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finnCap Tech Chat | TikTok on the Clock

finnCap Tech Chat | TikTok on the Clock

How best can 192,000 hours be put to work? Ultimately, that is the question that management of a company with 100 staff working 8 hours a day must answer. Today's Tech Chat highlights companies that drive towards 'automation of the unglamorous' and save their customers compounded minutes of valable time.

finnCap Tech Chat | AI wrote this Tech Chat

finnCap Tech Chat | AI wrote this Tech Chat

We are a glass half full knowing that history doesn't repeat itself, but it often does rhyme. We take a look at influences on small cap tech in the coming year with our tech Top Picks and opportunity for AI as it becomes more and more accessible to the individual.

finnCap Tech Chat | Goldilocks and the Old Fashioned Bankers

finnCap Tech Chat | Goldilocks and the Old Fashioned Bankers

Despite the immense value of transactions facilitated in banking, the technology supporting its complexity has yet to catch up with the expectation. We consider the need for a Goldilocks approach to banking: not too human, not to automated, but just right.

Cement, steel and the built environment: How will landlords and tenants be impacted?

Cement, steel and the built environment: How will landlords and tenants be impacted?

No measures were implemented to reduce fossil fuel use at this year's COP. However, a significant step towards decarbonising the built environment was made as the cement and steel sectors joined the First Movers Coalition. We discuss the importance of this and explore how recent policy developments in the built environment will affect everyone.

COP27 Key takeaways: Loss and damage, blended finance and unabated emissions

COP27 Key takeaways: Loss and damage, blended finance and unabated emissions

As we outline, there are two key takeaways from COP27 – the Loss and Damage fund and a lack of action on emissions. Several talking points are also discussed, such as the appeal of blended finance and the new role of natural gas.

UK public companies under siege from overseas buyers, or are they?

UK public companies under siege from overseas buyers, or are they?

Henrik Persson, Head of PLC Strategic Advisory, looks at whether UK plc is up for sale and if it presents an enticing opportunity for overseas or opportunistic domestic raiders.

finnCap Tech Chat | Disruptors disrupted

finnCap Tech Chat | Disruptors disrupted

These are 'interesting times' for the global tech industry. In today's Tech Chat, we review the challenges facing the global tech industry and note the wave of layoffs across the Silicon Valley and beyond as US tech titans tighten their belts and face up to the reality of having to make profit to earn their keep. UK tech learned this discipline a while ago.

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful" | The Consumer Sector View

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful" | The Consumer Sector View

At finnCap, Consumer Research Director Nigel Parson recently published his consumer note ‘Shopping Trolley’ which analyses six UK restaurant operators. Despite some recent poor trading, current market conditions for the restaurant industry represent an interesting opportunity for investors seeking high operational gearing as we head into recovery.

Why biogas is generating attention | finnCap Energy Insights

Why biogas is generating attention | finnCap Energy Insights

Why biogas is generating attention - Biogas and biomethane currently account for less than 3% of total bioenergy demand, but are gaining traction due to a number of benefits they offer the energy transition. Our latest Energy Insights report delves deeper.

In the business of carbon removal | finnCap Energy Insights

In the business of carbon removal | finnCap Energy Insights

Carbon removal becoming essential - As we are all too aware, the earth’s surface temperature is already over 1.0°C above pre-industrial levels and it is becoming increasingly clear that removing CO2 from the atmosphere will be necessary to reach global climate goals. Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and Direct Air Capture (DAC) are CO2 removal technologies that are key enablers for reaching global net zero emissions by 2050.

The industries on the map for decarbonising by 2050

The industries on the map for decarbonising by 2050

As the world comes together at COP27, global leaders will be reminded of the ever-increasing importance of removing CO2 from the atmosphere to reach global climate goals. Key enablers for businesses to achieve net zero by 2025 will be the implementation of carbon removal technologies and committing to carbon offsetting.