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  • Savvy social media strategies: Theresa would have gotten away with it had it not been for those pesky kids*

    Few historical complaints pop up, quite as often, as the one where every generation thinks that they are better than the generation below. Remember when rock and roll danced its way into the Western world and all the old folk thought it was the siren of the devil himself? (I mean, clearly I’m not old enough to remember. But I did read about it…)

  • ALFI Conference Report: Asset management ripe for disruption

    The disruption that technology has wrought on a number of industries has been well documented but so far the asset management industry has been relatively sheltered from the storm; however that may all be set to change over the next few years.

  • Preparing for Brexit: don’t forget the little guy

    It was going to happen sooner rather than later. The news that Standard Life has appointed a new “Head of Brexit Strategy” was quickly followed this week by an FTfm report on the preparations asset managers are making for Britain’s exit from the EU, indicating the investment industry at least is no longer prepared to wait (not even until the outcome of the General Election) to take action.

  • Cranes tell a City story

    The number of construction cranes looming over London is a ready reckoner for where we are in the commercial property cycle.

  • No place to hide

    With so much going on in the world and the upcoming General Election a particular focus at a domestic level, it’s easy for some news stories to not get the attention they necessarily deserve.

  • Are we forgetting this basic PR rule?

    Relationship building has long been the cornerstone of PR, and the rules have barely changed. But with social media’s sphere of influence continuing to rise and the comfort that lies behind perpetual e-mailing, is there a danger of PR professional forgetting the rules of building meaningful relationships?

  • Wealth management communicators: good information, quickly – MackayWilliams

    Accurate, timely and consistent information has fast become the number one consideration for clients of the wealth management and private wealth space, according to Simon Critchlow, Head of Sales at London-based mutual fund market analysis and research company Mackay Williams LLP.

  • The politics of communication

    Sunday’s presidential election run-off in France has unsurprisingly dominated media coverage, becoming the latest in a long line of political events to do so. This is a trend that is far from over – the UK election, the German election, Brexit negotiations, geopolitical tensions and whatever Donald Trump tweets about next will all dominate news cycles in the coming weeks and months.

  • What we can learn from the French Election (so far)

    In a year of political upheaval, no election has been as widely anticipated as the race for the French presidency (at least since Donald Trump came to power in the US). Its repercussions are wide reaching with the potential to not just define France at a domestic level but also significantly impact the wider European Union “project” and even global political agendas.

  • Fintech - trust costs: are technology and finance the perfect couple?

    Today, technology is poised to revolutionise the financial industry. However it has taken many years and significant powers of persuasion to get this far. The financial technology sector, widely referred to as “fintech”, has developed leaps and bounds. When it first arrived on the scene, banks and financial institutions took little notice of what they perceived to be a “fad”. Fast forward to present day and fintech could be considered the ‘next best thing to sliced bread’.

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