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New appointment in Centrus Dublin following growing corporate client base

13 Mar 2018

Centrus, one of the UK and Ireland’s fastest growing independent financial advisors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Taheny as Assistant Director in their Dublin office.  Mark joins Centrus from NatWest Markets and has over 8 years capital markets experience having previously worked with the bank in London and Singapore. Mark has extensive […]

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West Midlands Trains wins ‘Deal of the Year’ at the IJGlobal Awards 2017

13 Mar 2018

The West Midlands Trains Rolling Stock won “Deal of the Year” in the European Rail category of the IJGlobal Awards on the last 7th of March. The IJGlobal awards recognise excellence in transactions in each sector and region, and the winning deal must demonstrate genuine innovation and move the market forward. Centrus acted as commercial […]

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Centrus communities to support DoorWay Sleepout 2018

15 Jan 2018

Centrus Communities is how Centrus and its employees contribute to communities in a variety of ways, whether with our time, donations or professional input. One of our core values as a business is to provide high impact practical and fundraising support for inspiring charities. This is why Centrus has is supporting both with fund and […]

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Nine in 10 HAs seek funding for new development

12 Jan 2018

The Future of Treasury Management Survey results are here: Two-thirds of HAs plan to raise money this year, and most will look to the banks – but many question the number of lenders. As you may remember, Centrus has teamed up with Social Housing magazine to identify emerging treasury management trends within the social housing […]

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Centrus advises Electricity North West on successful £68m index-linked swap restructuring

12 Dec 2017

Electricity North West Limited (“ENW”), the owner and operator of the North West’s electricity distribution network, connecting more than 5 million people in the region to the National Grid…

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Rethinking treasury management: is your association ready for change?

27 Nov 2017

Strategic treasury management in social housing has evolved rapidly over recent years into something far more complex. Leading treasury teams are now building more robust and flexible frameworks that allow their organisation to seize opportunities and deliver ambitious organic growth. A holistic and innovative approach to financing and risk management is imperative for a treasury […]

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Housing Sector Market Update

21 Nov 2017

Although this is the newsletter for October, it would seem churlish not to include reference to the sheer excitement of an event last seen in July 2007, namely an increase in the Bank of England base rate. For reference, the ban on smoking in public places had just come into effect, the third generation Ford […]

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Shine a Light 2017 – Raising Awareness of Child Homelessness

9 Nov 2017

On the 13th October 2017, Jason Murphy and Matthew Reast from Centrus Advisors in Dublin participated in the ‘Shine A Light’ fundraising event in aid of Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland are a non-profit organisation based in Dublin that provide homeless services to the people of Ireland. Presently, homelessness is a significant issue in this country […]

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What does it mean to be ‘merger ready’?

8 Nov 2017

Merger may mean different things to different organisations, but there are some clear advantages when it comes to treasury. 2016 was very much the year of the “mega mergers” as L&Q and Affinity Sutton merged with East Thames and Circle respectively to form FTSE 100-sized behemoths. These newly-formed organisations have set the bar that bit higher […]

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First Bank of England Rate Rise in a Decade – A Sign of Things to Come?

2 Nov 2017

Earlier today, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee voted 7 to 2 to raise base interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5% – the first rate hike in a decade. This was widely expected by the market which had priced in a c.90% probability for a rate rise at close of business yesterday. It follows […]

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