The Capitalist

David Laws
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Vince Cable’s glaring career irony of having written in 2004 that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills should be scrapped was dragged up again yesterday at the Orange Book: 10th Anniversary conference.
London Salesforce Tower
Tuesday 24 June 2014
The renaming process of Heron Tow... we mean Salesforce Tower, reached an important milestone last night, with the renaming ceremony taking place on its 26th floor.
Bowler Hat venue, City of London Festival
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Stock market ceremonies vary from place to place, there are bells, buzzers and countdown orbs, but we’d wager none have ever kicked off a day’s trading with a song – until yesterday.
Bowler Hat venue, City of London Festival
Monday 23 June 2014
Anyone walking through Paternoster Square this morning, be not afraid of the giant millinery planted in the middle.
Gerard Grech
Monday 23 June 2014
Chief executive of Tech City UK Gerard Grech 1 His passion has always been the fusion of art and technology and he was part of the team that launched one of the world’s first smartphones – the Orange SPV – in 2002 .
Friday 20 June 2014
When will they learn? Political parties and Twitter are not comfortable bedmates, unless widespread mockery sends them off to sleep effortlessly.   
Friday 20 June 2014
City A.M. entertains at Royal Ascot, at Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar’s Panoramic restaurant.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
It's not very often that an award winner gets his name read out by a cartoon character, but guests at yesterday’s Thomson Reuters Extel Survey Awards (dubbed the City’s Oscars) were treated to that very s
Pierre Lagrange and Roubi L'Roubi at the launch
Tuesday 17 June 2014
The menswear version of fashion week, London Collections: Men SS 2015 was rocking Savile Row last night – pulling the capital’s chicest crowds, including the hedge fund industry’s most fashionable figure, Pierre Legrange.   
Monday 16 June 2014
The bad luck associated with Friday 13th steered clear of The Dorchester for the recent Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) annual awards ­– with winners Marion Leslie, a managing director of Thomson Reuters, Helen Cooper, senior manager at KPMG a
Monday 16 June 2014
Cycling from Melbourne to Sydney with the match ball between the Lions’ 2nd and 3rd test matches last year wasn’t quite enough for the team behind Ride of the Lions – the intrepid crew of ex-Lions rugby players wanted to do it again this year (but
Monday 16 June 2014
Chief executive of Level39 Eric Van der Kleij 1 He invented the online process of “web call back”, leaving your number on a website for someone to call you back, while struggling to buy flowers for his wife online.
Sam Smith
Friday 13 June 2014
“It’s a refreshing change to look out at a room full of women,” Katja Hall, deputy director- general of the CBI, told the crowd at the Lloyds-sponsored First Women Awards last night.
Friday 13 June 2014
Mark Carney’s adventurous side came out at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers last night in Mansion House.
Thursday 12 June 2014
The City descended on legendary music den The 100 Club last night for the second annual Finance Rocks fundraising gig.
Thursday 12 June 2014
London is full of themed restaurants but County Hall might have just become the site of the weirdest one –Izakaya Boris – a casual Japanese eatery for which BoJo is the mascot.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
HAILO may be embroiled in today’s anti-Uber taxi strike but there was no place for app-bashing at last night’s Europas Awards, the annual gong-giving bash for Europe’s tech start-ups.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Ex-England star John Barnes flew in from Singapore yesterday to perform a very special task for Southwark Underground station.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
You might think the son of high flying City name Ashley Silverton, divisional director at wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin, would follow in his father’s footsteps into the City – but it seems 21-year-old Ollie Silverton has got other ideas an
Wednesday 11 June 2014
THE mayor of London and former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani put their heads together at Tower 42 yesterday, where they both met with the winners of London Count on Us primary school maths challenge.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
IT WAS a night of epic entrances at the EY Global Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at the weekend, with each country’s entrepreneur strutting to the stage to their own personal entrance song (all 60 of them).
The welcometothe.uk sign at Heathrow
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Flyers arriving at Heathrow who’ve been wondering if someone’s made a rather giant typo will today find out why a massive “welcometothe.uk” sign greets them on Heathrow’s lawn, as .uk becomes a domain.   
Monday 09 June 2014
AN UNLIKELY velodrome sprang up around Smithfield’s meat market on Friday night as the area prepared for its annual Nocturne races, sponsored by Jupiter.
Monday 09 June 2014
PwC UK head of insurance Jonathan Howe
Monday 09 June 2014
GLORIOUS weather added to the joys of finals day at Chestertons Polo in the Park – drawing a record crowd at Hurlingham on Sunday. While City A.M.’s own Team London didn’t make the finals, it was a thrilling finish.
