Recent work

Film: LIBOR Transition

Hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial contracts are linked to LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) -- a reference rate that will soon be disappearing. As part of its series of films on twenty-first-century finance, Hassard Fay worked with experts at Kramer Levin, Alvarez & Marsal, and Fieldfisher LLP to produce a short documentary on why this change is happening, who will be impacted, and what firms should do to prepare for the momentous shift. Watch the film:

Infographic: Risk & AI

The fast-evolving field of artificial intelligence has a wide range of implications for enterprise risk management and governance in asset management firms. Hassard Fay developed an infographic (published in Kramer Levin‘s monthly newsletter, Funds Talk) to help lawyers discuss these implications with their financial services clients. Click on the excerpt image below to see the full infographic.

Film: Practitioner profile

Lawyers Financial, Canada’s leading provider of insurance and wealth management products to lawyers and law firms, tapped Hassard Fay to produce its ongoing series of short video profiles of sole-practice lawyers, “Going Solo”. The most recent of these, an interview with Surrey-based employment lawyer Sara Forte, covers the challenges of managing fast growth and of finding the best talent.

Services

Documentary video

It’s a truism that people enjoy getting information through video; the real question is what kind of video is best suited to your particular goals. The documentary format — featuring interviews with experts inside and outside an organization — conveys both credibility and depth. So for an important story that needs to persuade its audience, documentary is very often the most effective way to tell it.

Infographics

While the details of complicated issues or systems often need to be explained in text, conveyed as an infographic an explanation becomes much easier to understand, remember, and share. Done well, infographics are one of the most powerful tools for transmitting ideas to a wider audience — whether those ideas are as tangible as a manufacturing process or as intangible as a financial derivative.

Content strategy

Content programs aimed at sophisticated audiences can be powerful — but they’re never free. So it’s essential to design programs that are focused on an organization’s most important topic areas, reach their intended audiences, and are sustainable over the long haul. Saying “no” to most ideas, in order to be able to say “yes” to the right ideas — after all, that’s what strategy is all about.

What does our fast-moving future hold for capital markets and financial services? Watch Hassard Fay’s series on twenty-first century finance, here.