The Capitalist

Wednesday 23 April 2014
WHOEVER said banks were too macho? Goldman Sachs revealed some preference for the trend of flavoured beers in its US alcohol outlook this week, claiming that flavourisation is helping beer to stay relevant with the current consumers.
Wednesday 23 April 2014
HAVE you been prepping for your St George’s Day celebrations? It’s 23 April today, so surely you’ve had this evening planned for weeks?
Wednesday 23 April 2014
IT WOULD appear David Moyes wasn’t the only person asked to leave Old Trafford yesterday, as Ladbrokes’ spin doctor Alex Donohue also had to do the walk of shame away from the Man Utd grounds.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
ANYONE mourning the demise of Sea Containers House’s famous golden balls and wondering where they are can rest assured; their whereabouts have been pinpointed (well, one of them, at least).
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE LONDON marathon may be melting into a distant, Deep Heat-tinged memory but one City worker’s marathon challenge is anything but over.
Thursday 17 April 2014
IT’S THE video they wish we’d never seen. Five top City names took part in a fundraising video for the Young Vic theatre which sees them rip open their shirts and sing at the top of their voices.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
TRIBUTES have been flooding in following the news yesterday of branding legend Wally Olins’ passing on Monday.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
PUNDITS watching to see if Boris Johnson will try to return to parliament and run in the next election might be pricking their ears at the news from the Two Cities Conservative fundraiser.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
WE ALL know Land Rover is an all terrain vehicle, but now the car-maker is taking things one giant leap further by becoming Virgin Galactic’s first official partner.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
WEALTH management firm Saunderson House managed to bag the best seat in the hall last night at the Lord Mayor’s Fund Shakespeare charity dinner in Middle Temple Hall.
Monday 14 April 2014
THERE’S a manhunt afoot following Southeastern’s revelation that a senior City executive, thought to be a hedgie, had racked up a record breaking £43,000 in dodged fares over the past five years and had to pay out a £42,550 penalty plus £450 in le
Monday 14 April 2014
THE SUN was cracking the flags yesterday as an estimated 36,000 people took part in the London Marathon.
Monday 14 April 2014
CFA Institute, managing director for EMEA Nitin Mehta
Friday 11 April 2014
WITH May fast approaching you might think festive parties are a distant, mulled wine-filled memory but not for Winterflood Securities, which held its annual and undeniably epic Christmas party last night.
Friday 11 April 2014
ANY ENGLISH rugby fans passing through 10 Paternoster Square yesterday might have got the hump for a moment.
Thursday 10 April 2014
One of London’s stalwart tech names Moonfruit was in a celebratory mood last night, the company enjoying its 15th birthday in Shoreditch’s Boxpark.
Thursday 10 April 2014
EXPORTS might be at a three-and-a-half-year low according to the Office for National Statistics, but no one could accuse British businesses of not having imagination when it comes to their exporting exploits.
Thursday 10 April 2014
KING may be in its post-IPO quiet period but the games-maker made a pretty loud statement in Canary Wharf yesterday.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
SO, DIAMOND Bob has snaffled one of his old colleagues from Barclays, John Vitalo, to head up his new African bank buying venture, Atlas Mara. What does it all mean?
Wednesday 09 April 2014
IF YOU fancy getting your hands on a piece of British business history we might have just the ticket. The Capitalist has caught wind that the late and controversial billionaire Tiny Rowland’s Bentley is up for sale...and it’s on Autotrader.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
PLAYING golf is pretty fun. But playing golf with one of your sportstar heros is even better – as one lucky City A.M. reader found out last week.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
“I LEFT my glasses in the taxi on the way here,” said Sanlam Private Investors’ UK boss Craig Massey, as he stepped towards the autocue at the International Opera Awards (which his company sponsors) last night.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
EVERYONE loves a selfie and City A.M. readers are no different. These three are the lucky winners of our competition with Eat, each winning a week of free breakfasts.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
GRANT Shapps raised a few more eyebrows yesterday – and not by retweeting his controversial beer and bingo message.
