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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.