Ping! A press release arrives from spread betting house Spreadex. It has just appointed a new manager of its "Financial Trading Room" (caps obligatory) and I'll let the company take it from here: "Tom Salmon has taken up the role at the age of just 25 after impressing during his four years with the firm. Spreadex Managing Director Jonathan Hufford said: 'We like to think of ourselves as a forward thinking company and are keen to promote people to positions of responsibility when they have proved their worth, no matter what their age.' Tom is originally from Blackpool and studied maths at Manchester University, where he specialised in applied maths." Young maths geek in charge? There are literally no recorded examples of this ever going wrong.