Professional bean-counting company PwC has appointed its youngest partner of 2013 this week. Thirty-one-year-old technology whizz Umang Paw (pictured) has been hired to head up the firm’s information governance and e-disclosure business.
IT WAS all change for the former Bank of England governor yesterday. Not only did the former Sir Mervyn become Lord King of Lothbury, after being officially introduced in the House of Lords, he also accepted a new job over the pond in America.
SWISS dental heir Thomas Straumann might have been feeling some pangs of nostalgia this weekend, as Aston Martin was showing off 550 of its finest motors at Kensington Palace Gardens, to celebrate turning 100.
As Royal baby watch continues, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his two cents on a potential name: “I've always thought Boris is a nice name for a girl” he tweeted in an online Ask Boris session.
BUSY City workers often employ the services of a concierge to help organise their daily lives. However, one City boy from HSBC has taken hired help to a new level – employing two women to help him propose to his girlfriend.
SIR MERVYN King was continuing to enjoy his retirement yesterday. After being spotted watching the tennis at Wimbledon earlier in the month, the former Bank of England governor was at Lord’s for the first day of the second Ashes Test.
THERE has been a mass exodus in the retailing world lately – with British fashion label Nicole Farhi going into administration last week and two female retail powerhouses bowing out of their high-powered jobs this week.
OIL firm Gulf Keystone Petroleum’s non-executive director Mehdi Varzi has been rather prominent recently after a shareholder revolt last week, when fund manager M&G voiced concerns over pay levels of executives.
FINALLY some good news for in-the-spotlight bank RBS – Imelda O’Neill, the firm’s head of commercial banking support, was crowned winner of the 2013 Women in the City Future Leaders Award at a celebratory breakfast ceremony at Trinity House in the
PINTS after work in the Square Mile on Thursday evening were definitely well deserved – not because of the hot summer sun or a big deal, but because 5,000 of the City’s sportiest were dashing round the closed-off streets in a bid to win the Standa
■ Lawyers are known for their love of reading long documents, and none more so it seems than magic circle firm Linklaters, which is sponsoring the bringing together of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta at the British Library.
WITH the capital experiencing a mini heatwave this week, Canary Wharf workers have been kicking off their shoes and dipping their toes in the 160 tonnes of sand that have been shipped in for the City Beach Volleyball Championships.
READERS may remember Seven Investment Management co-founder Justin Urquhart Stewart as the fund manager who chatted sock colours with the new Bank of England boss Mark Carney on the central line last week, on the Canadian governor’s first day of w
TWO FORMER employees of bankrupt broker Seymour Pierce – former head of equities David McCreadie and serial stockbroker Darryll Warnford-Davis – have both now ended up at Monument Securities, The Capitalist hears.
WITH all the furore surrounding the casual attire of David Cameron and other leaders at the recent G8 summit, The Capitalist was surprised to learn that one pioneering group of financial spinners have taken the dressed down policy of Cameron and c
THE CAPITALIST’S Carney Watch continues as the Bank of England boss has not only set a D-day for the future of women on British bank notes, but has revealed his hand – literally – on his first published letter.
WHILE his replacement Mark Carney was busy penning letters in the City, former governor Sir Mervyn King appeared to be easing himself into retired life yesterday, spending a day watching the tennis at Wimbledon.
The yard of the historic Guildhall will play host today to the City Beerfest, where 25 different ales from some of the country’s best-known breweries will be on tap for thirsty City workers in need of an afternoon pint.