The Capitalist

The Sunseeker 115 moored outside the ExCel as the City looks on. Yours for just £16.5m
Wednesday 08 January 2014
FOR THOSE City folk with a spare million or five burning a hole in their pocket, the London Boat Show has floated into town, mooring up at the ExCel centre.
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Nick Clegg got an unfortunate 47th birthday present from Boris Johnson yesterday when the mayor implied that the deputy PM was little more than David Cameron’s condom.
Boris is getting behind London’s menswear. Well, kind of
Tuesday 07 January 2014
BORIS Johnson has been looking for something. No, not a hairbrush, but London’s most stylish postcode – to celebrate London Collections: Men, the menswear answer to London Fashion Week, which launched yesterday.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Olympic silver medalist Rob Williams has revealed he has his sights on gold, but not in the way you might imagine.
Simon Lewis OBE is now extra proud of his north London roots
Monday 06 January 2014
THE NEW Year’s Honours List of OBEs, CBEs, Knighthoods and everything in-between contains more decorations than Claridge’s Christmas Tree, and this year the City had a number of notable inclusions.
Monday 06 January 2014
Silicon Valley Bank’s UK chief executive PHIL COX
Monday 06 January 2014
Those of you reaping the (un)happy rewards of a Christmas spent gorging on chocolates and mince pies will be delighted to hear you can burn an average of 324 calories each day simply by going to work.
Hedge fund industry figures enjoy the music and mingling at Steam & Rye on Leadenhall St
Friday 20 December 2013
ALONG with mince pies and Christmas jumpers, the festive season also brings with it a sack full of networking opportunities and yesterday The Capitalist hotfooted it along to HedgeBrunch, an opportunity for the alternative investment industry to q
Mark Carney
Friday 20 December 2013
Six of these stories happened in 2013, six didn’t - can you spot the real ones? 1 Ex-Goldman Sachs-er “Fabulous” Fabrice Tourre pulled out a love letter as part of his defence during his trial in New York.
Friday 20 December 2013
Need help getting home after that Xmas party? Apple announced its top apps of 2013 this week and one of the editor’s picks was London-born travel app Citymapper.
The heady days are over
Thursday 19 December 2013
NO ONE could deny Christmas is in full swing – drunken revellers are falling out of pubs in festive onesies, the Tube has a whiff of Baileys, and Boots has all but sold out of Alka-Seltzer.
Boris Island
Wednesday 18 December 2013
POOR Boris. Sir Howard Davies all but ruled out the chances of his estuary airport hub ever seeing the light of the runway yesterday – describing it as “imaginative” but giving expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick the green light in his report.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
LAST week we revelled in political Christmas cards; the good, the bad and the er, down right weird (yes, you, Godfrey Bloom). Today we bring you corporate Christmas cards US style – in the form of JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon’s card.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
ANDREW Sentance, senior economic adviser to PwC and a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, is well-known for his rock’n’roll take on economics.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
IT’S good to see that a bit of jail time hasn’t stopped friends of Vicky Pryce (Chris Huhne’s ex-wife and member of City A.M.’s shadow MPC) from inviting her to their Christmas festivities.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Monday 16 December 2013
MIKE Ashley is not happy with Adidas, after the German sports company refused from next season to let Ashley’s retail giant Sports Direct sell its replica Chelsea kits – incidentally one of Sports Direct’s bestsellers.
The 1535 Society is aiming to get the City more involved with the Tower of London
Monday 16 December 2013
LONDON has more historical sites than you can shake an A-level text book at, but the chance to be more involved in the capital’s history is a rare thing.
Monday 16 December 2013
Moneycorp chief executive Mark Horgan
Monday 16 December 2013
KPMG is celebrating a 27 per cent jump in UK profits today but The Capitalist can’t help but wonder if chairman Simon Collins might be disappointed with his £2.4m pay  package, after spotting him moonlighting as a barista in the firm’s cafe on Fri
Friday 13 December 2013
Avid readers of The Capitalist might remember the Fiscal Cliff economist rock song we brought to your attention during the summer.
Friday 13 December 2013
PRINCE Harry and his team are due to arrive at the South Pole this afternoon having braved the Antarctic extremes to raise money for Walking With The Wounded. But the push to support ex-servicemen and women doesn’t end there.
Forget red braces, on Tuesday night the City was all about the red suits and hats
Thursday 12 December 2013
COMMUTERS in the City were treated to a rare spectacle on Tuesday night as hundreds of City workers pulled on red suits and took part in the Santa Dash running 5k for Brainwave.
