Lutyens Restaurant with Donald Brydon CBE, chairman Royal Mail Group

Donald Brydon Royal Mail
By Andrew Capon
25 Jun 2014

When Reuters was the last big news organisation to leave Fleet Street in 2005, vacating the building now occupied by Lutyens, a service was held in nearby St Bride’s Church. Mutual convenience dictated the location of our lunch, but the irony was not lost on me as I made my way to the restaurant. It is all but impossible to imagine my guest Donald Brydon wallowing in the sentimentalism of hacks mourning the glory days of the Street of Shame. He has always looked forward.

In 1995, when our long but intermittent acquaintance began, Brydon was the driving force behind Barclays' acquisition of US index powerhouse Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors. It remains one of the most transformational deals ever done in the asset management business. Wind the clock forward to October 2013 ...

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