The Capitalist

Monday 07 April 2014
The founder and chief executive of Peregrine Communications Anthony Payne
Friday 04 April 2014
The Bank of England published its records yesterday on the hundreds of clerks who were given “war leave” – many of whom returned to Threadneedle Street after 1918.
Friday 04 April 2014
MANAGEMENT consultancy firm Booz & Co, to mark its takeover by accounting giant PwC, is undergoing a rebrand with an unusual new name, Strategy&.
Thursday 03 April 2014
IF YOU’VE got stacks of £50 notes hidden under your floorboards at home, take heed of the Bank of England’s latest hashtag.
Thursday 03 April 2014
CITY FIGURES joined with journalists, campaigners and politicians in Mayfair last night for the Contrarian Prize giving – where human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith walked away with the gong.
Thursday 03 April 2014
The Capitalist hotfooted it over to the Building Centre near Goodge St yesterday for the preview of exhibition “London’s Growing Up.”
Wednesday 02 April 2014
WHEN someone asks you which Tube line you use, they could be enquiring about more than just how close you get squeezed into other people’s armpits and how frequently you’re serviced with a carriage.
Wednesday 02 April 2014
MARTIN Williams has been MD of Gaucho for nine years. His face was seen so regularly at the restaurants some dubbed him Mr Gaucho. But he’ll have to relinquish his moniker because after almost a decade he’s moving on.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
HAPPY April Fools’ day folks – the day the public is invited to fall for spurious headlines like teenagers fall for One Direction’s Harry Styles. And indeed, today’s news is littered with eyebrow raising stories.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
ATTENDEES of the Eurofi High Level Summit in Athens were impressed yesterday to see how quickly the university lifestyle had affected former Bank of England deputy Sir Paul Tucker.
Monday 31 March 2014
THE FOUNDER of foreign exchange consultancy IFX, Nick Williams, has just enjoyed a triumphant weekend down by Canary Wharf – although his success had little to do with currency fluctuations.
Monday 31 March 2014
COMMUTERS leaving Old Street station could soon have an early indicator of the mood in their office, thanks to a new installation revealed today.
Monday 31 March 2014
EY partner Maryam Hussain
Friday 28 March 2014
The Capitalist stands corrected. Yesterday we said the City was close to its first official rock band but it seems rock has in fact been around in the City for sometime.
Friday 28 March 2014
LONDON’S share price heroes were out in force last night at the KPMG UK Stock Market Awards but there wasn’t a winner in the room that could make as much of an impression as host Gyles Brandreth did as he blustered his way through the gong list.
Friday 28 March 2014
CITY workers passing through Paternoster Square last night were met with the curious sight of camping equipment being prepared inside a steel fence.
Thursday 27 March 2014
ZUCK’S had his wallet out again. Despite telling us he wouldn’t be buying any more companies for a while after Whatsapp, Facebook’s gone and splurged out on Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset company.
Thursday 27 March 2014
WHAT does success smell like? “The sweet smell of success” is one of those cliches that often leaves you wondering if indeed there is a particular odour relating to triumph. Does success smell like the interior of a hand-crafted Rolls-Royce?
Thursday 27 March 2014
WORD reaches The Capitalist that we are but a guitar string away from a fully-fledged City rock band.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, played host to an event called Names not Numbers this week, mixing novelists with journos, academics, actors and er, a paucity of bankers.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
HEDGE-FUND guru Philippe Jabre had a triumphant time on Park Lane last night, putting his Mayfair trading days and regulatory woes far behind him to take three awards at the HedgePo Investors Choice Awards.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
IT JUST ain’t a festival if it doesn’t have a giant inflatable.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
THERE could be some misty eyes over at the CBI’s Centre Point base this week – its staff will be saying goodbye to their home of 30 years and moving to Cannon Street as of next Monday.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
THE LATEST M&S gaggle of leading ladies was revealed yesterday.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
A WINE company set up by a former Icap employee is currently making waves on equity crowdfunding site Seedrs.   
Monday 24 March 2014
SO, JONES Lang LaSalle (JLL) has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Olympic Gold medal-winning cyclist Geraint Thomas.
