For two decades the same faithful taxi driver has arrived at Rachel Lord’s north London home at 7am sharp daily to take her to work.

If Driving Ms Lord were a film, it would tell the story of an Essex-born, University of Leeds-educated woman who ditched a long and patchy career in banking to join the world’s biggest money manager. In record time, the former chartered accountant would rise to the pinnacle of the European fund industry, overseeing an investment empire managing nearly 5,000 people and $1.76-trillion, a larger sum than any of her peers.

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