The Subject of the Meeting will be: Everything you wanted to know about the City … but were too afraid to ask
Chris Skinner, Chairman of The Financial Services Club and author of Are Bankers Good or Bad for Society? , will chair the meeting.
(The cost for non members is £95 plus vat and is reimbursed in the event of the attendee subsequently becoming a member.)
Geraint Anderson is the bestselling author of Cityboy, which sold over 200,000 copies, after a successful career working for various banks in the City. Geraint will tell us the inside track on how investment banking really works and attendees will also receive a copy of his latest masterpiece:Payback Time.
Payback Time tells the story of Cityboy Steve Jones, who is outraged when Bridget is found dead after being fired by her bank. Everyone thinks she committed suicide, but Steve does not and so he and five City workmates decide to take revenge. They hatch an ingenious plan to sabotage her firm and succeed in bringing it to its knees. After wildly celebrating their success, Bridget's boyfriend Fergus insists they take down a much more prominent bank. But soon the gang are being targeted by the police and financial regulators. There must be a rat in their midst but, if so, who? Steve investigates and digging deeper realises he could be on the trail of a murderer. Suddenly there's a distinct possibility that an even bigger revenge is being planned and this time the pay back is heading in his direction...
Geraint Anderson began his career as a utilities analyst, composing models of publicly listed companies. In 1997 he moved to Société Générale, and in 1999 to Commerzbank. In 2000, Anderson joined Dresdner Kleinwort and was named top stock-picker two years running, appointed joint team leader of the utilities research team, and the team became number two in the utilities sector with Anderson personally judged the fourth highest-ranked analyst (out of around 100).
Anderson started writing his City Boy column in the third quarter of 2006 for thelondonpaper, which became a popular piece with some readers of the newly launched free newspaper. On 18 June 2008, it was revealed that Anderson was the columnist City Boy of thelondonpaper and the following week he published his first book: Cityboy: Beer And Loathing In The Square Mile.
The session will be followed by drinks, canapés and networking.
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