The Capitalist

Prince William is taking the steps to protect his brand
Monday 20 January 2014
WHEN it comes to getting inspiration from the royal family, the top things on your list would probably be wedding dresses, the quickest route to Balmoral if your helicopter is out of juice and how to get paint off one’s Rolls-Royce – and business
City lawyers will have to swot up on their musical knowledge ahead of next month’s charity quiz
Monday 20 January 2014
SOME of the City’s lawyers and barristers will be hanging up their cloaks and wigs on Wednesday 5 February as they take part in Kain Knight’s charity quiz night in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Monday 20 January 2014
Chief executive of Oppenheimer Europe Max Lami
Friday 17 January 2014
DUSTING off your salopettes and brushing up on your economic theory?
Friday 17 January 2014
SIR HOWARD Davies, the UK’s chief runway picker, rose an unlikely chortle at a Runways UK event yesterday in Tower Hill.
DiCaprio is tipped for Oscarglory for his performance
Thursday 16 January 2014
LEONARDO DiCaprio is hitting our big screens this weekend in what is tipped to be the most memorable portrayal of a City bigwig since Michael Douglas brought us Gordon Gekko.
Thursday 16 January 2014
CHAMPAGNE corks can probably still be heard popping from Phones4U founder John Caudwell’s house.
Thursday 16 January 2014
A CLASSIC case of mistaken identity was welcome news for a little known US-listed company called Nestor on Tuesday when its stock rocketed 1,900 per cent, having been confused for Google’s latest acquisition Nest.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
HOW MANY gym memberships do you have? It’s not a question The Capitalist is used to hearing, but if you work in a hedge fund, it’s apparently something you need to think about.
Andy Woodfield
Wednesday 15 January 2014
THE CITY hasn’t always been a place praised for its diversity but thanks to the Out in the City/G3 Readers Awards, it’s proven itself to be more inclusive than you might think.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
EVERYONE knows that your language can hold you back in the workplace, but this usually just means you shouldn’t be swearing like a trooper or excessively using slang, yo.
Suntory has continued the Japanese taste for all things western
Tuesday 14 January 2014
WE LOVE a bit of sushi in the City, sipping sake at the top of the Heron Tower or sampling the latest sashimi in Roka – but it looks like our friends in Japan have reciprocated and developed a taste for all things western, snapping up British and
Monday 13 January 2014
CAN YOU remember what 1993 tasted like? Well, if you’re curious, Blur bassist-cum-cheese wizard Alex James has applied to trademark a new drink – called Britpop.
Monday 13 January 2014
Chief exec of ACPI Investment Managers Brett Lankester
Monday 13 January 2014
CITY revellers searching for a historical tipple can now add another venue to their hit list.
O’Leary tweeted this pic, poised at his desk
Friday 10 January 2014
THE ARTIST known as #MOL hit Twitter once more yesterday as Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary continued his charm offensive, answering customer questions and, er, wearing a red nose.
Friday 10 January 2014
DELOITTE’S head of real estate Andy Rothery fell foul of the selfie craze just before Christmas when he unwittingly fell asleep on the train home.
Thursday 09 January 2014
IN A CITY where smiling at someone on the Tube can get you arrested and most are trapped in a cycle of lunch al desko, finding love can sometimes be tricky.
HAPPY DAY
Thursday 09 January 2014
We already know how he feels about a third runway at Heathrow after an inadvertent BBC interview, now the Fonz has integrated into London life even further – receiving the Freedom of the City of London.
Michael Bay in Vegas
Wednesday 08 January 2014
POOR Michael Bay – the Transformers director had a very public meltdown earlier this week when he introduced Samsung’s new 150-inch TV at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show.
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.

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