The Capitalist

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.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
IT’S HARD to imagine a time when it wasn’t around, but believe it or not today marks the 25th birthday of the internet.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
A NEW day has dawned and with it, the second day of international property wonder-fest Mipim, as yesterday saw real estate bods from all over the world descend on Cannes and its famous Promenade de la Croisette.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
TODAY marks the start of the horsey-betting-booze fest that is Cheltenham. One City figure who is unlikely to miss a day is former Barclays executive Rich Ricci who has got no fewer than six horses running this week.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
PORK was well and truly off the menu for the star-studded crowd at Tracy Worcester’s “Pig Pledge” event at No 41 in Mayfair last night.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
THE GHERKIN was taken over by film crews yesterday, as a movie starring Kelsey Grammer (yes, Frasier) chose the Sky News studio as one of its backdrops. Why?
Monday 10 March 2014
ALL EYES were on England cricket captain Alastair Cook at the Unibet Long Sporting Lunch, hosted by City A.M. and MBN events at Chiswell St Brewery on Friday.
Monday 10 March 2014
SMARTLY sartorial Whistles CEO Jane Shepherdson is in the news; she’s been shortlisted for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award and banging the drum for women on boards. But her dress sense hasn’t always been so slick.
Monday 10 March 2014
Senior Partner at KPMG Kevin Smith 1 Kevin used to be a drugs officer in HMRC - he joined as a junior and “went straight into the drugs cruise.” He used to take boats to pieces and put them back together again to try and find drugs.
Friday 07 March 2014
THE GONGS were flying at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night for the PwC Plc Awards.
Friday 07 March 2014
...THE LIST IN FULL COMPANY OF THE YEAR Xaar ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR Julian Dunkerton, Supergroup NEW COMPANY OF THE YEAR Merlin Entertainments TURNAROUND OF THE YEAR Thomas Cook Group
Thursday 06 March 2014
MEMBERS of the newly launched Golden Network, a new community aimed at the finance industry, galvanised their support last night when it put on a Hennessy Cognac tasting at McQueen in Shoreditch.
Thursday 06 March 2014
THERE must have been something in the air yesterday, not one but two business leaders made baffling analogies in their statements to the press.
Thursday 06 March 2014
EVERYONE from the City’s gossips to its financial historians have been treated with an exciting news titbit.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
SOME of the City’s bankers are jetting off to sunny Madrid today for the launch of the European Diversity Awards.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
COULD Microsoft’s former chief executive Steve Ballmer be destined to remain forever in the shadow of the tech giant’s illustrious founder Bill Gates?
Wednesday 05 March 2014
STOCKS of crisps at the Sainsbury’s Local next to the supermarket’s Holborn HQ are likely to be more bountiful than usual from today, as it turns out chief executive Justin King has given up crisps for Lent.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
THE CITY’S historic Livery Companies gathered at Guildhall yesterday for the annual Poulters Company Pancake Race. Dressed in their fur-lined robes, topped with chef hats and armed with frying pans they raced.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
DUST off your sieves and practice your frying pan skills, it’s Pancake Tuesday. Whether you’re getting ready for Lent or you’re just a fan of pancakes (like us) – today is the day to get “battered”.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
ANYONE passing through King’s Cross Station yesterday might have been surprised to see David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond (Irn-Bru in hand) larking around like a couple of besties.

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