The Coalition’s austerity drive has helped to keep Britain’s cherished AAA rating intact – so far. But has the Government got the vision to grow the economy?
This year’s Budget statement gave the Chancellor a big opportunity to set out his strategy. Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman and Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Asset Management, Goldman Sachs discuss this year’s budget announcement and what implications it has for the UK and the wider world.
|Edelman Budget Briefing 2012|
|Chair: Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman
Stefan has been writing and commenting on business and management for the past two decades. He wrote the Financial Times’s management column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new Director of Strategy. In October he was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass business school.
|Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Asset Management, Goldman Sachs
Jim is chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). As chairman, he is involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM’s business around the world. Prior to assuming this role in September 2010, Jim was head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research. He serves on the European Management Committee and the Senior Diversity Council. Jim joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 as a partner, co-head of Global Economics Research and chief currency economist. Jim is also the creator of the acronym BRICs. Together with his colleagues, he has published much research about BRICs, which has become synonymous with the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India and China as the growth opportunities of the future.