The Secrets Of The London City

The Secrets Of The London City

Geraint Anderson (born 1972 in Notting Hill, London), is a former City of London utilities sector analyst, and newspaper columnist, best known for his City Boy column in thelondonpaper. Anderson was educated at Fox School in Notting Hill and Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. Taking a gap year in Asia, Anderson says he lived the hippy life and smoked dope. He then undertook a degree in history at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, and then an MA in revolutions at Sussex University, before heading back to Goa to plan a trading based lifestyle in trinkets.However, his parents were not pleased, and so his older brother Hugh who worked as fund manager with Dutch investment bank ABN Amro arranged an interview in 1996. Anderson was resultantly employed as a utilities analyst, composing models of publicly listed companies. Within five years, his salary had jumped from £24,000 to £120,000; his first three years of bonuses: £14,000; £55,000 and £140,000. In 1997 he moved to Société Générale, and in 1999 to Commerzbank.
In 2000 Anderson joined Dresdner Kleinwort. Named top stock-picker two years running, appointed joint team leader of the utilities research team, the team becomes number two in the utilities sector and Anderson is 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. The following week he published his first book: Cityboy: Beer And Loathing In The Square Mile. A second book Cityboy: 50 Ways to Survive the Crunch was published in November 2008.

Added on: May 31st, 2012

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