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Brexit: how could it impact financial services?

  In case you hadn’t noticed, on 23 June Britain is being given a vote on whether it wants to remain a member of the European Union. The In and Out camps are polling fairly evenly and either outcome seems possible. Naturally there’s bickering over what a Brexit would entail, but there seems to be…

Shrinking sell-side research: should we be concerned?

  Cast your mind back to September 2008 and the implosion of the once mighty Lehman Brothers empire. Remember when Nomura swooped down on the smouldering remains to pick up the European and Asian operations for a relative song? This decisive and swift move was then widely feted as Nomura would be catapulted in an…

MiFID II Roundtable

CDR Investor Relations recently hosted a well-attended and lively roundtable lunch to discuss the likely implications of MiFID II for corporate issuers, fund managers and the sell-side; and how these parties should best be adapting to this changing environment. Guest speakers were from a variety of backgrounds and consisted of: Bobby Johal, Managing Consultant, Cordium…

The Budget – communicating times of change

  In 1947 Labour Chancellor Hugh Dalton made an off-the cuff remark to a lobby journalist from an evening paper (The Star in London, apparently) that there’d be a 1d (1 penny) tax on beer and some changes to dog racing tax, football pools and purchase tax.  The journalist got the story into the Stop…

The sharpest PR tools in the ETF arena

  All businesses face the same principal challenges – innovation and marketing. While it is important to develop great new products, it is also essential to tell your existing and potential customers about them. A good example of how pressing these two issues can be is found in the exchange traded fund/product (ETF/ETP) sector. ETFs/ETPs…

CDR wins Partnership Assurance pitch

Partnership Assurance has appointed Citigate Dewe Rogerson as its retained financial PR adviser. The account will be headed by executive director Michael Berkeley, who heads Citigate’s IR practice.