Guy Hands’ View

28 December 2020

Guy speaks to Liam Proud on The Exchange podcast

Guy sits down with Reuters journalist Liam Proud on The Exchange podcast to discuss Covid-19, ESG, and why the private equity industry’s returns are likely to fall.

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1 December 2020

The Hands Lecture 2020 with Lord Hague: Western Democracy: the next 20 years

Lord William Hague of Richmond in conversation with Mansfield Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, on the state of Western democracies at the annual Hands Lecture: the threats we face, what we might expect from the next 20 years, and what can be done to protect democracy in the face of multiple global crises. Watch it here.

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7 October 2020

Private equity has prospects for longer-term sustainable investing, says Guy Hands

Guy Hands told a webinar hosted by Guernsey Finance, staged as part of Climate Week NYC 2020, that he believed that longer-life funds and long-term investment would grow in popularity. Read more about the event or watch the webinar on demand.

19 June 2020

Diversity is good for business, good for Britain; Guy’s op ed for City A.M.

In recognition of Mansfield College, Oxford’s 20-year celebration of its ‘Access for Excellence’ campaign, Guy Hands shares his viewpoints on why challenging the college to increase its state school intake is not just good for higher education, but good for society. Read it here.

25 April 2020

PE should aim to thrive, not just survive, after the virus: Guy’s op ed for Financial News

In two major crashes in the past 30 years, indebted private equity-backed companies have defied predictions that they would be first against the wall. Guy Hands shares his viewpoint on the future of PE in an op ed for Financial News. Read it here.

4 February 2020

City of London Could Be a ‘Huge’ Brexit Loser: Guy’s Interview on Bloomberg

At 2020′s LSE Alternative Investments Conference, Guy spoke to Bloomberg’s Guy Johnson about Brexit’s impact on UK export markets, ESG and investment strategy.

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21 January 2020

Rethinking private equity: Guy’s interview at Davos 2020

“Business has got bigger and bigger, but the people involved have less and less personal connection,” Guy Hands explains in an interview with journalist Andrew Wilson. Guy also discusses the future of alternative investments, rethinking global issues like the environment, diversity and sustainability, and if the capitalist structure can fit into this new model of investing.

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24 May 2019

Guy Hands on buying businesses, risk and reward, and changing company culture on Bloomberg’s “Leaders with Lacqua”

“I’m focusing on doing deals that I really love with standout performance,” Guy Hands told Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua in an interview on “Leaders with Lacqua.” Guy also discusses the business of deal making, how to stick to an investment thesis, and entrepreneurialism versus institutionalism in private equity.

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22 January 2019

Guy Hands speaks to Bloomberg Markets on Europe risks and entrepreneurialism

“Private equity, which was once a very entrepreneurial business, has become an institutionalised business,” Guy Hands told Bloomberg’s Guy Johnson in an interview on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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22 January 2018

‘Elites Are Out of Touch’: Guy’s Interview on CNBC

Guy Hands challenges the global elite to recognise the disconnect between themselves and young people today and shares his views on the outlook for Europe.

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