ARE YOU CONFIDENT ABOUT ECONOMIC RECOVERY?

ROWAN BAMFORD | SNR DENTON
“I’m more optimistic now than say six months ago. I work as an M&A lawyer and there have been more transactions going through. Confidence seems to be returning. I think people had grown tired of not doing any trades.”

HUGH COLLINS| BLP
“I’m broadly optimistic about recovery but we’ve not seen the impact of the cuts yet. I’m not sure the private sector is going to be able to pick up the slack. I don’t think we’re going to have a double dip recession though.”

LUCY DEVLIN | SAPPHIRE SYSTEMS
“I’m more optimistic now. There seems to be more stability now in the market. It feels like the private sector is recovering. 2010 was a much better year than 2009, it will be interesting to see what happens this year.”