Staying focused on our journey
Given the underlying political uncertainties, macroeconomic factors and markets that have been subdued yet volatile – without doubt, it has been a tough year for everyone in the industry.
But it has also been a year of opportunity for us to continue on our journey to grow the size and quality of our business. Our ambition is to become the investment bank of a generation – a dynamic, client-focused investment bank. An investment bank for our exciting fast-changing times.
Focusing on the critical factors that are in our hands, we place enduring emphasis on achieving great growth and fostering outstanding talent. We have continued to add to our capabilities and services and to selectively hire brilliant people, taking full advantage of the opportunities that are presented during tough markets.
We are obsessive about making sure the business keeps growing – from gaining new clients to targeting increases in market share and building out our proposition. We are very proud of the number and quality of our corporate and institutional clients, and of how many have been with us for a long time. Being a long-term trusted adviser is at the heart of our purpose and ambition, so to see our client list grow and clients stay with us is hugely satisfying and galvanising.