BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Richard Buxton, Old Mutual Global

Sitting in a drawer in Richard Buxton's Islington home, there lies an unfinished thesis on John Milton's Paradise Lost. He'd packed in his first job in banking to return to Oxford to write it.

Well read: Old Mutual's Richard Buxton is a fan of classic literatureSitting in a drawer in Richard Buxton's Islington home, there lies an unfinished thesis on John Milton's Paradise Lost.He'd packed in his first job in banking to return to Oxford to write it, but quickly realised that finance had entered his bloodstream.When he decided to quit a year later, his tutor, the esteemed literary don John Carey, told him he was welcome to come back any time and complete it. A glittering City ...