The employees of the group asset management Quilter profited after the Anglo-South African business began life as an independent company.
Shares in Quilter, the firm which came out of financial services giant old mutual background separation, soared on Monday after the stock market float that values the company at £2.8 bn.
Chief Executive Paul Feeney said that all employees were given £ 2,000 from Quilter promotions and joked that he hoped that they were not “looking” to date their screens.
“When you are part of a large group, in particular, an international group, you are always competing for limited resources,” he told the newspaper “daily Telegraph”.
“Now we have a team focused on our strategy, [and] shareholders…
Sign up for free to read this article, or log in to your account the Telegraph