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LSBF Great Minds Live: ‘Private equity’s biggest challenge is its own success’, says Terra Firma founder Guy Hands
The growth of private equity markets in the last two decades has made its very success its biggest challenge, believes Guy Hands, Chairman and Founder of one of Europe’s leading private equity firms, Terra Firma.
Speaking to an audience of business students in Central London for the London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) Great Minds series, he stated that the private equity industry has grown enormously and, owing to increased competition in the market, its high levels of success pose a great challenge for firms.
London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the Education Investor Awards 2015.
Having experienced substantial achievements in the past 12 months, LSBF was nominated in the Education Business of the Year category. The awards are held annually by Education Investor Magazine and have become a key event for recognising innovation in the education sector.
As well as the inauguration of a new flagship campus in Central London overlooking some of the most famous landmarks in the city, the last 12 months have seen LSBF expanding course portfolios, strengthening academic and careers services as well as making new innovative partnerships and driving initiatives internationally.
LSBF Great Minds: “The challenge is to find something original that isn’t already being done better,” says MD of Zenith UK
With marketing becoming more and more digitally focused, Tom Cijffers, Managing Director of media agency Zenith UK, says it is essential for new brands to launch with an original digital idea. As part of the Great Minds series, Mr Cijffers sat down last week with Ze Zook, marketing lecturer at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) and discussed the changing landscape of marketing and branding.
“There has to be an underlying digital usefulness for any brand launching today; this is particularly true for offline brands. For example, a new sports drink is not going to have an obvious digital channel, compared to something like Uber.”
He added: “Nowadays you have to give customers something extra, and with everyone trying to jump on the digital bandwagon, the challenge is to find something original that isn’t already being done better.”
LSBF Great Minds: tech innovations driving a dramatic change in client interaction, says former CEO JLT Employee Benefits
Former CEO of JLT Employee Benefits Mark Wood has said that the development of innovation and technology has completely transformed the insurance sector over the last ten years.
Taking part in London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) Great Minds Series, Mr Wood said: “It sounds like an oxymoron, but innovation is a constant in almost every sector. You look at the way in which we use technology today, relative to just a decade ago. For example, we have a million people who use their iPhones to access their pension records. [Technology] is an astonishing thing.”
LSBF Great Minds Live: strong relationships with clients is key to global success, says Baker & McKenzie partner
The key to a firm’s international success is strong client relationships, believes Robert West, Partner at multinational law firm Baker & McKenzie.
Speaking earlier this month to an audience of law students for London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) Great Minds Live series, Mr West said: “We follow our clients around the world, practicing local law in different cities. We deliver services to clients on a global basis.”
Founded in Chicago in 1949, law firm Baker & McKenzie was created with global leadership ambitions and has largely grown organically. The firm now has 77 offices in nearly 50 countries. Its London office, established in 1961, is the firm's largest.
LSBF Great Minds Live: consumer journey is vital for advertising, says MediaCom UK MD Claudine Collins
It is important for advertisers to take consumers’ journeys into account, says Claudine Collins, Managing Director of MediaCom UK, one of the world’s most successful content and communications agencies.
Speaking last Friday in London at the London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) Great Minds Live series, Ms Collins said that the key challenge facing the industry was the fast pace at which things are changing.
“When I was young everybody used to gather around to watch the television and read the national newspapers,” she said. “Now, everybody is always switched on. People, on average, look at their mobile phones 150 times a day. You now have to look at a consumer’s journey the whole way through their day.”
London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in Singapore is proud to announce the launch of its first MBA programme, which will be delivered at the LSBF campus in an exclusive partnership with the US-based Concordia University Chicago from October 2015. Available to full-time applicants, the course offers students the opportunity to acquire an American MBA at one of Asia’s most important business and financial hubs.
Students looking to acquire a high-ranking undergraduate degree in international business now have more flexible options: the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has today opened applications for years 2 and 3 of the GGSB Bachelors in International Business (GGSB BIB) programme. The course is developed and delivered in the UK by the triple-accredited Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB), exclusively at LSBF’s London campus.
LSBF Great Minds Live: ‘operating globally is a challenge in a less global world’, says PwC Managing Partner
One of the key challenges in running an international business is to operate globally in a world that is becoming less global than it has been in previous years – at least this is the view of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Managing Partner Kevin Ellis.
Speaking yesterday to an audience of business and financial students at London School of Business and Finance’s (LSBF) inaugural Great Minds Live series, he said the idea of a globalised world has gone backwards, presenting a challenge for businesses.
“Life is more than just earning a penny or two” – at least according to 2015 BAFTA Television awards-winning journalist Jon Snow.
The long-time broadcaster, who was presented with the prestigious Fellowship Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts last week, was interviewed by former British Education Secretary, David Blunkett, as part of the London School of Business and Finance’s Great Minds Series of videos.