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The Questions the Board is asking about the Markets with James Ayling at JM Finn

We thought members should know what boards are asking about the markets as we emerge from the throes of COVID and we’re delighted that JM Finn has agreed to help us on this. James Ayling is a Research Analyst within JM Finn’s Equity Research team responsible for UK and overseas equity coverage.  He will guide members through the high and low points for market investors, what you would be expected to know and how you should, as a director, often take market movements with a pinch of salt and concentrate on the core messaging. Prior to joining JM Finn, James worked in venture capital both...

The Portfolio Lawyer with Lynn Hiestand former partner at Skadden Arps

Lynn spent nearly thirty years in international corporate restructuring, mostly at Skadden Arps in Chicago and London, before moving to Heartland Alliance International, a human rights organisation aimed at assisting marginalized populations. She has recently been Country Director in Iraq where HAI aims to provide legal, mental health and other services to vulnerable Iraqis throughout the Kurdistan Region and Southern Iraq. Alongside this, Lynn is a NED or trustee for JUSTICE, Wellbeing for Women, Literature for All of Us and Georgetown University Law Center, roles based in the US and the UK. What marks out Lynn’s CV to us, is that her...

The Chairman’s Perspective with Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen former Chair of RADA and theatre empresario

This is a talk which should inspire anyone interested in getting more involved with the arts, revealing how someone can move seamlessly from one professional City career into a hugely successful artistic life.  There are definitely roles for NEDs and Stephen will help us understand how to get them. Stephen started his career as a financial journalist straight from reading law at Cambridge, and, aged 23, was a founder of Euromoney Publications. But his principal interest over the last 40 years has been the theatre - and he has, since 1984, been a West End theatre owner and manager of– not all at the...