February 2018

  • Brexit in the Boardroom

    Following the completion of ‘Phase 1’ of Brexit negotiations, FTI Consulting conducted a wide-ranging survey of businesses in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. Questions were asked about what they thought would be the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, what impact this will have for them, and how they are preparing themselves. The findings will…

  • Donald Trump – Report Card: ‘A’ star in the US, ‘D’ globally

    Investor confidence in Trump’s first year has been met and exceeded in some key areas in the US, but there is work to do globally. Comparisons between research carried out in January 2018 with around 100 Global Institutional Investors* and a similar survey undertaken in early 2017 show that while US investors continue to support President Trump, global…

  • City A.M – Editors Notes: Institutional Investor Survey

  • Finding Value in Non-Financial Reporting

    The EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive requires around 6,000 large European companies to report annually on their sustainability performance. With the new Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, the European Union is setting a precedent for the introduction of legislation as the means to accelerate the shift from the ‘old’ notion of CSR towards a more holistic, forward-looking…

  • Global Survey: Politics as Unusual for Institutional Investors

    Investors have long been well aware of the known risks in doing business in emerging markets. From unstable governments to political corruption to regulatory inconsistencies, getting return on investment in developing nations can be a bumpy road. But increasingly, a sense of uncertainty about the developed world almost akin to doing business in developing nations…

  • Investment outlook positive as Africa engages with reforms. FTI Consulting’s Annual Research on Africa

                        The outlook for investment activity across Africa is looking very promising, particularly in Eastern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa – and the outlook has improved significantly for North Africa, according to a new survey of informed opinion leaders on Africa by FTI. The outlook for investment…

  • Déjà vu for Le Pen? FTI Consulting Research on French Presidential Election

                      Recent polling of the presidential election from a range of polling firms has been consistent: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are both comfortably ahead of the third-place candidate and will advance to the second-round run-off, where Macron will beat Le Pen by a wide margin.…

  • M&A in the TMT Sector

                      The trends that made 2016 a near-record year globally for M&A in the TMT sector look set to continue in 2017 – for better or for worse. The desire for vertical integration and need for new technology looks set to drive considerable crossborder activity around the…

  • Brexiting the House of Lords

                        The Research team conducted research amongst the UK population about their thoughts about the likelihood and impact of Brexit and the influence of the House of Lords on the progress of the Brexit Bill. The results are not expected to be a prediction on what…

  • Economic & Trade Relationships – A UK & US Perspective

    With renewed importance placed on the opinions of the ‘populist movements’ in the UK and US and the topicality of trade deals, FTI Consulting conducted research with these populations to highlight their support or otherwise. Time will tell of they have any potential influence on their political leaders. A simple questions about what sort of…

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