Merrill's Woodthorpe goes on the wagon for charity

The investment bank aims to raise $100,000 to build a language training centre in partnership with Po Leung Kuk and the FCC.

Some commentators are referring to the volatility in the equity markets as a real dieting cure, but for Alex Woodthorpe there will be another incentive altogether to cut his waistline in the coming few months.

Starting from September 1, the 42-year-old head of equity capital markets for the Pacific Rim at Merrill Lynch, who is currently ├┤hovering just below the 100 kilo mark├Â, has committed to abstain from alcohol for 100 days and will also try to return to the...

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