LONDON: A new global research study from the Financial Times and the Managing Partners’ Forum shows the relationship between clients and their advisers is changing, as clients become more demanding about quality and consistency of service and the price they are willing to pay. The report, published today at www.ft.com/clientadviser2012, highlights the importance for advisory firms in delivering the consistent service and commercial understanding demanded by clients in today’s business environment.
Entitled ‘Effective Client-Adviser Relationships 2012’, the report draws on insight from an online study completed by 569 respondents around the world: 36% are owners, and senior- or mid-level executives at client businesses; 64% of participants are management and fee-earners at advisory firms across four sectors: law, accounting,
property and consulting. The key findings of the report are as follows:
New York: Today the Financial Times and Citi announced the finalists for the inaugural FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme, sponsored by Citi. The awards aim to recognise leaders, teams, organisations and community groups that have developed innovative solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities in the fields of education, energy, healthcare and infrastructure.
Finalists were chosen in each category for demonstrating particular originality, efficiency and impact in meeting urban challenges. A global winner and category winners will be announced at an awards dinner in New York City on 5 December 2012.
Hong Kong, London, New York: The Financial Times has today launched its latest ebook The Bo Xilai Scandal: Power, Death and Politics in China by Jamil Anderlini, the FT’s Beijing bureau chief.
Published in partnership with Penguin, the book greatly expands and brings up to date an extraordinary tale around the rise and fall of Bo Xilai, the disgraced former politician and contender for the top leadership of the Communist Party, which became an instant hit with FT readers when it was first published in the FT Weekend Magazine this summer.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of FT Jobs, a new website in the United States featuring senior career opportunities.
Available at jobs.ft.com/us, the site features both regionalised and international job opportunities for high-level executives and is a platform for FT Career Management’s digital recruitment business in the US. It aims to build on the success of exec-appointments.com, the leading job board site for C-suite and other senior roles in the UK, which the FT acquired in 2007.