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WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking recently hosted its inaugural Non-Executive Director dinner with attendees representing a wide range of companies from across the small and mid-cap market. Guest speaker Tim Steer presented a number of high profile corporate casualties and the warning signs stakeholders could have identified ahead of time.

Tim Steer qualified as an accountant before moving into investment analysis and fund management, becoming one of the most well-known fund managers in Britain. Since 2000 he has also written regularly for the Times and Sunday Times, as well as contributing to the Financial Times. His recently published book, ‘The Signs Were There’ tells the story of the clues for investors that a company is heading for a fall. At the dinner, Tim presented information on key case studies from the book, including Patisserie Valerie, Conviviality, iSoft, Mitie, and Carillion.

Adam Pollock, Head of WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking commented “We were thrilled to host some 50 Non-Executive Directors for dinner and drinks at Haberdasher’s Hall, West Smithfield, featuring an entertaining and insightful presentation from Tim Steer for our inaugural NED dinner.”