The Capitalist

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.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
When the story of David Willis, the man who was stuck in a Waterstones store at night, emerged last week, team Airbnb smelled an opportunity.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Techcrunch Disrupt came to a close last night, and with it the City’s hosting of mini-Silicon Valley.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
European Union digital commissioner Neelie Kroes performed some masterful sidestepping at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in Old Billingsgate.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Those of you feverishly anticipating the return of National Ethical Investment Week will have been disappointed yesterday by its demise.
Boris Johnson
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Boris Johnson flexed his fingers and hit Twitter yesterday for his monthly #AskBoris question time and, as usual, the mayor didn’t disappoint with his flamboyant answers.   
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Visitors to the City’s St Katherine Docks might have noticed an interesting addition of late.
Monday 20 October 2014
1 In the 1980s, Emma was a professional tenor saxophonist, having studied jazz and popular music.
Monday 20 October 2014
Bemoaning the end of Great British Bake-Off? Well if Diageo has anything to do with it we could all be watching the Great British Shake-Off soon, replacing cakes with boozy cocktails.
Friday 17 October 2014
Lord Tim Bell invited friends and associates last night to celebrate the launch of his new book, Right or Wrong, at the delightfully elusive Mark’s Club – putting any of last week’s furore over his unfortunate comments to the press behind him.
Friday 17 October 2014
City-based law firm Pinsent Masons has fulfilled its employees’ artistic dreams with a selection of work called Phantasy.
Thursday 16 October 2014
There were more moustaches than you could shake a Tom Selleck DVD at in Camden’s Proud Galleries last night, for the official launch of Movember.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Mayfair's wealth management ind­us­try had its full plumage on show yesterday at the annual Grouse & Grape Luncheon, in the decidedly lavish Dart­mouth House.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Gold bugs may get a hard time from us cash-is-king-ites and they certainly didn’t have a great start to the month, with the gold price falling to a four-year low. But sometimes they can use their reserves as more than expensive door stoppers.

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