UK General Election 2015: Campaigns, Coalitions & Communication

As we near the end of the 2015 UK General Election campaign, FTI Consulting Strategy & Research conducted an online poll of over n=2,000 UK adults for their opinions to quantify what we can learn from a strategic communications perspective. Topics include perceptions on the outcome, implications of a coalition with SNP, sources and impact…

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Forecasting the UK General Election Outcome

Mark Twain popularised the term “There are three kinds of lies: lies,damned lies, and statistics” and attributed it to our former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli back in the 19th century. It’s arguable that in no other time in history has polling yielded so much influence and importance since the method became popular in the…

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Trends Driving M&A in the TMT Sector

Last year saw a significant increase in the level of M&A activity in the TMT sector and expectations are high for a repeat in 2015. The advancements in technology and cheap finance are driving deal making, especially in the telecoms and technology space where convergence is leading to a plethora of new types of deals.…

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Strong Employee Engagement is First Line of Data Defence Against Cyber Crime

One in four employees believe data theft is a victimless crime. Companies that don’t turn around this mindset could see their own reputations at risk, says Lucy L.M. Phillips, Managing Director and Employee Engagement and Change Communications Practice Lead, at FTI Consulting, London. Companies are engaged in an ongoing battle to control information. Some data…

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Retailers & suppliers – Tough tactics in the spotlight

Media coverage about the tactics supermarkets are taking with their suppliers has been widespread. At the same time, there is recognition that all parts of the food and drink supply chain are under tremendous pressure. At issue is whether these understandable stresses are causing retailers to breach ethical or legal guidelines. FTI Consulting surveyed organisations that supply retailers in…

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Snapshot – UK General Election Research

The most unpredictable election in a generation will naturally lead to uncertainty for the City and business leaders.The dividing lines for the election are becoming clearer and surges by UKIP, the SNP, and the Green Party are forcing the hand of the more established parties. So, what are the implications of this for businesses and investors? Are the Conservatives…

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2015 Shareholder Activist Landscape

An Institutional Investor Perspective What explains the seemingly sudden prominence and success of activist investing? Activist investing is not a new phenomenon. In fact, some of today’s most prominent activists – including Elliot Management, Jana Partners, Starboard Value, Pershing Square Capital Management, Third Point Management, and Carl Icahn – have been aggressively pushing for capital,…

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The Five Year Forward View

The National Health Service is confronting growing demands on its service and the impact of both demographic and lifestyle changes, all at a time when the financial straitjacket has rarely been tighter. The NHS’s Five Year Forward View, launched in late October, proposes several new models of healthcare delivery which aim to address these challenges.…

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Interim Management Statements

What do global institutional investors think about the removal of the IMS reporting requirement in the UK? In anticipation of the Financial Conduct Authority  (FCA) in the UK removing the requirement in the EU Disclosure and Transparency Rules to publish interim management statements (IMS) and quarterly reporting for UK listed companies, FTI Consulting’s Strategy Consulting…

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