Saturday 07 June 2014
THE SUN came out to meet the millenary yesterday as Investec Epsom Ladies Day got underway.
Friday 06 June 2014
THE BIDDING is afoot – multi-millionaire fund manager Jim Mellon is currently being auctioned off on eBay. Well, lunch with him, at least.
Friday 06 June 2014
THE SHARD had its second brush with death in as many weeks yesterday, as smoke caused the building to be evacuated exactly two weeks after it was struck by fork lightning.
Friday 06 June 2014
FACEBOOK lost against Funding Circle in the final of last night’s Ping Pong Fight Club, an event bringing together London’s more hand-eye co-ordinated tech companies, just off Brick Lane.
Thursday 05 June 2014
WHAT do you do when you need to clearly communicate dense fiscal research to the masses? Employ Lego, of course!
Thursday 05 June 2014
VISA Europe’s chief risk officer Valerie Dias was taken by surprise in winning the Finance Award at the Asian Women of Achievement awards at Park Lane’s Hilton last night, saying she was surprised to even be nominated.
Thursday 05 June 2014
Polo in the Park’s Chukka Friday – dubbed London’s summer office party – is tomorrow. If you fancy taking in the action at The Hurlingham Club with your buddies, we’re giving one lucky reader a chance to win 10 tickets.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
The Westminster road block ahead of today’s Queen's speech didn’t stop the crowds from attending the Taylor Wimpey Parliamentary Tug of War last night, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
WHY DID the Octopus cross the road? It didn’t. The truck it was on stopped smack bang in the middle of Oxford Street at rush hour. Arf, arf.
Wednesday 04 June 2014
THE WEEKEND’S Investec Derby is racing towards us faster than a rag of newly shod colts.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
FOR ONE City spinner, watching yesterday’s Apple conference was a more emotional experience than for most. Founder of Redleaf Polhill Emma Kane’s 17-year-old son Patrick featured in the opening video sequence for the eagerly awaited tech event.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
NEVER mind the scores of brands owned by Berkshire Hathaway, it turns out Warren Buffett is a more sought after commodity than any of his products.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
FURTHER speculation about whether Vince Cable is being prepped to take the Lib Dem helm from Nick Clegg was stoked today when former Lib Dem special adviser Giles Wilkes tweeted this curious, nay, frightening pop-arty painting.
Monday 02 June 2014
AS AN ex-City spinner you’d imagine Brian Basham’s passions being along the lines of lunches at The Savoy, Bentleys and well-tailored suits (and goodness knows, they probably are) but the veteran PR has revealed a somewhat more esoteric enthusiasm
Monday 02 June 2014
CEO of Hermes Fund Managers Saker Nusseibeh
Friday 30 May 2014
THE CITY’S  budding footballers battled it out yesterday in KennedyPearce’s annual charity footie tournament down in Powerleague London City, Shoreditch.
Friday 30 May 2014
IT WAS an intimate affair for Sammons Associates last night as it held its annual Equity Research Award dinner at 1 Lombard Street.
Friday 30 May 2014
BORIS Johnson had a lofty start to yesterday when he went to launch south London’s new hospital helipad in Tooting.
Thursday 29 May 2014
The Capitalist has been bowled over by the respondents to yesterday’s offer of free tickets to this weekend’s Foodies Festival - a clear indication of gastronomic love in the City.
Thursday 29 May 2014
WHEN it comes to getting your World Cup odds this summer, you’re more likely to head to Ladbrokes or your mate Tommy down the local boozer than banking giant Goldman Sachs, but there’s a chance you’d be better off going with Goldman.
Thursday 29 May 2014
VETERAN City-spinner Brian Basham is back on the scene. The Broad Street Associates legend has launched a crowdfunding firm called ArchOver, aiming to help out cash-strapped SMEs.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
IT SEEMS Harvard academic Kenneth Rogoff has distanced himself from not-so-pernickety Thomas Piketty.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
LAST week’s renaming of Heron Tower (or the artist formerly known as Heron Tower to you and I) to Salesforce Tower London is causing some kerfuffle in the City.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
Gastronomic treats don’t come better than London’s food festivals and this weekend sees the second London leg of one of the capital’s favourites, Foodies Festival (it’s all in the name).
Tuesday 27 May 2014
GOLDEN boy of the bestselling book charts, Thomas Piketty (below), fell from grace somewhat last week, after the FT gave his economic tome Capital in the Twenty First Century a good fisking and found his calculations wanting.

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