Obituary: Russell Julius, 1960-2018
A gentleman banker and ECM veteran who embodied an earlier age while embracing the evolution of investment banking
It was the hair you noticed first, as jumbled as a thicket and as untameable. He liked to say it gave him something of the Medusa. Then the voice, excitedly gabbling about deals or bankers – it was usually one or the other. Then the audience, the huddle that would develop around him, catching the thoughts of a man forever fascinated by his work.
Eventually the circle would part wide enough for a newcomer to be admitted. The flow would pause for them to be welcomed by the centre of attention himself, blinking through glasses and with glass in hand. And so would they complete their introduction to Russell Julius.
A gap year studying in Haifa, Israel, was followed by a double first in PPE at Oxford.