The Capitalist is pleased to announce news of the Mayor’s Fund for London and Magic Breakfast’s campaign to provide 5,000 children with free healthy breakfasts.
FOCUS is firmly on the youth of the City this week, with the Lord Mayor Roger Gifford opening up Mansion House over the weekend to host 350 children from London boroughs for a fancy dress party.
ONLY a couple of weeks to go now until PwC brushes away the post-festive cobwebs with the highlight of every drag-loving accountants calendar – the 27th annual Christmas cross-dressing pantomime.
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CAPTAIN of Leicestershire County Cricket Club and former England player Matthew Hoggard recently did his best to bowl over Global Payments’ London office, as part of a work placement initiative to help cricketers gain business skills.
IT has been hard to avoid the stories about the making of Rivendell, the fictional Hobbit colony out in New Zealand. But here is a current construction that leaves the film village looking elf-like in comparison.
NOW that Movember has moved on and Stoptober has passed, Cancer Research UK is challenging thirsty City folk to go dry during January.
PRIVATE bank Coutts finished 2012 by writing one very large cheque – having raised over £50,000 for the London Air Ambulance charity in the last 12 months.
TO usher in a New Year in the City, men’s style bible GQ has compiled a list of 10 best-dressed businessmen for 2013.
THE Capitalist wonders just how many City stockings were stuffed on Christmas morning with copies of financial board game Market Meltdown?
THE LAWYER to foodie career move must be a relatively uncommon one, or so The Capitalist thought.
Visitors at the City’s Heron Tower cannot miss the giant fish tank residing in the lobby. The aquarium is the largest privately owned one of its kind in Britain, and home to 67 different species of fish.
A DISTURBING Christmas survey from NPW, the supplier of impulse purchase products to high street stores such as John Lewis and Paperchase.
COMMUTERS hailing cabs around Liverpool Street station should keep an eye out for Broadgate’s ice taxi that has been cruising around the City.
FORMER City worker and founder of Chemist Direct Mitesh Soma has created an antidote to the dreaded holiday hangover – his and hers Christmas party survival kits.
One of Deloitte’s self-styled Social Innovation Pioneers, the ethical retailer Pants to Poverty, has opened a pop-up shop in Sloane Square for the Christmas period.
BUDGET Irish airline Ryanair has announced that head of communications Stephen McNamara is resigning after four years of “being battered and abused by Michael O’Leary on one side and the European media on the other”.
IN addition to the Christmas lights shining around Canary Wharf, a 15ft high menorah has been installed in the gardens of Jubilee Park.
READERS may remember The Capitalist reported not so long ago on Jannick Malling, the young founder of online trading platform Tradable, who picked up a gong for Most Innovative Financial Company at the Forex Magnates Summit last month.
THIS evening sees the launch of Michael Crawshaw’s thriller novel To Make A Killing, at the London Capital Club.
TO The Savoy on Wednesday evening, for one of the final awards dos in The Capitalist’s diary before the Square Mile goes into hibernation for the festive period.
WHEN they weren’t making insightful observations on the state of the UK’s financial regulation yesterday, The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh seemed to enjoy the rest of their visit to the vaults of the Bank of England yesterday
BROWSING the pages of the January issue of Wired magazine, The Capitalist stumbled across a pen–chewing piece of research by stockmarket trader turned neuroscientist, John Coates.
DESPITE Jack Frost nipping at their heels, 200 leaping lords and dancing ladies donned costumes for a sponsored dash around Canary Wharf yesterday lunchtime.
STAFF at the Guildhall, the City’s historic headquarters, are under the cosh to chase up errant businesses in the Square Mile which, despite several reminders, still haven’t filled in their registration forms to vote in the forthcoming local elect
A TRADER over at Citi clearly hasn’t heeded The Capitalist’s recent warning about office Christmas party hijinks, which result in one in ten festive revellers being disciplined at work the next day.
TIS the season for the annual office Christmas party. Never an event to miss, and especially so for the employees of one particular City hedge fund, who will be pleasantly surprised when they sit down to their Christmas lunch this year.
THE LATEST offering from the money team at the British Museum, Bubbles and Bankruptcy, is a exhibitional journey through financial crises in Britain since the first stock bubbles of 1700 to the fiscal woes of present.
THE official 12 days of Christmas may not start until 25 December itself, but hundreds of Canary Wharf workers will be getting in the spirit a little early by taking part in a festive run around the Docklands this Wednesday.
MORE than 3,500 Olympic volunteers donned familiar pink uniforms for a Christmas concert in Trafalgar Square this weekend, organised by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
‘TIS the season and alongside mince pies, carols and tinsel, charity trading days are fast becoming the traditional way to celebrate Christmas in the Square Mile.
HORSE racing and music concerts may be par for the course these days, but there was not too long ago when they were deemed unlikely bedfellows.
IT is not everyday on a lunchtime stroll down Broadgate that a shark, cowgirl and giant armadillo can be spotted drinking beers outside Icap’s City offices.
A BIG week in the world of mining and monies, with the annual Mines and Money black tie awards dinner being held tonight at the HAC Artillery Garden, rounding off a week of industry conferences.
WELL-KNOWN City commentator Louise Cooper has left BGC Partners and gone solo by starting her own financial consultancy business CooperCity.
LONELY City hearts searching for love this Christmas, look no further than ex-investment banker Salima Manji to play Cupid and gently tug on the heartstrings.
PARALYMPIAN David Weir was awarded the Freedom of the City of London yesterday in a ceremony at the Guildhall.
AT the start of last month, The Capitalist challenged readers to send in their scariest and hairiest upper lip specimens to take part in City A.M’s very own Movember contest.
ROLL up, roll up to the Bloomsbury Big Top. The central London circus tent was the venue for the Institute for Turnaround (IFT) annual awards do.
TO the Marriott in Grosvenor Square for the 14th annual Growing Business Awards this week.
The ceremony was held to celebrate Britain’s brightest business minds, and in the spirit of 2012 was hosted by a British Olympian, Steve Cram.
SOME of the City’s best-respected women flocked to One Marylebone on Wednesday, to enjoy a slap-up lunch and give themselves a well deserved pat on the back.
TO Ranald MacDonald’s Boisdale restaurant for the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards 2012.
EX–MORGAN Stanley investment banker Tobias Kormind imagined he would be leaving his City colleagues behind when he departed from the world of finance to co-found bespoke Mayfair jewellers 77 Diamonds.
MASSES of Mos of all shapes and sizes have been terrorising The Capitalist’s inbox this week.
LOYAL readers will remember that The Capitalist reported last month on five sparring solicitors from DLA Piper, Clyde & Co and SJ Berwin clubbing together to compete in a black tie charity boxing match near St Paul’s.
FOLLOWING the announcement yesterday that Canadian candidate Mark Carney is the new chosen one at the Bank of England, bookies have wasted no time in setting odds on his reign as governor.
LAST Thursday night saw the City’s best lawyers get the weekend off to a traditional early start as Legal Week magazine invited them to Old Billingsgate Market to celebrate the British Legal Awards 2012.
THREE City boys and former army officers – Ed Janvrin, consultant at PwC, Alex Mackenzie, consultant at McKinney Rogers and Will Dixon, business manager at Barclays – stripped off their suits to row across the Atlantic in aid of charity Row2Recove
TO the refined setting of the Mansion House for the Guinness and Oyster Luncheon yesterday.
FORMER Deloitte partner and ex-BAA chief financial officer Margaret Ewing picked up the outstanding industry contribution gong at the British Accountancy Awards in Billingsgate on Wednesday night.