This year was a bit of a rollercoaster ride. In Britain the uncertainties created by Brexit led some businesses to delay investment decisions. As chancellor Philip Hammond said at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January, some firms were “quite understandably… waiting for the fog of Brexit to clear”. Unfortunately it hasn’t cleared and markets hate uncertainty. The British Chambers of Commerce, representing more than 75,000 UK businesses, sees “subdued business investment, across the board”.
Investors continued to withdraw funds from Standard Life Aberdeen though total assets under management were down only slightly. In its first update since the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management, the company said the outflows were in line with expectations. Assets under management at Edinburgh-based Aberdeen Standard Investments dropped by £10.9bn to £569.7bn.
I felt honoured to be ranked among the world’s 100 best-performing chief executives in the annual list published by Harvard Business Review, covering 2016. Since a CEO is only as good as the team around him, I regard it as a well-deserved tribute to the great people who have helped build Aberdeen. It’s an achievement to come third among UK firms and second among global asset management companies, after Larry Fink at Blackrock.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".