May 13, 2020
By Ludo Baynham-Herd, Associate Director – Financial Services Amid the severity of the global pandemic and economic uncertainty that lies ahead, many have questioned whether the recent rise of “ESG” (environment, social and governance) factors will dissipate as business, investors and governments focus on getting the global economy and equity markets back on a firm footing. However, as we head into AGM season it appears ESG has remained firmly on the agenda with some of...
FinTech is helping us to keep our distance – and could restore our faith in the financial services industry in the process
April 3, 2020
By William Muir, Account Director, Corporate and Financial Communications Due to long customer life cycles, brands seek to reassure us that we can lean on them during every major milestone in our lives including marriage, childbirth, retirement, and even death. In order to convince us that we can rely on them, financial services brands set out to gain our trust, and they do this by assuring us that they will be there whenever we need...
A moment in time or a lasting change? Can the financial services industry use Covid-19 as an opportunity to reset its reputation and earn trust?
March 27, 2020
By Liz Willder, Director, Head of Financial Services There are two main concerns for people right now – their health and their wealth. Alongside the supermarkets and health providers, arguably financial services providers are central to the survival of many households in the coming weeks and months, as people look for guidance and help to manage their money at this testing time. Whether its worries over job security, being self-employed, sick pay, paying the mortgage...
January 24, 2020
Finally, it's over! Is it us or is it just exhausting watching the endless proclamations from companies that really should have done a lot more, a lot sooner? Oh. To be fair, this year has been a welcome relief from the empty promises of yesteryear. Finally, there is something to get our teeth into. Yes, we had slightly gimmicky gestures as a group of young activists were invited to the hallowed slopes but we also...
January 23, 2020
On Wednesday the rich, the powerful, and thought leaders young and old woke up to another glorious day in Switzerland packed full of more photo ops, backroom backslapping and heated debates on the key topics of the day. President Trump continued to steal the spotlight on WEF day 2, using the global stage to lambast his domestic political opponents – referring to his impeachment trial as a hoax. He also couldn’t escape the Swiss ski...
January 15, 2020
This week, Blackrock sent out a warning shot to CEOs around the globe who have been slow to act on sustainability issues, announcing it will double the number of sustainability-focused exchange traded (ETF) funds it offers to 150 and has vowed to cut companies that derive a quarter or more of their revenues from thermal coal from its portfolios. While Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs has become a staple in the pre-Davos calendar, this...
December 7, 2017
FleishmanHillard Fishburn recently hosted the first in our new “Money Talks” series, gathering business leaders from across the financial services industry to discuss and debate the findings from our global Authenticity Gap research, and what it might tell us about the future for the sector. Chaired by Claudia Bate, Head of Financial Services and Fintech, our esteemed panel included Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank, Toby Triebel, CEO Europe at Wealthsimple, Paul Lockstone...