Publications

Northern Lights - one vision, one strategy

The third publication in our oil and gas series, Northern Lights; One vision, one strategy highlights the action required by all in the industry to address the changing landscape, ensuring it is fit for the next 40 years - and not just the next five.
[16-04-2014]


Understanding the FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook 2014/2015: Implications for the Asset Management Industry

This summary details the relevant key points covered in the Business Plan and Risk Outlook for the asset management industry. Click on the PDF above to find out more.
[15-04-2014]


Understanding the FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook 2014/2015: Implications for the Asset Management Industry

On 31 March 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its 2014/15 Business Plan and 2014 Risk Outlook. This summary details the relevant key points covered in the Business Plan and Risk Outlook for the asset management industry.
[10-04-2014]


Lifting living standards? Did you know…

As we head along the path to the 2015 general election, debates on squeezed living standards - and what can be done to help lift them - have moved centre stage.  This is not just about managing the cost of living but dealing with the earnings crunch too.
[09-04-2014]


What’s the future shape of Whitehall?

Government budgets are shrinking while demand for public services continues to rise. This is driving a civil service reform agenda under the current Coalition government. But it is widely recognised that after the general election in 2015, changes will have to go much further to meet future pressures. A shared vision is needed for what this could look like.
[09-04-2014]


Going for good growth? Did you know…

The UK economy is now on the road to recovery but there remain many challenges ahead and questions unanswered – what kind of growth are we seeing and is it sustainable?
[09-04-2014]


Rethinking government? Did you know…

Fiscal austerity will continue deep into the next Parliament whichever party, or parties, form the next government. Spending cuts have become the norm for those working in the public sector, who must also grapple with rises in demand. The question for the political parties in the lead to the general election in 2015 and beyond is how can we rethink government so it is more affordable and delivers what voters now expect from their services?
[09-04-2014]


Good Jobs

The rise of the knowledge economy has being well documented but in actual fact, one in four jobs still require no qualifications. In some sectors, low paid work continues to be the norm – and the development of what’s being termed an hourglass economy is generating much debate ahead of the 2015 general election about what can be done differently so our economy is more productive and jobs provide more than just a wage and a function.
[09-04-2014]


Way forward for mutuals seeking life after with-profits?

The FCA and PRA publishes a policy and supervisory statement allowing with-profits mutuals to apply for a rule modification so they can establish a mutual members’ fund.
[07-04-2014]


Ethical business conduct - The holy grail?

A summary of the key themes and points of views from our briefing with David Green CB QC and Lord Gold where we discussed the importance of integrity and the effective implementation of business ethics.
[07-04-2014]


IPO Watch Q1 2014

Details on how oil & gas companies can access funding to help their businesses succeed
[06-04-2014]


Ethical business conduct - the holy grail?

A summary of the key themes and points of views from our briefing with David Green CB QC and Lord Gold where we discussed the importance of integrity and the effective implementation of business ethics.
[06-04-2014]


Delivering with integrity: wholesale business conduct

In this article, Martin Hislop, Partner in our Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice for Wholesale Banking talks about how the focus on conduct in the sector is growing.
[06-04-2014]


Set up to do the right thing: creating a winning culture

The right culture is now recognised as the key to rebuilding trust and getting closer to customers. So what does a winning culture look like and how do you know that you’ve got one?
[02-04-2014]


Insurance under scrutiny: why insurers can’t hide from the conduct spotlight

Our insurance Conduct Soundbites talks about how many insurers might currently feel that conduct is more of an issue for banks than their sector. But as each new probe unearths fresh problems, you can’t afford to be caught on the back foot.
[02-04-2014]