Richard Webster-Smith
Managing Director
Active in London
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Richard joined Finsbury in 2013. He advises UK and international clients from the financial services, natural resources and industrials sectors on a range of areas including financial communications strategy, corporate transactions, crisis communications and reputation management. Richard’s past and present clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Old Mutual, BAE Systems, SWIFT and the Universities Superannuation Scheme. His transactions experience includes the twin track trade sale / IPO process for RAC Group, the UK's largest pension longevity swap by BT Pension Scheme, and three strategic investments / acquisitions of companies by BAE Systems. ‎He has held senior in house communications roles at two FTSE 100 companies, having worked at BAE Systems as Head of Corporate Media Relations and at London Stock Exchange Group where he led UK and international communications for the Primary Markets division and the AIM market in addition to working on financial communications for the wider Group. Richard has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Durham.
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