Insider story of the day
Thomas Ammann, a 39 year old German, who worked at Mizuho in London is on trial for insider trading in shares in Oce, a Dutch printing company, on whose takeover he was working. He was having affairs with two women (who were unaware of each other's existence). He met Christina Weckworth, 44, a divorcee living in Frankfurt, through an internet dating agency. She invested E1m of her E1.7m divorce settlement in Oce, doubled her money and gave half the profit to Ammann. He met Jessica Mang, a 30 year old chiropracter, in a nightclub. She borrowed money from her mother and on credit cards to invest in Oce and made £60,000, half of which she gave to Ammann. The sentence has yet to be given.