'He then spent two years as a banker at Robert Fleming before following the family tradition by entering Panmure Gordon; he became a partner before the age of 30. Moving into a flat in Basil Street, Knightsbridge, he threw what a friend described as “endless parties with the most beautiful girls”.'
'Nigel Paul Farage was born in Kent in 1964, one of two sons of a
colourful and hard-drinking City stockbroker. Guy Justus Oscar Farage’s
propensity to mix work with pleasure was clearly influential on the
young Nigel, who followed his father into the City as a highly
remunerated commodities trader. (Andrew, Farage’s younger brother, also
headed to the City, where he still works as a broker on the London Metal
Guy, who became an alcoholic, divorced his wife Barbara when Nigel
was five. But Farage acknowledges his father’s influence: like Guy –
“the best-dressed man in the stock exchange at the time” – Nigel bears
the demeanour and attire of a City gent before the barbarians were
allowed in after the 1986 “Big Bang” reforms.'