01 September 2017
The role that technology can play in the investment world has been one of the most enduring topics for asset managers in recent times. Fund managers should expect more questions about how they manage money and, in particular, the way they apply data, research and new technologies within their investment processes.
18 August 2017
The idea of on/off the record has always been one of the murkier aspects of communications.
This week’s comments from Steve Bannon, chief strategist to Donald Trump, underline once again why interviewees need to make it clear in advance that comments they are making are off the record.
10 August 2017
In the B2B space in particular, companies can be skeptical of the benefits of social media and struggle to implement effective strategies. It is true that there are stricter compliance issues for financial services companies, relative to many B2C firms.
We’ve outlined 5 social media tips for B2B companies, which will help engage audiences and build their brand.
01 August 2017
It’s not that often I write again so soon after a blog entry. However, I feel compelled to do so in light of further events in the US that leave me feeling some of my previous comments already need updating (thanks, Donald…).
31 July 2017
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger, the White House does it again - veering wildly off message. Major announcements and centrepiece policies continue to be relegated to being no more than mere footnotes to knee-jerk reactions and personal attacks, often instigated by the President himself.
27 July 2017
We are now a decade on from the beginning of the global financial crisis, which started in July 2007 as the US sub-prime mortgage market was beginning to come to a head. Ten years on, are we facing the next crisis already?
17 July 2017
We’ve just celebrated our 8 year anniversary at JPES Partners! Celebrations kicked off in style with bubbles & canapés – so that we were ready to raise a toast to our JPES award winners for the first six months of the year.
14 June 2017
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…)
02 June 2017
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.
01 June 2017
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.