I thought you might be interested to know that I have developed a two page briefing and a short planning session for financial services companies who are looking for advice on how to benefit from the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and take competitive advantage with respect to the opportunities now open to them.
In the briefing you will notice that there are obvious negative implications for the downturn in the economy from the Brexit vote for the economy and businesses in the UK, and across the EU. Instead, I would like to focus with you on 5 principle opportunities that will enable you to not only benefit from this uncertainty but take full advantage.
I’m happy to help you identify these opportunities by showing you your key leverage points for framing your agenda, understand your ‘real’ challenges, identifying your goals and priorities, and demonstrate how to craft the message you must now communicate to the market. This will enable you to navigate the most appropriate way through the media, political, regulatory and industrial landscapes whilst taking full advantage of the new market economic and political environment.
The planning session will identify the main threat to your business:- right now, over the next 12 months and in two year’s time when the UK looks set to leave the EU. I will present you with the upside potential opportunities for your group in the post BREXIT business environment, focusing on regulatory issues, tax issues and clients outside the EU. These will prove crucial to your bottom line profitability.
I am offering this service because I am an economist who has been thinking through the repercussions of Brexit for a wide range of companies. There is a good possibility I can demonstrate opportunities for your company that will lead to further demand for my consultancy services and further opportunity for your company. Put simply, if you find value in the help I give you, you might want to use my services.
I should stress that I can’t help everyone. I can only be of benefit to companies who are trading on a global basis and generate a certain minimum annual turnover. In the past, I have advised the Swiss Bankers’ Association, J P Morgan, KPMG, the British Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and a range of hedge funds.
Brexit and Keith
Keith Boyfield is a leading Brexit economist advising a range of multinational business industries such as property and infrastructure investment; energy generation and supply; investment banking; and insurance and risk management over the last 30 years. Companies and groups he has advised include Aon, one of the world’s largest risk managers and insurance brokers; The Crown Estate; KPMG; Societe Generale; the British Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVCA) and the Swiss Bankers’ Association. He has written and consulted extensively on competition and regulation policy, specifically with regard to mobile telecommunications, financial services (notably the EU Savings Directive and Mifid); and the regulation of civil aviation and airports across the EU.
- Keith has served as a consultant to the European Commission on the regulation of crucial markets. For example, he was one of the key individuals working with leading aviation lawyer Hugh O’Donovan, civil engineers Mott MacDonald and Oxford Economic Research Associates (OXERA) on an in-depth analysis of Europe’s aviation market. This year long project, commissioned by the Competition and Transport Directorates, was published in two volumes – A Study on the Impact of the Introduction of Secondary Trading at Community Airports. It led directly to fundamental reforms within the civil aviation market across the EU.
- Keith is one of the Economists for Britain grouping along with other well known names such as Roger Bootle, Tim Congdon CBE and Andrew Lilico. Allister Heath article in The Daily Telegraph
- With co-author Tim Ambler, a Senior Fellow of the London Business School, Keith wrote an influential study entitled EUtopia: what EU would be best and how do we achieve it? published by the Adam Smith Institute. The Rt Hon William Hague was the special guest speaker on the panel with the authors when it was launche. Mr Hague said it was the best thing he had read on the EU.
- Businesslike and Market Friendly: Shaping the New European Commission, published by the European Policy Forum.
- Challenges Facing the EU Savings Tax, (co-authored with Graham Mather, the former MEP), published by the European Policy Forum.
- His study on the EU’s regional aid budget, representing roughly a third of the Commission’s annual expenditure, was published by The Adam Smith Institute under the title Good money after bad? An analysis of EU regional aid. Keith was asked to give oral evidence on these research findings to a House of Lords select committee inquiry into this whole topic.