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Richard Webster-Smith

managing director

E. enquiries-uk@fgsglobal.com
L. London
Richard Webster-Smith

Contact Info

E. enquiries-uk@fgsglobal.com

L. London

Life at FGS Global

Member of the global capital markets practice group advising companies on IPOs and M&A. Strategic communications adviser to a range of UK and international companies.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Managed the London Stock Exchange’s listings business in North America, Middle East, Africa and India and has held PR roles at two FTSE 100 companies.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Enjoys hiking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Avid traveler and lapsed marathon runner.

As a Managing Director in Finsbury Glover Hering’s Capital Markets team, Richard brings two decades of financial markets and strategic communications expertise to his clients.

Richard joined the firm in 2013 and has widespread experience advising UK and international companies in a range of areas including financial communications strategy, capital markets transactions, crisis communications and reputation management. He has held senior communications roles at two FTSE 100 companies – BAE Systems and London Stock Exchange Group, where he worked on the successful defence against four hostile takeover bids. He also spent six years in the London Stock Exchange’s primary markets division where he was responsible for exchange’s international listings activities in North America, Africa, India and the Middle East. Richard has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Durham.

Richard Webster-Smith
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