TO LANCASTER House last night, for the annual summer bash thrown by PR group Pelham Bell Pottinger.
OPENING the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a novel way to mark a milestone birthday, but that is what Redmayne-Bentley’s senior partner Keith Loudon did yesterday to mark his 80th birthday.
If READERS were worried that City bosses occasionally took themselves too seriously, for reassurance that they don’t, look no further than the official statement from blogging site Tumblr yesterday.
IT WAS more power than flower at the annual Chelsea Flower Show last night, as the best of the business world arrived in Sloane Square for the show’s annual gala preview evening.
GROUPON’S former boss Andrew Mason has reached for the language of music to share business principles with a new generation.
ARGENTINIAN polo players over in London for the annual Gaucho Polo tournament tomorrow have to find some way to kill the time before the evening game.
THE MIGHTY Eurovision song contest – famed for its contestants’ partisan voting results – returns this Saturday, but it seems that the tactic isn’t confined to the singing competition.
A TEAM of intrepid fund managers from Mayfair Capital Investment Management have completed the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in a respectable 10 hours and 45 minutes, despite having to slum it with cold showers.
LONDON’S most successful Asian female high fliers were out in force yesterday evening at Park Lane’s Hilton hotel for the 2013 Asian Women of Achievement Awards, held in association with RBS.
LEAVING the Bank of England after so long is hard for Sir Mervyn King.
CITY veteran Terry Smith may have said only last week that he wouldn’t be offering anymore commentary on the economy – but the Fundsmith founder is still keen to impart his business knowledge, as he proved at the Morningstar Investment Conference
DUBBED the David Beckham of kabaddi, analyst at financial start-up Funding Options Vishal Ladwa has been named as England team captain of the sport – best described as a brutal game of tag.
ECONOMIST Vicky Pryce was released from prison yesterday and has said she “intends to spend time with her family and looks forward to returning to her career as an economist.”
CREDIT Suisse banker David Tait has exchanged London for Mount Everest in the past few months, in a bid to reach the peak of the mountain for the fifth time.
LLOYD Blankfein’s beard caught everyone’s attention at Davos in January. But now another bit of designer stubble is turning heads in Wall Street – and it belongs to Icahn Enterprises chairman Carl Icahn.
SUPERMODELS are not normally spotted around Canary Wharf, let alone in the Wharf’s newly opened tech entrepreneur space Level 39.
ABERDEEN Asset Management has “refreshed its visual identity” and launched a gag-filled advertising campaign today.
A MAN of his word, Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson got dressed up as an air stewardess at the weekend, after losing a bet with Air Asia boss Tony Fernandes over who would win the Formula One Grand Prix.
IT WAS all to play for over at RBS last night, as the firm’s most recent intake of graduates battled it out in an Apprentice-style contest to win a night at the bank’s hospitality box in the O2 Arena.
AIRLINES have got enough to worry about – rising fuel costs, budget rivals, unpronounceable volcanic ash clouds – without facing down a storm over what colour lipstick their staff are allowed to wear.
There were bound to be some red faces over at Man United Towers yesterday, when the club’s social media team accidentally released a Facebook page asking fans to welcome new boss David Moyes – before he had formally been announced as the man to ta
ARE YOU sitting comfortably? Good, then I’ll begin. 25 years ago a group of 26 ladies and gentlemen from the property industry got together to run the London Marathon, raising £500,000 for Great Ormond Street.
FOLLOWING her suspension last year for appearing on the TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Nadine Dorries has been let off the naughty step and reinstated as a Conservative MP.
THERE ARE no shortages of Manchester United fans in the Square Mile. Dairy Crest chairman Anthony Fry, former BBC director general Greg Dyke and Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman Jim O'Neill are all proud supporters.
“WE’RE HOSTING some Maasai Elders on 14 May, if you’re interested in coming to see them?” is not the typical invitation that The Capitalist is used to receiving from City law firms.
THERE was a frisson of excitement among the research analysts covering outsourcing group Quindell Portfolio yesterday as David Toms from Numis was turned back from the company’s results presentation at the offices of its public relations adviser.
THERE are two City boys taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.
THE NINTH series of The Apprentice returns to TV screens this evening, and once again 16 contestants will compete over 12 weeks for the chance to become Lord Sugar’s protege – or, more to the point, bag the £250,000 investment money.
ANYBODY who enjoys a biscuit with their mid-morning coffee will be cheesed off over news that the government is drafting a pledge to reduce our saturated fat intake – by making the size of each biscuit smaller.
ASSET manager Investec is already welcoming the summer sports season with open arms.
TO THE Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand last night for a black tie dinner to inaugurate the very first Wealth Briefing European Awards.
READERS will remember that The Capitalist reported news back in January of famous physicist professor Stephen Hawking becoming the unlikely star of a Go Compare TV advert.
GYM BUNNIES around the Square Mile might be more used to air-conditioning and the latest equipment when it comes to working out. However, a new fitness fad is turning our City boys to men – although they might prefer the term “warrior”.
MORGAN Stanley employees have had a whip-round and come up with £1.6m to fund the purchase of the Morgan Stanley Heart Yard.
THERE’S no party quite like a Terry Smith party, or so guests at the Tullett Prebon boss’s upcoming 60th birthday bash will be hoping.
The chief executive of broker Tullett Prebon is known as a bold character around the Square Mile.
THE SQUARE Mile isn’t always associated with creative flair. However, that isn’t to say there aren’t any artistically-inclined among us.
FANCY a bit of pseudo Sumo sporting activity this summer? The suits may be inflatable as opposed to the real thing, but wrestling fans ought to get their fix of feisty fun running at the Battersea Park 5k on 28 July.
THE ANNUAL Hacks v Flaks football and netball games, held at the Bank of England sports grounds, are always a hot ticket, but this year spectators were distracted by a cameo appearance from Homeland actor Damian Lewis.
ANOTHER day and another unfortunate Libor mess for Barclays spinners to weave their way out of.
EVEN the most professional and senior among us in the Square Mile have had the odd embarrassing moment at work – sending an email to the addresss of the person you were composing a rant of complaint about? Sure.
OUTGOING governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King had no sooner finished unveiling the new Churchill banknote, before turning his attention to his other role as president of charity campaign Chance to Shine.
PASTY enthusiasts have the pie-fect excuse to stay in tonight, as a documentary about high street bakery chain Greggs will be airing on Sky One.
FORMER Manchester United footballer Gary Neville found himself being gently grilled when he joined other sports stars for a breakfast hosted by hospitality group Club Wembley on Friday.
FANCY grabbing a drink with Apple boss Tim Cook? Better start saving your small change now.
AT 26.2 MILES events like the London marathon are certainly bound to work up a sweat.
THE CITY of London Corporation welcomed 25 newly-elected members yesterday at the Court of Common Council in the 15th-century Guildhall.
THERE WAS mass exodus from the Square Mile last night, as fund managers, brokers and advisers donned black ties and headed to the home of Bafta in Piccadilly for the first ever Small Cap Awards.
NOTHING like a group of City boys pitted against an American boyband to inspire an outpouring of competitive spirit in their orders, or so it would seem if the latest bill sent to The Capitalist is anything to go by.
MOST of us in the Square Mile are used to writing cheques for charity, and queueing up for our morning mochas, but over at investment bank Liberum Capital, the charitable-minded have combined the two tasks to give more than just cash.
THEY say never work with children or animals, but there were some unexpected feathered friends on hand for the bell-ringing when Seaworld floated on the New York Stock Exchange at the end of last week.