There has been much speculation in the last few days as to whether star fund manager Nicola Horlick will actually move to Australia to take up a senior position with troubled financial services group AMP. CityNews takes a look at the stories.
Doubts about the move first surfaced over the weekend in the Sunday Telegraph. There was speculation that Ms Horlick was having a change of heart. On Monday Reuters reported that AMP had come out and said that, although the firm had had discussions with Horlick, nothing had been signed. The Evening Standard waded in later that day to advise that AMP was also having parallel discussions with rival candidates.
Now, it seems, all is clear. Ms Horlick's husband, venture capitalist Tim Horlick, will not be going to live in Australia. He is quoted in The Evening Standard: 'At one point I was contemplating whether it would be possible to commute. But I don't think I ever thought it was going to be feasible. The fact is, I was never going to Australia'. The Holick marriage is said to be 'absolutely solid', but it seems that, if Ms Horlick does take the plunge, she will see rather less of her husband.
Nicola Horlick became a household name, in part, because of her ability to successfully juggle her business and home life. This latest problem may be a bit more than even 'superwoman' can work out. She faces probably the most difficult decision of her career to date.