What costume did you choose for last night’s Zoom Halloween drinks? Dracula? Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street? Morticia from The Addams Family?
Perhaps you should have gone for Lex Greensill, the Australian financier with a ghoulish proclivity for helping the steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta spin his financial spiders’ webs. Greensill’s eponymous supply-chain finance firm may count David Cameron as an adviser and Japanese giant SoftBank as its backer, but its reputation has scared off big accountants Deloitte and KPMG, as well as the challenger BDO. They have declined to become its auditor ahead of a possible float, the Financial Times said last week — despite a rumoured $1m-a-year fee.
Greensill played a central role in the 2018 scandal in which