Sun Hung Kai Financial (“SHKF”) announces it has acquired 100% of UK specialist brokerage and research firm North Square Blue Oak Limited (“NSBO”), following strategic cooperation between the two parties that started in early 2016 and approval from UK regulators.
Dreamkillers Ireland scuppered England’s hopes of a second grand slam, but Eddie Jones’s back-to-back Six Nations winning rugby squad is still considered by many to be set for even greater success than Sir Clive Woodward’s 2003 World Cup heroes. Jones is already on top measured by consecutive Test victories, even matching New Zealand. Not bad when you consider...
New strategic consultancy features former agency and in-house leaders
Corporate and financial PR veteran Stephen Benzikie has brought together some of the UK’s most senior communicators to launch a new strategic consultancy.
Hydra will offer both board-level advice and senior-only execution across all key areas of corporate comms, focusing on supporting CEOs and communications directors. The firm aims to deliver substantial integrated programmes, led by consultants with typically more than 20 years’ experience of advising leading companies.
Footballers probably don’t worry too much about inflation. Top players are fabulously wealthy and their demand for most goods and services is relatively inelastic. But even the ‘beautiful game’ is distorted by inflation when you look at the effect it has on the eye-watering transfer fees paid to soccer superstars.
Paul Pogba’s world record signing to Manchester United for £89m this year...