all be familiar with the following conundrum: How the bejeezus will they fit the McLaren F1 simulator into the Cafe Royal Hotel?! No?
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Having been relieved of her mayoral duties earlier in the month, you might expect Fiona Woolf to be on a long holiday, but she’s trekking to Claridge’s tonight, to speak at executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles’ Leveraging the Capital eve
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Social Concierge (SC), the offline dating service, has teamed up with Square Mile mag to find the City’s most eligible bachelor. To apply, candidates need to be unattached (naturally) and in their 20s and 30s.   
Monday 17 November 2014
1 During her time working as an adviser at No10 she made tea for both Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela.
Monday 17 November 2014
 
Monday 17 November 2014
In May members of the business community who knew and loved Nicko Milligan, the Sky executive who was tragically killed in a speedboat accident along with his daughter Emily, took part in the inaugural Nicko Milligan Golf Day.
Thursday 13 November 2014
Some of the City’s best known names trotted down to Threadneedle Walk last night for the opening of Gaucho’s former MD Martin Williams’ new restaurant complex, M.
Thursday 13 November 2014
HOST Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, partner at law firm Dechert LLP and wife of Nick Clegg, was joined by model Daisy Lowe and Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman yesterday for her Inspiring Women in Fashion event, which saw a long list of high achieving
Wednesday 12 November 2014
Apple’s notoriously quiet design chief Sir Jony Ive may have only been back in the UK for a few days, but he took time to rub shoulders with the likes of Lily Allen and Daisy Lowe at Sushi Samba’s second anniversary party last night.
Wednesday 12 November 2014
Director of operations for KPMG (Restaurant Associates), Matt Wood (right) enjoyed last night’s preview of the 2014 ING Discerning Eye exhibition ­– and thanks to City A.M.’s competition, he walked away with one of the pieces.
Tuesday 11 November 2014
  Politicians have, in jest, been accused of being a ruling class of automatons, but yesterday’s CBI conference showed that robots can indeed go down well on politically charged stages, if they’re from Star Wars at least. 
Monday 10 November 2014
1 He proposed to his wife on April Fools’ Day. “Obviously nobody believed us, particularly the in-laws,” he laughed.
Monday 10 November 2014
Newly sworn in Lord Mayor of the City of London Alan Yarrow has had a big weekend. There have been golden carriages, Masai dancers, mechanical fish and fireworks.
Monday 10 November 2014
  One woman powerhouse and mother of nine Helena Morrissey doesn’t stop championing equality and diversity when she clocks off at 6pm on a Friday (we know, we doubt she gets out at 6pm too, but humour us).   
Friday 07 November 2014
Netsuite, the US software firm, is on the war path. The cloud computing giant wants a slice of UK rival Sage’s market share and isn’t afraid of getting its hands a bit dirty.
Friday 07 November 2014
  It's not winter until there’s an ice skating rink popping up next to your office, and last night was the turn for Canary Wharfers, as its rink launched – and in a blaze of glory at that.   
Thursday 06 November 2014
Everyone knows Marc Bolland is a bit of a charmer. The M&S chief has been under pressure all year with disappointing clothes sales and a finance chief who decided every little really did help and hopped over to Tesco.
Thursday 06 November 2014
  Russell Brand has been making the headlines as a pop culture icon-cum-political revolutionary lately, but he certainly isn’t the only one. Let’s not forget Bez from the Happy Mondays and his Reality party.   
Wednesday 05 November 2014
It's not very often that a pop star gets to introduce a member of the royal family on to a stage, but at last night’s inaugural Bell Pottinger charity dinner at Lancaster House that’s what happened.
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Forest, the pro-smoking lobby group, celebrated its 35th anniversary at one of finance’s favourite watering holes last night. Boisdale Belgravia happily provided an ample heated smoking area along with Cuban cocktails and Latin canapes.
Tuesday 04 November 2014
Model Jodie Kidd led the fashion pack last night as some of the stars of the British luxury industry slipped into their finest and trotted over to the V&A for the annual Walpole British Luxury Awards.
Tuesday 04 November 2014
We may have been celebrating British Sausage Week in the Square Mile yesterday but over in Westminster there was a less-meaty vibe.
Monday 03 November 2014
1 Peace is a massive fan of Star Trek and certainly doesn’t hide the fact she’s a Trekkie – she has a poster of Scotty on her office wall.
Monday 03 November 2014
Risk Capital Partners chairman and entrepreneur Luke Johnson looks to be paying the price of fame – the private equity star has got himself an obsessive fan. “I appear to have a stalker.
Friday 31 October 2014
  Bloomberg's agency brokerage Tradebook opened its Finsbury Square doors to a host of unlikely characters yesterday for its annual charity trading day.   
Friday 31 October 2014
Menfolk – Movember is almost upon us and with it, the end of your facial hair as you know it. It’s time to get your razors out and start cultivating your new mo from tomorrow.
Thursday 30 October 2014
What's it like to go for lunch with Warren Buffett? Aquamarine Capital fund manager Guy Spier knows, and it cost him only $216,000.
Thursday 30 October 2014
The City's favourite emerging markets evangelist Jerome Booth has er, re-emerged, having been relatively quiet since he stepped down as head of research at Ashmore Group last summer.
Wednesday 29 October 2014
The Malaysian housing minister, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, led a group of visiting bankers from his country in donning steel toe boots, hard hats and goggles yesterday, as the group made their way up to Battersea Power Station’s Control Room, via some n
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Pioneering female business stars gathered at the Hilton, Park Lane last night for the annual Women of the Future awards, joining secretary for education Nikki Morgan and Dragons’ Den star Kelly Hoppen.
Friday 24 October 2014
The London Hilton played host to the toast of Irish business and entertainment last night at the Irish Post awards.
Friday 24 October 2014
The first rule of fight club, is you do not talk about fight club. But what about the first rule of private equity fight club?
Thursday 23 October 2014
HE MAY have been announced as part of England’s squad for the autumn internationals a few hours earlier, but this didn’t stop Saracens rugby star Alex Goode from trying his hand at some trading at Afex, in aid of rugby charity Restart.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Antonio Horta-Osorio knows how to play an audience. At last night’s Institute of Chartered Accountants event at KPMG, the Lloyds boss charmed the accountants in the room… by throwing economists to the lions.

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