The Alternative Investment Market is well on target with 117 companies trading on the markets. It was set up in June 1995 as an alternative to the Stock Exchange for small and medium-sized companies wanting to deal and raise new capital. A sluggish start was attributed to fears that too few companies would join, and also that institutional investors would find the stocks too risky and stay away. These have proved unfounded, although relatively few design groups have taken advantage of the new market.
We speak to the incoming CEO about why design needs to be at the forefront of “build back better” operations, and how her previous business background will help in her
While challenger investment platforms are reaching a new generation, there are plenty of design obstacles in the developing sector.
We speak to designer Christine Ayre, who was recently made a Fellow of King’s College London, about how design can give a sense of coherency to institutions’ output.
The design studio’s future-facing vehicle concept has Covid precautions and details inspired by the city of London.