The Capitalist

Tuesday 04 February 2014
LONDON is bracing itself for the worst – forget the storms, this evening a Tube strike is going on.
Tuesday 04 February 2014
STAFF at Wonga must be celebrating their move to Camden.
Monday 03 February 2014
FORGET the Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman – the jokes of tomorrow could be all about the Beijinger and the Shanghainese.
Ant and Dec share a loving glance at the butcher’s stall on Morrisons’ fictitious Market Street
Monday 03 February 2014
THERE appears to be no end to the amount of trendy food markets popping up in the capital – a bit of Borough here, Maltby Street there, a dash of Exmouth, etc.
Monday 03 February 2014
Deloitte’s Head of Real Estate Andrew Rothery
Bean at Waterstones reading an extract from Old’s book
Friday 31 January 2014
THE GRAVELLY northern tones of Sean Bean are something we’re not often treated to in the City, but anyone who happened upon Waterstones on London Wall yesterday was privy to a rare Bean scene.
Will Greenwood poses next to a huge rugby ball
Friday 31 January 2014
SEAN Bean wasn’t the only hard man in the City yesterday.
Friday 31 January 2014
Yvette Cooper has dished some dirt on her husband Ed Balls to the rather aptly chosen Red magazine, out today. The fellow Labour MP spoke candidly about domestic bliss with the shadow chancellor. “The most stressful time in any parent’s day is...
Grant Thornton’s Quoted Company Awards were held at the Natural History Museum
Thursday 30 January 2014
IT’S not very often the business glitterati spends a night surrounded by dinosaurs and fossils (well, not of the prehistoric kind anyway) but those who ventured to the Grant Thornton Quoted Company awards last night were sat next to the very fines
It’s a culture off – who wins? Justin Bieber v KT Tunstall, Canada Dry v Irn Bru, Salmon v Alex Salmond, Maple Syrup v Haggis, Benton Fraser (Due South) v Taggart.
Thursday 30 January 2014
YESTERDAY Mark Carney donned his well-fitting black suit, fired up the economobile and raced up to Scotland for a breakfast meeting with Alex Salmond and a rather lengthy speech at The George Hotel in Edinburgh, to give his tuppence worth on a cur
Thursday 30 January 2014
EX-ENGLAND and Newcastle footballer Rob Lee is used to a challenge, but the retired sports star has taken on an altogether different one since November 2013, he wants to put the City through its paces and give busy finance professionals a chance t
From GDP to guitars, Andrew Sentance knows his stuff
Wednesday 29 January 2014
WHEN Andrew Sentance organised his book launch he had no idea it would fall on the same day as the GDP figures were released. Cue a lot of running around as the economist juggled appearing on Sky, the BBC, writing a column for City A.M.
An etching of the 1814 frost fair – note St Paul’s in the background and prolific slipping over
Wednesday 29 January 2014
IMAGINE a hedonistic festival on the Thames replete with pop-ups selling artisanal gin cocktails and tasty food. It wouldn’t be out of place in 2014, but it’s what used to happen on the river when it froze 200 years ago.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
WHAT time do you rock up at work in the morning? Are you all “at the desk by 7am, granola eaten and ready for action”? Or more of a “rolling in the door at 10am, Square Mile coffee and croissant in hand” type?
Tuesday 28 January 2014
GREAT British purveyor of wheaty goodness, Hovis, hit the headlines yesterday having had a large hunk of it sold off. But do you know where the name comes from?
Larry McGinity’s Bailouts which features Lord King’s musings on the need for a robust banking system
Monday 27 January 2014
HISTORICALLY, some of the world’s finest artworks have been inspired by events at the time; Picasso’s Guernica, Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress, Banksy’s Jubilee-themed sweatshop boy on the wall of Poundland.
Monday 27 January 2014
BEING named on the New Year Honours list has evidently done zip to ease Karren Brady CBE’s hefty workload.
Monday 27 January 2014
Sage Pay chief executive Simon Black
Monday 27 January 2014
On Friday The Capitalist wrote about former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch’s hearing difficulties, which he had referenced in a speech. We would like to apologise for any offence caused to Mr Lynch by the manner in which his comments were reported.
PwC staff perform Cinderella at Sandler’s Wells
Friday 24 January 2014
THE CAPITALIST ventured up to Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre for the PwC panto, Cinderella, last night, and before you say it – “oh yes I did.” It’s the 28th year the firm has put on the show, which stars people from across the firm including seve
Friday 24 January 2014
MEMBERS of the royal family are not usually flag bearers for global equality, given their lofty birth rights and all that, but it didn’t stop Prince Andrew from getting into the spirit of things in Davos yesterday evening.
Cambridge-based Amber Martinez in her cape
Thursday 23 January 2014
THE WORLD’S most recognisable cape is back. No, not Batman, the Scottish Widow, obviously.
Thursday 23 January 2014
IT’S OFFICIAL, the person behind @GSElevator, one of the greatest spies to come our way since 007, has got themselves a book deal.
