Russ Bryan

Russ Bryan is founder of Portfolio Marketing Communications, a highly qualified marketing and communications consultancy with a proven track record in finance and technology markets. Based in the City of London, his firm delivers board level strategic counsel and executive level implementation for corporate and business-to-business campaigns. The firm’s experience base covers consultants, insurance firms, stockbrokers, software vendors and wealth managers. Current clients include Ernst & Young. Before setting up Portfolio, Russ (51) co-founded a marketing boutique, Ascension Consulting, with a former colleague from American Express. Russ has also worked for Band & Brown Communications, a Camden-based PR agency and Landmark Consultants, an advisory led communications agency. He left Band & Brown as a Senior Consultant in the Business Division. At these firms, Russ specialised in PR, branding and stakeholder relations work for technology clients including BT, Viatel, Xchanging, Cisco Systems, Evolution and Sony Ericsson. A business management graduate (2:1), Russ is a Fellow and diploma member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, holds the CAM diploma in PR and the Market Research Society diploma. He is a Chartered Marketer.

Latest content from Russ Bryan

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?
Asset management

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

1y | By Russ Bryan, Director

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial in...

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Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management
Banking

Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management

2y | By Russ Bryan, Director

Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return...

As with the 2008 market crash, the coronavirus has brought the issue of exposure management to prominence once again. Recent market volatility has sen...

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Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II
Insurance

Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II

2y | By Russ Bryan, Director

Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder ...

The clock is ticking on the European Union (EU)’s Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which comes into force on 3 September 2020. It’s part of a...

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The new radicals: a better approach to wealth technology
Asset management

The new radicals: a better approach to wealth technology

2y | By Russ Bryan, Director

The new radicals: a better approach to wealth tech...

The wealth industry has never found it easy to implement systems and adapt to new technologies. One reason for this is that there is a cultural divide...

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The future of client reporting and the need for joined-up thinking
Insurance

The future of client reporting and the need for joined-up thinking

3y | By Russ Bryan, Director

The future of client reporting and the need for jo...

Client reporting is often seen as the sterile end of any investment process; a cost of doing business rather than an area that can...

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“System consolidation will solve all your operational problems, Sergei. Simples!” Well, maybe not, Aleksandr
Trading & brokering

“System consolidation will solve all your operational problems, Sergei. Simples!” Well, maybe not, Aleksandr

3y | By Russ Bryan, Director

“System consolidation will solve all your operatio...

For buy-side firms, the need to manage operations with more efficiency has never been greater, for two key reasons. For many years the industry as a w...

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Getting the best from the client-vendor relationship
Asset management

Getting the best from the client-vendor relationship

3y | By Russ Bryan, Director

Getting the best from the client-vendor relationsh...

For buy-side firms, the need to manage operations with more efficiency has never been greater. Rising regulatory costs and fee compression driven by p...

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The malevolent finale to Mifid II
Banking

The malevolent finale to Mifid II

3y | By Russ Bryan, Director

The malevolent finale to Mifid II

Cost disclosure may well yet prove to be the most pernicious element of the EU’s entire consumer protection strategy. Part of Mifid II...

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