Dr Who is back on our screens this weekend, but one City worker has more interest than most. By day, Mark Speed works as a manager with financial forecasting company Evaluate, by night he writes novels, most recently about Dr Who.
1 As a child ,he spent many a Saturday at Sir Richard Branson’s house playing snooker. The entrepreneur had invested in a synthesised guitar his father invented called a SynthAxe and the pair would have weekend meetings.
Google loves making an acquisition. This year alone it’s made 24. But would you believe us if we told you chief executive Larry Page uses a toothbrush to decide whether to gobble up a company or not. Well, it’s true. Sort of.
So, Jeff Randall’s off the to the Pru. The veteran business hack, whose career has seen him go from The Telegraph, to the BBC to Sky (from where he stepped down earlier this year) is to become an adviser to Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam.
For those of you chomping at the bit for the Premier League to start this weekend, Nationwide has got a present for you. It’s an especially good gift if you’re also obsessed with house prices (come on, most of us are).
The concept of Twitter bots is an amusing one. We’re imagining legions of automatons sitting behind their iMacs in a dark room, pressing the tweet button with mechanically superior bot fingers and spamming us with mega lolz.
Saxo Bank’s chief exec Lars Seier Christensen has got chins wagging in the Danish press. The banking boss has made a personal investment into jewellery startup Endless Jewelry – a company run by well-known Danish entrepreneur Jesper Nielsen.
The flurry of IPOs this year has caused many to marvel at the resurgence of the listings market, but one Allianz fund manager has been bamboozled by something more obscure – the sheer amount of paper wasted by IPO research reports.
Andrew Sentance has got a bee in his bonnet. It’s the height of summer, garden parties are rife and the former Bank of England interest rate-setter has noticed a vast inequality, which hampers his enjoyment of said merriment.
When Barack Obama helped Delphi Automotive to stay afloat in 2009 by conducting a cunning tax trick, he must have known it would come back to bite him in the ass at some point – and sure enough, it looks like it just has.
Ed Balls managed to swerve a driving ban yesterday, his lawyers racing away from Leeds magistrates with just a £1,000 fine and five points for the shadow chancellor. The charge? He failed to stop after hitting a parked car.
Word has it students have to go that extra mile in order to make themselves stand out from the crowd to employers these days. And one Loughborough university student is taking that to the extreme – cycling 3,868 extra miles.
As an insurance professional, she’s well used to working with risk but Royal London’s marketing doyenne Clare Salmon is going a few furlongs further today, by playing jockey in the Magnolia Cup charity race at Goodwood – which will see Salmon race
The mighty Harlequins may be based out in Twickenham but its stars schlepped across to the Shard for an 8am launch to their season yesterday, with sponsors DHL Express and Adidas joining along for the ride.
Anticipation of vast protests over tax arrangements outside Vodafone’s AGM in Paddington yesterday proved wrong, as no placards were brandished outside the Hilton, allowing shareholders and chairman Gerard Kleisterlee to enter un-heckled.
When we spotted this poster from the Prudential relating to the Ride London event this weekend, we couldn’t help but wonder whether the financial services firm was having a dig at Westminster, with red tape winding its way around the City in the p
Michael “What part of ‘no refund’ don’t you understand” O’Leary took himself away from the job of airline spokesperson last year, after he announced the company would be replacing its notoriously unhelpful customer service strategy with something
Anyone living near Battersea who thought they heard the familiar rumble of thunder yesterday morning might have been surprised to hear it wasn’t another storm – but, rather, a troop of 90 Sumo wrestlers running a 5k race.
They've only been playing together for two tournaments but City A.M. sponsored Rugby Sevens team City Dogs have made it two out of two, winning Saturday’s FRM Sevens Tournament at Ilford Wanderers, beating Oxfam 21 - 19.