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 ôhovering just below the 100 kilo markö, has committed to abstain from alcohol for 100 days and will also try to return to the 76 kilos he sported before joining Merrill Lynch in 1995 û all in the name of charity.

Woodthorpe, who took over his current role at the firm from super fit long distance runner Ian Carton...
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