strategies for asset managers
The financial services conduct regulator, the FCA, has ordered UK investment managers to overhaul their governance and pricing structures.
Find out more about our service offering for corporate businesses reviewing the efficiency and utility of their processes for preparing long-term value statements.
All UK businesses will be impacted by Brexit. Fin out more about what it means and how we can help you to prepare, whatever final deal emerges.
What new and emerging risks do businesses need to be thinking about that will impact their operating environments and their strategies in the years to come?
Our "Problems in Strategy" series
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If you are a UK firm, Brexit changes . . . well, what? Even with the shape of the Brexit deal uncertain, we can help you to understand what Brexit will look like, what it won't and what that means for your firm. Some of the conclusions will surprise you.
coping with the regulatory deluge
Not even regulators are really sure if the deluge of regulation from the EU will improve financial stability – which must be its over-riding objective. We can help you to forge a meaningful regulatory strategy to make sense of the flood.
All businesses – financial as well as listed non-financial entities – now face regulatory expectations to understand their risk and uncertainty, their appetite for risk and their risk tolerance analytically and in terms of capital. But does that help?
The future will happen whether we plan for it or not. There are many things we can predict about the future; there are many we cannot. But, if we do not try, the future will take us by surprise. And it may not be the kind of surprise we want.
researching specific issues in greater depth
Thought-led businesses require a constant flow of original ideas and insights to flow to their markets. That is why we have an active programme of research on business, economic, policy and social and emerging issues.
We also assist other businesses by providing original research that improves their positioning and credibility.
EMERGING RISKS: WHAT ARE YOU NOT THINKING ABOUT?
What are the risks that are not yet on your radar but will impact your operating environment and you strategies in years to come? We have done some of the hard thinking for you
In September 2014, the UK corporate reporting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, promulgated a new corporate reporting requirement: the longer-term viability statement. The new statement was required for any reporting for periods from October 2014. Along with the requirement came new FRC Guidance on risk management and internal control. That document changed – or should have changed – the way corporate businesses in the UK think about risk and uncertainty.
Reviews for the FRC suggest few business are making the most of this new, vital business risk tool. We can review your statement using a real-time risk decision tool to evaluate your viability statement as well as review your process to ensure your board and executives are making the most of the insights the process generates. And we can do in in two weeks.
We focus on improving your strategy by making it more useful and more resilient. Our work focuses on adding dimensions to strategy.
Greater dimensions offer greater insight from strategy and make it more useful for decision-making and for initiating actions which change how the firm operates in and serves its markets. Dimensions build the narrative of strategy.
To understand the impact of greater dimensionality in strategy, we use the analogy of map-making and its impact on how we view the world. Take a look for yourself and the story of adding dimensions to our understanding of our world.