Thursday 12 December 2013
STREET food has evolved from a proliferation of greasy chip vans to the height of gourmet cuisine in a relatively short space of time in the UK.
Thursday 12 December 2013
WHEN we said last week there was a new Red Ed in town, we really didn’t expect Ed Balls to take it so seriously, but it looks like the shadow chancellor is relishing his new moniker – and giving it a festive slant.
Cameron cosies up with Alibaba boss Jack Ma, and some happy-looking Olympic volunteers
Wednesday 11 December 2013
WE ALL love a good selfie. Selfies on a Friday night down the boozer, selfies wearing snazzy outfits, selfies with celebrities.
Wednesday 11 December 2013
THERE was once a time when the only people who sent awkward family-portrait Christmas cards were your second cousins in Wisconsin, but the US tradition has made its way over here – and our politicians love it.
Carney taking on the role of Christmas Present
Tuesday 10 December 2013
OVER in New York yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney was not just extolling the recovery of the British economy – he also took the opportunity to peddle some of the UK’s classical literature to the yanks.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
WE’RE all for healthy competition between nations, so with the Olympics a distant memory, The Capitalist thought it would pitch governmental Christmas trees against each other.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Another Dragons’ Den reject rises to the top - with two ex-City boys riding high. Recipe box delivery startup Gousto has just closed a $2m investment, led by MMC Ventures.
The race is off for Prince Harry but his team is still heading for the pole
Monday 09 December 2013
ADVERSE weather conditions may have slowed Prince Harry’s trek to the South Pole but a UK-based event in support of Walking With The Wounded, backed by City A.M., is still rolling full steam ahead.
Monday 09 December 2013
WE’RE big fans of American imports here in the UK; we’ve adopted Black Friday as though St George himself spent the first Friday after Thanksgiving hunting for discounted iPads, and now we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday too.
Monday 09 December 2013
Monday 09 December 2013
In a new regular feature The Capitalist brings you fascinating facts about City bigwigs. First up, Shawbrook Bank CEO Ian Henderson.  
Doghouse: Lola visits Number 10
Friday 06 December 2013
SO GEORGE’S Autumn Statement tie was green.
Friday 06 December 2013
MOVE over Miliband, there’s a new Red Ed in town. The shadow chancellor’s frustrations at George Osborne’s “good news” on the economy, were played out on his face when he addressed the House of Commons after yesterday’s Autumn Statement.
Friday 06 December 2013
GET YOUR secret Santa pressies ready and start crafting those turkey vol-au-vents; ‘tis the season for Christmas parties.
Friday 06 December 2013
Some of east London’s fashionistas ventured down to Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink on Wednesday night for the launch of a new, swish Heineken bottle.
Thursday 05 December 2013
WELCOME to the lighter side of the Autumn Statement. For those who aren’t satisfied simply listening to Osborne talk tax – this is the page for you.
Thursday 05 December 2013
AUTUMN STATEMENT BINGO “Squeezed middle” Not a reference to Osborne’s waistline... “Pasty” The baked snack targeted for tax until Osborne did a U-turn
Thursday 05 December 2013
1 IT’S not actually in Autumn. In fact it’s in winter. It used to be in November, sort of justifying its title, but since 2003 it has taken place in December.
Icap boss Michael Spencer takes to the phones with Cheryl Cole
Wednesday 04 December 2013
WITHIN a few minutes of walking through the doors of Icap yesterday The Capitalist had run into a pack of rowdy pirates, walked past a “Broking Bad meth lab” and watched a conga line of gladiators snake its way through the famous trading floor – t
Wednesday 04 December 2013
PRUDENTIAL boss Tidjane Thiam sent a pretty overt message to his French countrymen when he accepted his Grand Prix de l’Economie award last week.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
With Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, Tim Cook is clearly enjoying a touch of retail therapy in the lead up to Christmas. The Capitalist thought it would be fun to try to second guess what else might be on Cook’s list.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
SO, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, is getting into the drone game.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
SENTIMENTAL fans of the old fashioned phone book weren’t the only ones mourning the demise of Hibu, née Yellow Pages – chairman Bob Wigley, who fought pretty hard to save the ailing company, must have also been saddened to see it go into administr
MOSSY CHRISTMAS
Tuesday 03 December 2013
ANY HEDGIES strolling out of their Mayfair offices last night may have been greeted by the festive site of racing legend Sir Stirling Moss switching on the Christmas lights at Shepherd Market.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The Capitalist would like to congratulate the winner of our Movember competition – Steven Farley of Majedie Asset Management. We love his two-tone mo, although apparently, it was supposed to be red, white and blue.

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