About Us

What we set out to do

We set out to improve management effectiveness through the availability of the right market information and news.

Having the right information at the right time is key to our ability to carry out our work effectively. Information overload, however, is the problem, not the solution. Newslink provides the targeted, relevant, timely information management needs.

Our Vision : That the service should :

  • Be the single source for the significant banking and insurance intelligence worldwide
  • Be Concise - to optimise your time
  • Connected - linking the news and information meaningfully together
  • Provide super fast delivery - no delays to access the information you need
  • offer powerful search and indexing functions
  • offer instant report functions
  • enable customised email alerts

Who provides the service

Editor Insurance : Douglas Shillito


Douglas is a leading insurance business analyst and commentator.

After starting his career with Royal Insurance in a variety of management roles, followed by a spell as a business consultant with a company of insurance systems analysts, he formed Shillito Market Intelligence in 1981, pioneering a number of newsletters, other publications and conferences on the strategic application of information technology to the insurance markets. In 1993 he started Insurance Newslink which has grown to a service with more than 41,000 articles available to subscribers (as at February 2012).

He acts as chairman, facilitator, speaker and trainer at public and private events worldwide. In a consultancy capacity he has advised over 100 clients-market players and leading IT suppliers. He regularly writes sponsored white papers for major IT companies on the insurance markets and the business impact of IT.

Douglas is a past vice president of the Chartered Insurance Institute, was a founder and past chairman of the CII Society of Fellows, and has been a judge at the British Insurance Awards, the Insurance Times Awards and School of Finance Innovation Awards. He is a member of the Geneva Association Communications Advisory Committee and lecturer at Cass Business School, City University in London on courses for insurance executives.

Editor Banking : Denise Smith


Denise is an experienced writer and editor having worked in the publishing industry for more than 20 years across an eclectic range of projects in a variety of formats and channels.

Denise spent 14 years at the IFS School of Finance (previously known as The Chartered Institute of Bankers), with 6 years as the Publications Manager. During that time she was the Managing Editor of Financial World, the organisation’s flagship membership magazine and Editor of Financial World Online, the magazine’s website.

Now freelance, Denise writes articles for B2B, trade and lifestyle magazines, academic journals, PR companies and websites. She has also provided editorial services for a variety of magazines such as the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody and the Journal of Securities Law, Regulation & Compliance.

Denise has an MA in Management Studies from Canterbury Christ Church University, which she passed with distinction. She also has a Higher Diploma in Administration for which she won the RSA National Recognising Achievement Award for Professional Administration.

Companies connected to OnlyStrategic:

Shillito Market Intelligence Limited

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Denise Smith Publishing Services

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OnlyStrategic founders

OnlyStrategic was founded by Douglas Shillito and Andy Miller.