At 6’7” Kim Dotcom is pretty mega himself...
Wednesday 22 January 2014
MEGAUPLOAD founder Kim Dotcom has celebrated the two year anniversary of the week the FBI raided his New Zealand home and closed the file sharing site, by launching an album and a new music-sharing service called Baboom.
Wednesday 22 January 2014
HIGH ranking women from some of the City’s largest institutions descended on Leicester Square last night for a screening of Girl Rising – a film which presents the stories of nine girls around the world and their struggle for education.
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Wednesday 22 January 2014
BORIS Johnson’s underling Kit Malthouse gave away some interesting restaurant tips at a breakfast event for the Mayor’s Fund For London and the Berkeley Foundation yesterday.
Online dating tips
Tuesday 21 January 2014
HAVE you ever turned to the neoclassical synthesis or the efficient markets hypothesis to help you to find love?
Tuesday 21 January 2014
FUND manager and so-called “superwoman” Nicola Horlick has been investing in films for a few years now but it seems she’s not the only one in the house with a taste for the movies.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
THERE’S been a lot of talk recently about millionaires creating elaborate basements but it seems Alton Towers owner Nick Leslau is going against the grain and spending his moolah on his roof.
Prince William is taking the steps to protect his brand
Monday 20 January 2014
WHEN it comes to getting inspiration from the royal family, the top things on your list would probably be wedding dresses, the quickest route to Balmoral if your helicopter is out of juice and how to get paint off one’s Rolls-Royce – and business
City lawyers will have to swot up on their musical knowledge ahead of next month’s charity quiz
Monday 20 January 2014
SOME of the City’s lawyers and barristers will be hanging up their cloaks and wigs on Wednesday 5 February as they take part in Kain Knight’s charity quiz night in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Monday 20 January 2014
Chief executive of Oppenheimer Europe Max Lami
Friday 17 January 2014
DUSTING off your salopettes and brushing up on your economic theory?
Friday 17 January 2014
SIR HOWARD Davies, the UK’s chief runway picker, rose an unlikely chortle at a Runways UK event yesterday in Tower Hill.
DiCaprio is tipped for Oscarglory for his performance
Thursday 16 January 2014
LEONARDO DiCaprio is hitting our big screens this weekend in what is tipped to be the most memorable portrayal of a City bigwig since Michael Douglas brought us Gordon Gekko.
Thursday 16 January 2014
CHAMPAGNE corks can probably still be heard popping from Phones4U founder John Caudwell’s house.
Thursday 16 January 2014
A CLASSIC case of mistaken identity was welcome news for a little known US-listed company called Nestor on Tuesday when its stock rocketed 1,900 per cent, having been confused for Google’s latest acquisition Nest.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
HOW MANY gym memberships do you have? It’s not a question The Capitalist is used to hearing, but if you work in a hedge fund, it’s apparently something you need to think about.
Andy Woodfield
Wednesday 15 January 2014
THE CITY hasn’t always been a place praised for its diversity but thanks to the Out in the City/G3 Readers Awards, it’s proven itself to be more inclusive than you might think.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
EVERYONE knows that your language can hold you back in the workplace, but this usually just means you shouldn’t be swearing like a trooper or excessively using slang, yo.
Suntory has continued the Japanese taste for all things western
Tuesday 14 January 2014
WE LOVE a bit of sushi in the City, sipping sake at the top of the Heron Tower or sampling the latest sashimi in Roka – but it looks like our friends in Japan have reciprocated and developed a taste for all things western, snapping up British and
Monday 13 January 2014
CAN YOU remember what 1993 tasted like? Well, if you’re curious, Blur bassist-cum-cheese wizard Alex James has applied to trademark a new drink – called Britpop.
Monday 13 January 2014
Chief exec of ACPI Investment Managers Brett Lankester
Monday 13 January 2014
CITY revellers searching for a historical tipple can now add another venue to their hit list.
O’Leary tweeted this pic, poised at his desk
Friday 10 January 2014
THE ARTIST known as #MOL hit Twitter once more yesterday as Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary continued his charm offensive, answering customer questions and, er, wearing a red nose.
Friday 10 January 2014
DELOITTE’S head of real estate Andy Rothery fell foul of the selfie craze just before Christmas when he unwittingly fell asleep on the train home.
Thursday 09 January 2014
IN A CITY where smiling at someone on the Tube can get you arrested and most are trapped in a cycle of lunch al desko, finding love can sometimes be tricky.
HAPPY DAY
Thursday 09 January 2014
We already know how he feels about a third runway at Heathrow after an inadvertent BBC interview, now the Fonz has integrated into London life even further – receiving the Freedom of the City of London.
Michael Bay in Vegas
Wednesday 08 January 2014
POOR Michael Bay – the Transformers director had a very public meltdown earlier this week when he introduced Samsung’s new 150-inch TV at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show.

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