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.
FINANCIAL Fair play (FFP) has been big news of late. It’s splitting opinions across Europe and with this in mind City A.M. held a lively roundtable last night, bringing together some experts together to discuss the contentious topic.
VETERAN fund manager Patrick Evershed is off to Birmingham Town Hall today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Eversheds, one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, by his grandfather Edward.
NOT MANY building projects can boast being built on the 1,800 year old nesting place of a sculpted Roman eagle, but the Minories development near Tower Bridge can do just that – as we found out in October of last year when they discovered the art
HOT ON the heels of the Chelsea preview night, Bell Pottinger yesterday threw another City shindig, pulling Centrica’s Sam Laidlaw and hedge fund legend Sir Michael Hintze back onto the tiles for the second night in a row (although they both shot
ANYONE using one of Barclays’ ATMs come the last week in June could be in for a colourful surprise. The bank has announced it’ll be sponsoring the Pride in London festival again this year, becoming headline sponsor for the first time.
HAVING ex-rugby player Alastair Lukies as your founder and counting ex-pros such as Matt Perry as employees makes for a formidable corporate rugby team, as Monitise proved by winning the O2 Touch Rugby challenge at Twickenham last week.
YOU WOULD perhaps presume that RBS would want to keep schtum about its getting sued over the 2008 rights issue, but its chairman Sir Philip Hampton did quite the opposite at the Wincott Foundation Award luncheon at Guildhall yesterday.
MERGERS, as we all know, can go horribly wrong. Just look at the recent mega-merger that never was, between Omnicom and Publicis.
With Dixons and Carphone Warehouse’s jubilant nuptials announced yesterday, should Dixons chief exec
ANYONE strolling past the Lloyd’s of London building yesterday would have been intrigued by more than Richard Rogers’ striking architecture. Scores of the insurance hub’s staff were pouring over the edge of the building.
LABOUR MP Adrian Bailey likes metaphors. He likes them so much, he risked causing mass confusion yesterday by asking Pfizer chief Ian Read which animal his firm was, during the select committee’s first meeting with the pharma giant.
HARRIET Green’s trophy case will be struggling to support yet another gong this morning following last night’s Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award ceremony, with the Thomas Cook chief taking the top prize at the glitzy event at Claridge’s.
IT’S HARDLY news that the City enjoys the odd glass of wine (or five) but as the UK gets ready to celebrate the launch of its biggest purpose built winery, Rathfinny Estate (owned and run by an ex-hedgie), it’s hard not to notice the number of fin
ANYONE debating whether or not new Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye has the energy, or indeed the innovative spirit, to lead Britain’s biggest airport into its next phase can rest assured, he’s got both in bucket loads.
HE MAY have officially left the company at the end of March but Diageo’s veteran PR man Ian Wright only got around to having his farewell soiree this week (it would be a sin not to demand a party at a global drinks giant, surely).
MARIO Draghi’s numero uno press man Michael Steen caused a storm on Twitter yesterday by posting a photograph of his boss ahead of a European Central Bank policy decision meeting, because it revealed the colour of his tie ahead of time.
NOT TO be outdone by hedge fund boss Guy Hands (who has just announced he’s donating £2m towards the construction of Mansfield College, Oxford’s new Love Lane Building) Sir Michael Hintze, chief exec of hedge fund CQS, has announced he’s donating
IF ANYONE was going to get an invite to sleep in the Shangri La following its grand opening yesterday, you’d think it would be Boris Johnson, given his unwavering support of what he dubs the “intergalactic spear” (the Shard to you and I) – but it
NO SOONER had the dragons and indeed Boris left the Shard, a wholly different crowd descended upon it: London’s taxi drivers, who staged a disruptive protest over TfL’s failure to give them a taxi rank outside the Shard’s revolving doors.
ASIDE from the odd pot shot from Boris Johnson, the relationship between the capital and our French cousins has been quite good of late and those hoping to keep it that way might be keen to avert French eyes from the latest blog post from Miles Da
DURING a quiet moment at the Lloyd’s of London insurance market yesterday, former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss (L) gave some cricket tips to Mark Stephenson (M) and Sean Rocks (R) from Liberty Specialty Insurance.
BATTERSEA Power Station might be more synonymous with Pink Floyd than their contemporary Elton John, but it was the Rocket Man himself who shook the station’s four pillars last night as celebrities, London’s property heavies and potential resident
ANYONE walking through Camden, on any given day, should expect to see weird and wonderful things but people strolling along its canal yesterday morning would have got an eye-full – of toys. Giant ones. Staging a princess rescue. Natch.