City & Financial Global

City & Financial Global is one of the UK’s leading research-based conference and webinar providers. We specialise in the following areas:

  • Financial Markets and Regulation
  • Technology, FinTech and Cyber Security
  • BREXIT – business implications for all sectors
  • Infrastructure/public-private partnerships
  • Business Strategy and Law
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Energy and renewables

Featuring speaker panels of exceptional quality, our cutting edge programmes provide real insight into the latest developments in each of these areas, as well unrivalled networking opportunities.

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COVID-19 Statement for City & Financial Global (as of 7 April 2020)

The health and wellbeing of our delegates, speakers, sponsors, patrons and partners are a priority for the City & Financial Global team.

We are concerned about COVID-19 and are very closely monitoring any developments announced by the UK government and health experts internationally.

Any conferences which were originally scheduled to take place prior to the summer break will either be held online as webinars or have been moved back to the Autumn (see ‘Upcoming Conferences’ tab).

If you have any concerns, please contact our team at info@cityandfinancial.com. We will also post regular updates on our website and social media.

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The UK Government published its Green Finance Strategy last July, setting out a detailed plan for greening finance, financing clean growth and seizing the opportunity to establish the UK as a global leader in green finance. An abundance of further developments in 2019 and 2020, including many new policies and taxonomies regarding ESG, countless commitments to net-zero and many game-changing AGM resolutions, set green finance in stone as one of the most important themes for financial institutions. The emergence of Covid-19 this year threatened to stunt the progress of ESG-related initiatives, however the recent publication of the EU’s Taxonomy on sustainable investing, the draft Joint Consultation paper on ESG investing and updates to the PRI suggest that ESG is still firmly on the agenda. Most commentators agree that this is not the time to disregard ESG, supported by clear evidence that companies with higher ESG ratings are outperforming their peer group during this crisis.

It is against this backdrop that City & Financial Global are running this series of virtual roundtables on ESG investing. They aim to provide a forum for a necessary and rigorous analysis of ESG investing and a discussion of whether and how ESG achieves Alpha returns, especially in the aforementioned context. This discussion will include an overview of omnipresent ESG themes, including the role of the investor as a steward of change in companies and the increasing contribution ESG makes to the energy transition and achieving net zero, and topics that have emerged as a result of the pandemic, including the weighting assigned to different ESG characteristics, the performance of ESG stocks under pressure and the possibilities of accelerating our focus on sustainability through rebuilding the economy with respect to it.

Further details about this event will be available soon.

To register your interest in attending this event, please email bookings@cityandfinancial.com.


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.


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COVID-19 Statement for City & Financial Global (as of 12 March 2020)

COVID-19 Statement for City & Financial Global (as of 12 March 2020)

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Past & Present Speakers

HRH the Prince of Wales
HRH the Prince of Wales
Valdis Dombrovskis
Valdis DombrovskisVice-President and Commissioner, Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Dr Andrew Bailey
Dr Andrew BaileyChief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority
Charlotte Hogg
Charlotte HoggChief Executive, VISA Europe

Featured Testimonials

“We’ve worked with the C&F team on many conferences relating to accountability, the team here are exceptionally good at organising events. A broad and diverse mix of delegates and that’s of most interest because that’s why people come to conferences; to peer to peer network and talk, you have to have enough people of the right calibre in the room, and that’s what City & Financial do differently to other conference organisers”.
Carl Redfern, Compliance Director, Redland Business Solutions Ltd
“Interesting discussion around Brexit and the implications for the energy sector. I think it’s got a excellent range of speakers from academia, politicians as well as industry speakers, which helps getting that spread”.

“Also if you look at the delegate list, it’s great for networking to see the wide range of delegates from across the UK who are in attendance”.

Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK
“As ever with City week it’s a fantastic gathering of senior people from across the industry talking about the key issues that we need to deal with as practitioners looking at both where the opportunities for the industry are, what the challenges are that we need to meet, but also being able to talk to policy makers, with regulators and with others to share our experiences, our perspectives and our thoughts to look forward to the future”.
Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK
“It’s the largest Brexit conference I’ve seen for at least two years, and I think that it’s a very great mix of people; in terms of seniority and in terms of spread and geographically, because it’s not just people from London, some people are coming from outside (London)”.
Jonathan Herbst, Partner and Global Head of Financial Services, Norton Rose Fulbright
“I would like to say a massive thanks @cfconferences for pulling together so many experts for the event yesterday. Felt like the Glastonbury of Conduct with headline acts, great content and sell-out crowd. Plenty of content for us to go away and act on our journey to regain trust”.
Robert Longmuir, Client Governance, Aberdeen Standard Investments
“I think City & Financial events, certainly in the Brexit sphere are the go to event”.

“I can’t say very much about the other ones, because if I’m completely honest, I don’t go to any other ones, this is the go to conference each year”.

Rachel Kent, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

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