Lansons’ Summer Newsletter 2019

 

We’re delighted to bring you the Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter. This issue features articles from our experts on topics ranging from reputation management to public affairs, asset management and much more!

We hope you enjoy…

 

TIME FOR ACTION, IDEAS AND INVESTMENT by Tony Langham

After two years of Theresa May’s Government negotiating a “no Brexit” Brexit, it felt like the country was beginning to resemble its Government: Aimless, unsuccessful, drifting and doomed. Britain needed a change – of Government and attitude.

Now it’s way too early to tell whether Boris Johnson’s Government is the change that Britain needed.

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UK LISTED EQUITIES- THE SHRINKING POOL by Tom Baldock

Lady Cobham doesn’t like it and the proposed £4bn takeover of Cobham PLC, the aerospace and defence group bearing her family’s name, is generating lots of noise. Framed by some as an early test of the new government’s industrial strategy, the announcement of US private equity interest also prompted a surge in the share prices of similar UK companies thought to be vulnerable following the slump in the pound.

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TRUST, LIQUIDITY AND LONG-TERM SAVINGS by David Masters

There are a challenging few months ahead for asset managers. August sees the need to clarify fund objectives and benchmarks, and from 30th September, fund managers will be required to start delivering assessments of how their products deliver value for money to end investors. Then, on 9th December, asset managers will be in receipt of an early Christmas gift/piece of coal from the FCA’s Santa sack on the shape of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR).

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A LEADER IS A DEALER IN HOPE by Ralph Jackson

We are in the political silly season now, a time where the media can claim all sorts of things our political leaders should be doing in the knowledge they cannot respond as they are on holiday. But they aren’t. We have a new Cabinet, brimming with ideas and chained to their departments by a new leadership that has hit the ground sprinting since the election result of a few weeks ago.

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HOW YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN BECOME YOUR BIGGEST REPUTATIONAL ASSET by Emma Weston

From the moment you enter an organisation, the experience you have shapes your opinion, whether you rate that organisation as a great place to work and what you are likely to say about the organisation to your colleagues, friends and family. At every stage of the employee lifecycle, employee experience is paramount to company reputation, especially with social media prevalence both in and out of the workplace. So, with the current unprecedented levels of change, looking after employee experience has never been more critical.

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