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The City is saying goodbye to one of its most enthusiastic bon viveurs, Mike Unsworth of Smith New Court. Formerly head of research and, until today, head of European Capital Markets, he is off to Hong Kong to help run the SNC office there.

"He will will be bitterly missed," sobbed Lauren Monnier, assistant manager at the Bleeding Heart restaurant opposite SNC's Farringdon headquarters.

"He comes here three or four times a week and has become like one of the family." Mr Unsworth says he will miss his favourite drinking hole - "but I've checked out the Hong Kong hotspots and they come up to scratch." He will also miss his three-year-old, racing-green Lotus Elan, formerly owned by Tommy Steele. Potential purchasers should call 071-772 1582.