Wells Street Journal: The fun stops here

In Blighty we have the full English breakfast. Over the pond a Prairie oyster – a shot of raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and paper – does the trick. While in Mongolia a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice is the preferred remedy.

These are all, of course, tried and tested hangover cures passed down the centuries from old wife to old wife.

A lesser known tactic, though no less scientifically proven, is the financial services conference. At least that is what the Wells Street Journal assumes is the logic behind the New Year’s Resolution Show.

The conference, which promises to help attendees meet self-improvement goals and “be more of who you really are”, begins at 9.30am sharp on 1 January 2016.

Jargon-filled seminars can test the concentration of even the most focused advisers but hours after the biggest party of the year?

The Wells Street Journal can only assume the folk behind the show have discovered a miracle cure to humanity’s greatest curse.

Either that or renting a room at Islington’s Business Design Centre is so unpopular the owners are paying firms to book space on the least popular day of the year.

A financial industry PR guru says: “I’ve done some of the toughest challenges going. I’ve sold snow to the eskimos, sand to the Arabs and a sense of humour to the FCA but this is on a completely different level.”