Will it be a hard or soft GDPR?


The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018 and will bring with it onerous fines of 4% of the previous year’s turnover or €20 million, whichever is the greater, for non-compliance.

Changing Places: The growing opportunities for financial centres in Europe


How are globalisation and breath-taking advances in technology determining what happens to the EU’s highly attractive market?

Best practice: Public Relations – How PR can play a key role in asset-raising


The number one strategic priority for hedge fund firms, according to EY’s latest Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey, is asset growth. It’s not difficult to see why.

Institutionalisation has secured the future of hedge funds, but the industry must further evolve


Reading some of the mainstream financial press, you would be forgiven for thinking that the hedge fund business model is dead.

Gauging Asian investor hedge fund appetite

Investor relations

There has been a huge amount of coverage about the decisions of Calpers, Nycers and the New Jersey Investment Council to get out of or reduce their hedge fund allocations, but the big move into hedge funds by Asian institutional investors this year has not been so widely reported.

Assets that offer real opportunities for investors (and PRs)

Financial Markets

As much as Donald Trump’s public relations faux pas regarding Gold Star parents has dominated the headlines, we must hope that the real focus will be on the more serious issues…

Is cash still king in the capital?


After spending a few years living and working in financial services PR in the Middle East, several things have struck me upon my recent return to London.

Has alternative business finance gone mainstream?


The 2008 credit crisis had a seismic effect on the way smaller firms secure financing from mainstream lenders. New stricter banking regulations made it harder for small firms, particularly those with fewer assets, to access capital. This allowed alternative finance to emerge, since fast-growing asset poor firms could now access unsecured funding with semi-automated credit…

The Bank Of Mum And Dad Is A 100% Winner


  Google the phrase Bank of Mum and Dad and you get 19.9 million hits, while doing the same with 100% mortgages produces 37.4 million.