Ewan Fraser is at the top of his profession. Aged 44, he is Extel's number two ranked metals sector analyst. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford he took a first class degree in Modern History and stayed on to complete a PhD, before joining Rowe Rudd as electronics analyst in 1972. Three years later, he left to follow engineering and metals at James Capel where he stayed ever since. Despite his protestations that "my day is never typical" he gave this breakdown of a typical day.
7.00 Leaves house in north London. Reads Financial Times on the journey.
7.45 Arrives at James Capel's office in Bevis Marks in the heart of the City. Quick scan of the business pages of the other "heavies" - Times, Telegraph, Guardian and Independent and chat to other two analysts in Capel's engineering team.