Monday 07 April 2014
CHESS and boxing aren’t exactly the closest of bedfellows, but having both brains and brawn isn’t always as rare as popular culture would have us believe.
Monday 07 April 2014
POLICE in Sheffield yesterday set up roadblocks to stop 5,000 disgruntled runners from competing in the city’s half marathon after the event was cancelled at the last minute due to insufficient water supplies.
Monday 07 April 2014
The founder and chief executive of Peregrine Communications Anthony Payne
Friday 04 April 2014
The Bank of England published its records yesterday on the hundreds of clerks who were given “war leave” – many of whom returned to Threadneedle Street after 1918.
Friday 04 April 2014
MANAGEMENT consultancy firm Booz & Co, to mark its takeover by accounting giant PwC, is undergoing a rebrand with an unusual new name, Strategy&.
Thursday 03 April 2014
IF YOU’VE got stacks of £50 notes hidden under your floorboards at home, take heed of the Bank of England’s latest hashtag.
Thursday 03 April 2014
CITY FIGURES joined with journalists, campaigners and politicians in Mayfair last night for the Contrarian Prize giving – where human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith walked away with the gong.
Thursday 03 April 2014
The Capitalist hotfooted it over to the Building Centre near Goodge St yesterday for the preview of exhibition “London’s Growing Up.”
Wednesday 02 April 2014
WHEN someone asks you which Tube line you use, they could be enquiring about more than just how close you get squeezed into other people’s armpits and how frequently you’re serviced with a carriage.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
MARTIN Williams has been MD of Gaucho for nine years. His face was seen so regularly at the restaurants some dubbed him Mr Gaucho. But he’ll have to relinquish his moniker because after almost a decade he’s moving on.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
HAPPY April Fools’ day folks – the day the public is invited to fall for spurious headlines like teenagers fall for One Direction’s Harry Styles. And indeed, today’s news is littered with eyebrow raising stories.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
ATTENDEES of the Eurofi High Level Summit in Athens were impressed yesterday to see how quickly the university lifestyle had affected former Bank of England deputy Sir Paul Tucker.
Monday 31 March 2014
THE FOUNDER of foreign exchange consultancy IFX, Nick Williams, has just enjoyed a triumphant weekend down by Canary Wharf – although his success had little to do with currency fluctuations.
Monday 31 March 2014
COMMUTERS leaving Old Street station could soon have an early indicator of the mood in their office, thanks to a new installation revealed today.
Monday 31 March 2014
EY partner Maryam Hussain
Friday 28 March 2014
The Capitalist stands corrected. Yesterday we said the City was close to its first official rock band but it seems rock has in fact been around in the City for sometime.
Friday 28 March 2014
LONDON’S share price heroes were out in force last night at the KPMG UK Stock Market Awards but there wasn’t a winner in the room that could make as much of an impression as host Gyles Brandreth did as he blustered his way through the gong list.
Friday 28 March 2014
CITY workers passing through Paternoster Square last night were met with the curious sight of camping equipment being prepared inside a steel fence.
Thursday 27 March 2014
ZUCK’S had his wallet out again. Despite telling us he wouldn’t be buying any more companies for a while after Whatsapp, Facebook’s gone and splurged out on Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset company.
Thursday 27 March 2014
WHAT does success smell like? “The sweet smell of success” is one of those cliches that often leaves you wondering if indeed there is a particular odour relating to triumph. Does success smell like the interior of a hand-crafted Rolls-Royce?
Thursday 27 March 2014
WORD reaches The Capitalist that we are but a guitar string away from a fully-fledged City rock band.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, played host to an event called Names not Numbers this week, mixing novelists with journos, academics, actors and er, a paucity of bankers.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
HEDGE-FUND guru Philippe Jabre had a triumphant time on Park Lane last night, putting his Mayfair trading days and regulatory woes far behind him to take three awards at the HedgePo Investors Choice Awards.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
IT JUST ain’t a festival if it doesn’t have a giant inflatable.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
THERE could be some misty eyes over at the CBI’s Centre Point base this week – its staff will be saying goodbye to their home of 30 years and moving to Cannon Street as of next Monday.

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