Economic Appraisal

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The tough economic environment is here to stay. In the ‘new normal’, businesses from all sectors of the economy and public bodies will have to behave more strategically to be profitable and sustainable.

Businesses will need to accept and understand the new macroeconomic reality, while acknowledging that consumers are becoming more savvy, the challenges and opportunities of the digital age and issues like sustainability and demographics are climbing up on the political agenda.

Our primary goal is to deepen understanding of the value that PwC provides, as well as the varied means by which we deliver our services to clients. The approach requires continual outreach and relationship development with key decision makers at all levels of government and with a broad range of interested stakeholders.

As business and project specialists, we have deep technical experience to assist in every step of the project cycle. Managing commercial value throughout the lifecycle is key to deriving maximum benefit from the investment. Our longstanding and worldwide expertise allows us to optimise the project by minimising costs for the public sector and maximising the revenue for the private sector, manage and mitigate the risks of delays and extra costs. Management of risk is a key driver to successful project development and delivery.

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Nick Forrest talks about the future of the financial services industry and growing the UK economy.

Financial Economics

Financial economics operates at the heart of business and the markets which supply capital. It helps to determine where and how to invest scarce capital in the most effective manner and then provides the tools to help manage those investments and make value enhancing decisions.

Our team provides practical, evidence based solutions that combine traditional financial economics with strong quantitative skills, fluency in finance, and in-depth industry expertise, to provide expert analysis, evidence and testimony.  We work with our clients to help them:

●     Work out the cost of capital and appropriate investment hurdle rates

●     Value businesses more accurately

●     Understand and price risks more effectively

●     Assess a sensible level of debt to finance a business

Our unrivalled experience of advising companies and regulators over the past 10 years has culminated with the publishing of our book The Real Cost of Capital which describes the key issues in understanding and using the cost of capital today, taking principles from the world of managerial finance and putting them into the context of major investment decisions.

An example of our research into recent issues in the application of financial economics is the concept of country risk. Country Risk has come increasingly into the spotlight over the last few years as events such as the the Eurozone crisis, Arab Spring and the US fiscal crises have defined the business environment. For our latest analysis into country risk trends over the last quarter, see our interactive Country Risk Map

Public policy and project appraisals

Our primary goal is to deepen understanding of the value that PwC provides to the capital markets, as well as the varied means by which we deliver our services to clients. The approach requires continual outreach and relationship development with key decision makers at all levels of government and with a broad range of interested stakeholders.

Capital projects are the backbone of economic development and encompass a considerable amount of risk. As business and project specialists, we have deep technical experience to assist in every step of the project cycle.

Managing commercial value throughout the lifecycle is key to deriving maximum benefit from the investment. Our longstanding and worldwide expertise allows us to optimise the project by minimising costs for the public sector and maximising the revenue for the private sector, manage and mitigate the risks of delays and extra costs.

Management of risk is a key driver to successful project development and delivery.

Contact us

Nick Forrest

Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 5695
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Mark Ambler
Director
Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 1591
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