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Yesterday’s Brexit vote

Yesterday evening the Prime Minister lost the meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement. This is a significant loss and the ramifications will be long felt by this Government and Parliament. If the stakes weren’t high enough before this vote, they are now astronomical.

What are the risks of making assumptions?

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov Most of us are guilty of making far too many assumptions and asking far too few questions.  How often have you been in a meeting when an executive said ”we…

Social media predictions for 2019

How is it December already? As the year draws to a close, we got thinking about how social media will change over the next 12 months. Read on for our predictions…

Local news, for local people, written by locals – brought to you by Facebook?

Last week, Facebook reportedly committed £4.5million to local newspaper groups in the UK. The funds are to hire and train 80 journalists over a two-year period. Their mission? To infiltrate local communities, build relationships and report and publish local news stories important to the local community.

Asset managers need to ‘speak green’ in 2019

‘Responsible’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘impact’ have become the major buzzwords in the asset management industry this year. As institutional investors become increasingly mindful of the need to match returns with social and environmental responsibilities, asset managers are adapting their strategies accordingly to keep up with demand.

CDR London supported Shurgard’s €2.04 billion Initial Global Offering

The CDR Financial team in London supported Shurgard on its successful €2.04 billion Initial Global Offering and listing on Euronext Brussels in October 2018.

Could uncertainty provide an opportunity for communicating internationally?

The next chapter of the Brexit saga has reared its contentious head  as the government published the first set of 25 notices advising on the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This is the first batch of up to 80 advisory notices the government is set to publish in the coming months.

Adding value?

We are entering an interesting phase of societal and economic development, which could be characterised as the era of wealth disinflation. Consider all the major ‘business innovations’ over the past 10 years, from Amazon to AirBnB. Are they creating new sources of income and a reason to purchase or simply slashing the cost from established…