Brexit – A Very British Coup

Written by Dafydd Rees Politics has never shown itself to be more stubborn or sly, so why is business not more publicly concerned or the markets in meltdown? Could it be because we are all living in a state of collective denial about the momentous events taking place at Westminster. And there lies the danger….

How can people secure their long-term financial futures?

By Joe Cockerline By now, you could forgive most people for being fed up of hearing that they need to save more – but that does not mean that the issue has gone away. Levels of saving remain low in the UK, with 2018 research showing that those able to save have an average balance…

What does 2019 have in store for the City?

A look ahead at 2019 by Newgate’s Gareth Jones and Henry Adefope. Introduction: A challenging year Will 2019 prove to be another challenging year for UK financial services? For those involved in banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, the upcoming political and regulatory agenda suggests it will be. A year of potential disruption is…

Brexit: Time Is Not On Our Side

By Dafydd Rees If you are looking for some sense of perspective of how far the UK’s collective corporate reputation has fallen this festive season, just watch the anchors on international news TV channels grappling with the bizarre political machinations at Westminster. Here’s a flavour of some of the questions from bemused US TV news…

Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: The Perfect Application

The article below featured in the December edition of Housebuilder magazine. Newgate associate partner David Scane observes a scene that might be familar to many developers as the vagaries of the planning process scupper “the perfect application”. On a cold evening in September I sat in the public gallery of a local authority watching the…

Newgate shortlisted for PR Agency of the Year

We are over the moon to have been shortlisted for PR Agency of the Year at the Headline Money Awards 2019. This is testament to the team’s incredible work and a fantastic end to the year. We are particularly pleased as this is voted for exclusively by financial journalists. Best of luck to all those…

Seneca IM appoints Newgate

Seneca Investment Managers Appoints Newgate as its Corporate Communications Adviser Seneca Investment Managers (“Seneca IM”), the Multi-Asset, value investment house, has appointed Newgate Communications (‘Newgate’) as its adviser following a competitive pitch process. Established in 2002, Seneca IM is known for its Multi-Asset, value investment approach and prides itself on being able to identify and…

We’re in a mess. Is there a way out?

By Dafydd Rees Theresa May’s plan for leaving the EU has taken two years to put together. It has taken 48 hours for it to fall apart. Despite the confidence of many Brexiteers during the 2016 Referendum Campaign, leaving the EU was always going to be a painful and protracted process. But now we are…

Will impact investing remain a niche area?

Written by Shelly Durrant, Account Director If you’re asking yourself, what is impact investing? Where have you been these past 12-18 months? Everywhere you turn are headlines and mentions of it. Impact investing refers to investments made into companies with the intention of generating a measureable, beneficial social or environmental impact, alongside a financial return….