Portraits

Fritz Mannheimer – stockbroker of peace

The German-born Jewish emigré found riches as a clever banker in inter-war Amsterdam. He was soon to find a higher purpose for his accounting skills: the fight against fascism in Europe.

The cult of Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme was an unlikely seventeenth-century mystic, but his visionary imaginings of the world struck a chord with followers far and wide – and his work has much to offer today.

George Kennedy Young: Banker, Writer, Soldier, Spy

Over a remarkable and tempestuous career, George Kennedy Young rose to become Deputy Director of MI6 at the height of Britain’s Cold War. But his evermore extreme ideology prevented him from reaching the top.

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