Monday 24 March 2014
NO ONE could accuse AO.com’s John Roberts of not being down to earth, and by all accounts he’s trying to make sure his kids follow in his grounded footsteps – despite his newly minted £500m post-float fortune. How?
Monday 24 March 2014
MICHAEL Gove proved yesterday that he’s not only elbow deep in education policy, he’s also down with the kids...kind of.
Monday 24 March 2014
GB Group CEO Richard Law    1 Law started out as a coal miner. After leaving school, he followed in the family footsteps by going into coal mining in South Yorkshire.
Friday 21 March 2014
THE BUDGET-related gags still hadn’t run out of steam when the Taxpayers’ Alliance held a briefing on Tufton Street yesterday. Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne kicked things off: “We can go and celebrate, buy 350 beers get one free,” he chortled.
Friday 21 March 2014
WHEN you start a new job, it can be quite difficult to know whether you’re walking into the garden of worklife Eden or the gates of Hades. Unless you’ve got someone on the inside. Lucky you.
Friday 21 March 2014
AN HISTORIC turn of events for the City of London Corporation took place last night, as Labour won its first ever seat at the Square Mile’s council.
Friday 21 March 2014
ASIDE from announcing a swathe of redundancies, Deutsche Bank has also released its annual report this week.
Thursday 20 March 2014
SO HE CAME wearing a blue tie and his newly slimmed-down physique (thanks to the 5:2 diet we hear) but George Osborne garnered most attention at yesterday’s Budget speech with a Magna Carta gag.
Thursday 20 March 2014
THE BUDGET was by no means the biggest event on the political calendar yesterday. Oh no, the Paddy Power sponsored Political Book of the Year Awards took place last night as well and a certain Iron Lady was the winning subject of the night.
Thursday 20 March 2014
IT APPEARS choirmaster Gareth Malone and his financial songbirds from Citi, as featured in BBC’s The Choir, aren’t the only ones to find their voice in the City.
Thursday 20 March 2014
WE ALL know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but we’ve decided free breakfast is very much in vogue.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
AS USUAL, all eyes will be on the House of Commons today for George Osborne’s Budget. But there’s a new tradition emerging that might draw the crowds outside parliament too.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
Jodie named face of the 2014 Investec Derby
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Forget the huge salaries and enormous bonuses - it seems one of the banking giants’ biggest perks may be the boardroom banquet.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
FORMER Pimco chief executive and co-chief information officer Mohamed El- Erian may have left the world’s largest bond giant behind, but it seems the finance whizz has already found a potentially bigger audience.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
IT’S that time again – another chance to play Budget buzzword bingo!
Monday 17 March 2014
LAST year his Budget preparations included a calorie-stacked Byron burger, wolfed down with a side of chips. But Chancellor George Osborne is unlikely to be chomping on fast food as he prepares for Wednesday’s big speech.
Monday 17 March 2014
AFTER battling the galaxy’s most ruthless, evil and soulless creatures, what further terrors are there left for Dr Who to face?
Monday 17 March 2014
Neil Bennett, chief executive of PR group Maitland 1 Neil, City A.M.’s wine columnist and a former journalist, was once photographed for the Times with a lampshade on his head. The shoot was for a feature on DIY.
Friday 14 March 2014
IT WAS a misty start to the day at Cheltenham yesterday, but with champagne corks popping from around 10.30am it was by no means glum.
Friday 14 March 2014
THE RYANAIR Chase gathered almost as much attention as the airline’s chief exec himself yesterday, as Michael O’Leary broke with sartorial tradition (true to form) and entered the parade ring in a beige mac, standing out from his tweed jacketed pe
Thursday 13 March 2014
OUR Mipim spies have brought us more news from the promenades of Cannes.
Thursday 13 March 2014
IF YOU loved Oscar-winning space-epic Gravity and you’re looking for your next dose of the galaxy, we might have just the thing.
Thursday 13 March 2014
THE raw talents of MPs and Peers were flaunted last night as the annual Parliamentary Palace of Varieties, in aid of Macmillan Cancer, descended on Park Lane’s Intercontinental Hotel.

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