Martin Sorrell

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Jeremy Grantham

Hedge fund ‘ripoff’ sending investors to the poorhouse Hedge funds are coming under increasing criticism these days, with even fellow hedge fund mana(...)

John Malone’s Liberty Global owns Virgin Media. Photograph: Getty Images

US billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global may pledge as much as £500,000 (€633,000) to a UK campaign lobbying to keep the country in the European Un(...)

WPP secured net new business of $1.8 billion in the first quarter, compared with the $1 billion in Q1 last year

Britain’s WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, reported first-quarter like-for-like net sales growth in line with forecasts and ahead of last(...)

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley:  BP shareholders voted on April 14 to oppose his  $20 million pay package for 2015, the rare revolt reflecting outrage after the British oil and gas company recorded its biggest annual loss. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

Chief executives’ outsized pay packages are again coming under scrutiny, following a host of controversial pay awards in recent weeks. A fortnight ago(...)

Martin Sorrell: said he had spent more than three decades building WPP from a £1m company into one capitalised at £21bn

Martin Sorrell, the septuagenarian boss of advertising giant WPP, doesn’t like the word “pay”. Instead, it seems, he prefers the term “reward” to desc(...)

A man drinks from a beer can while wearing a virtual reality headset at a party hosted by Deloitte Digital during the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Planet Business

Image of the week: Virtual fun It is estimated that 97 per cent of people photographed wearing virtual reality headsets look stupid, but not this g(...)

Winning Unilever, L’Oreal and Tesco accounts  helped WPP secure £5.6 billion worth of net new business last year.

WPP outperformed global advertising rivals Omnicom and Publicis by winning big accounts in 2015, beating sales forecasts and saying it had made a soli(...)

The always ultra-clean Canary Wharf business district, with its HSBC, Barclays and Citi towers, decorates /pollutes the skyline.
Planet Business

Image of the week: Bringing in the trash They say there’s plenty more fish in the sea, but even if that’s true there’s even more plastic – or at le(...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said it was on track to hit its demanding full-year sales target after solid first-half demand in matur(...)

Every chairman will say his board is ego-free. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week I received an email inviting me to join a panel of self-important people talking about something I do not know much about. I said no. It was(...)

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