According to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), complying with the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) is more than adhering to a set of prescriptive requirements. Our conference keynote, Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA has described it as a “state of mind”. Join us on 28th April in London to hear more regarding the FCA’s current and future priorities including the control of inside information following the Abdel-Malek case.


Join us at the Payment Systems Regulation and Innovation Summit, taking place on June 4th in Central London, and hear first-hand from regulators, banks, payment providers and FinTech companies on their strategies and on the opportunities available for all players within the payment ecosystem.


The international community is facing a period of unprecedented complexity in complying with different, often competing, sanctions regimes. While the US sanctions regime is constantly evolving, the UK Government has promised to introduce a new British sanctions regime. Meanwhile, the EU, without the UK driving its sanctions policies, is likely to develop a much softer stance. It is against this backdrop that City & Financial is running its professional webinar series on Sanctions Regulation and Compliance 2020. This series comprises eight webinars covering the many new challenges which the Trump administration and Brexit brings.

At this difficult time, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is the overwhelming focus of everyone’s attention, including those working in the financial markets. Although, as the Bank of England and the FCA pointed out recently, this crisis is temporary and will come to end, it will nonetheless have a longstanding impact on the financial services industry, not least in the debate on ESG and stakeholder relations. City & Financial Global – in partnership with the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK and UK Finance – is organising this series of webinars to help financial institutions to understand the implications of both the coronavirus and the end of the transition period for their businesses.


The Chancellor recently announced £640 billion of gross capital investment for roads, railways, communications, schools, hospitals, housing and power networks across the UK by 2024-25. This includes the largest ever investment in English strategic roads, with over £27 billion between 2020 and 2025, as well as a £10.9 billion increase in housing investment to support the commitment to build at least one million new homes by the end of the Parliament. A detailed breakdown of the £640 billion commitment will be provided in the National Infrastructure Strategy.

The UK Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Investment Summit (13-14 July, London) will provide a perfect opportunity for an in-depth analysis of the national Infrastructure Strategy and its implications for both the public and private sectors.


With keynote addresses from, amongst others, the WTO, the Summit will focus on offering practical ways for banks and corporations to concentrate on harnessing the benefits of digitisation for a more effective and transparent use of technology and data and a more streamlined approach to traditional business models.


Celebrating its 10th year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together industry leaders and policy makers from around the globe to consider together the future of global financial markets and London, in particular. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, workshops, social events and networking opportunities, with other satellite events being held later during the week.


The second edition of the EV Infrastructure Summit (7 – 8 October) will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in establishing a UK-wide charging infrastructure as part of the transition to zero emission vehicles. Hear insightful presentations from, and informed debate between senior experts and government representatives on the key topics involved in the roll-out of the required infrastructure. The programme will also look at the wider implications for the interconnected transportation, infrastructure and energy industries.


According to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), complying with the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) is more than adhering to a set of prescriptive requirements. Our conference keynote, Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA has described it as a “state of mind”. Join us on 28th April in London to hear more regarding the FCA’s current and future priorities including the control of inside information following the Abdel-Malek case.


The publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Guidance on Cryptoassets in July highlighted the complexities of regulating such a dynamic and diverse area of finance. A combination of market immaturity, volatility and opacity raises concerns about market integrity, manipulation and consumer protection. Indeed, the FCA has controversially proposed to ban the sale to retail clients of investment products that reference cryptoassets.

This event will build on the success of City & Financial’s previous Summit on the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies, but will focus on the regulation of cryptoassets in more general terms as it applies to all forms of digital tokens.