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Michael von Clemm - Cabot Square, Docklands, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.330 W 000° 01.391
30U E 706583 N 5710242
Quick Description: An unassuming memorial to Michael von Clemm in the north west corner of Cabot Square.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 10:58:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMD4FG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The memorial, that stands about two metres (six feet) high is made from Portland stone. On the front is a bronze disc with a left profile of von Clemms head. Beneath this is an inscription that reads:
"Michael von Clemm // (1935 - 1997) // Investment Banker / and founder of / the Euromarkets / whose vision helped / to create this / financial centre".

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Michael Von Clemm was a prominent merchant banker and financier throughout the 1970s , 80s and 90s. He was president of the huge banking corporation Credit Suisse First Boston. He was first introduced to Canary Wharf when it was still largely a derelict port in the 1980s. He saw a vision for the place that was similar to that of the converted warehouses in his native Boston. He was instrumental in the creation of the modern complex, but sadly died before he could see the idea reach actuality.

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Location: Cabot Square north west corner - accessible 24/7/365.

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