NOW YOU KNOW ABOUT LEADENHALL
NOW YOU KNOW ABOUT
NOW YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE
Leadenhall was established in 1982 and is a leading Australian independent corporate advisory firm specialising in the valuation of businesses, intangible assets and intellectual property. We have a national team of 12 with offices in Sydney and Adelaide.
NOW YOU KNOW THE LEADENHALL NAME
We are often asked about the meaning of our name, Leadenhall. Leadenhall Street and Leadenhall Market are in the financial centre of the city of London and it is from here our name was derived. The history of Leadenhall dates back to the first century AD, when it was at the centre of the Roman city of Londinium. At that time there was a law court and marketplace on the site.
The present name, Leadenhall, refers to a manor with a large lead roof subsequently built on the site. The manor is first listed as belonging to Sir Hugh Neville in 1309. Neville allowed his tenants to use the grounds of the manor as a marketplace and by 1320 it had become an established poultry market and by the end of the century it was also known for its cheesemongers. Lord Mayor of London, Richard (Dick) Whittington, later acquired Leadenhall and in 1411 gave the site to the city of London. Over the years the market flourished to provide a site for selling poultry, grain, eggs, butter, cheese, herbs, wool, leather and cutlery. The famous London diarist, Samuel Pepys recorded in 1663 that he had bought a good leg of beef for sixpence there.
Three years later the market survived the Great Fire of London, suffering only a small amount of damage. In 1881 a new building was designed by Sir Horace Jones, who also designed Tower Bridge. The building, which remains on the site today, became the inspiration for our Leadenhall logo.
In 1982 a financial advisory firm named Leadenhall was founded in Australia. The name was chosen to reflect our reliability, our founder’s link to the UK, and our understanding of (financial) markets.
NOW YOU KNOW OUR LOGO
The diamond shape in our logo is a modern representation of the ceiling of the Leadenhall market building. The logo also represents clarity, with its similarity to a gemstone.
NOW YOU KNOW OUR INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATION
NOW YOU KNOW WHO TURNS TO US FOR VALUATION ADVICE
- ♦ Valuation course provider for Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
- ♦ Lecturers at TEC, Ausbiotech, and previously FINSIA and Kaplan
- ♦ Member of the ASIC Panel of Independent Experts
- ♦ Authors of the Australian Valuation Handbook since 1998
- ♦ Providers of CAANZ course ‘Improving quality IERs’
- ♦ Australian representative of the Valuation Research Group, voted Valuation Firm of the Year for the ninth year in a row in 2020.
Our six corporate values are the foundation of our culture, guiding our decisions and actions.
Doing the right thing.
Working together to achieve better outcomes.
A high standard in everything we do.
Maintaining an appropriate mix.
Having regard for others.
Enjoying our work and the company of our teammates and clients.
Rising Market Discount Rates – update Click to download PDF version Markets have declined over the last quarter as persistent inflation and the potential for further rate rises continue to weigh on the ASX 200. These fears have seen a rapid increase in government bond yields over the last month.
Celebrating 25 years in style After 25 years at Leadenhall (and in the valuation profession) I was lucky enough to have the entire month of May off as leave. During my time off, I went on a pilgrimage – which was both professional and personal. Leadenhall at the Leadenhall Market
1. Market discount rate update – introduction Click to download PDF version Inflation has slowed but economic uncertainty continues to drive market volatility, with growth in the Australian economy and household spending slowing. The selection of a reasonable discount rate therefore remains a key consideration, whether for the purpose of