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How to win an award

  • David Butcher
  • Business, Communication, Marketing, Success
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Award season is pretty much over – replaced for many people by Christmas party season. If 2019 wasn’t your year, if you’re fed up with coming second or if you don’t like smiling through gritted teeth you might want to read on. I’ve been a judge for some financial services awards for a few years...

The one risk investment businesses struggle to manage

  • David Butcher
  • Communication, PR
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The investment management sector is pretty good at managing investment risk. But they score less highly on emotional risk. When was the last bit of investment communications you really enjoyed reading? When you really cared about what was happening? It might be because investment communications rarely offer the reader any emotional risk. Novelists call it...

We’re institutional, it’s different over here

  • David Butcher
  • Business, Communication, Marketing, PR
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We’re institutional, it’s different over here There’s some £6 trillion squirrelled away in a huge variety of funds, trusts, shares and policies. Over half is the institutional market – mainly public sector pensions, corporate pensions and insurance funds. But, while institutional investment attracts the majority of assets, it’s served by a minority of communications experts....