Welcome to the fourteenth episode of StratCast with Peter O’Kane, Seumas Kerr CBE, Tom Cargill and Sophia Gaston. A longer than usual podcast but a week full of relevant developments for Strategy International’s membership, notably around the accelerated merger of DfID and the FCO, which they mull over at some length. That discussion is preceded by Sophia, Tom and Seumas’s thoughts on newsworthy items over the last seven days and also by the main interview at 09:05. This is with William Wright, the Founder and MD of New Financial, the UK’s leading think tank on capital markets. It focuses on the critical importance of the role The City is playing during the pandemic to keep the wheels of commerce turning and, looking forward, which it will have to play to help the nation pull itself out of what is bound to be a period of intense financial stress. Some fascinating stats, plus a couple of minutes of some very relevant observations on the progress the financial sector is making around embracing diversity.
Produced and edited by Nick Hilton for Podot.