The Cryptocurrency Task Force, which was set up by the Chancellor in April, will deliver its Report in the Autumn. The Task Force is led by HM Treasury, the FCA and the Bank of England. It’s deliberations will result in proposals as to how the UK should regulate this dynamic but highly controversial new medium of exchange. This conference aims to give a forum for discussion of the report.
The 2nd Annual Blockchain FS Technology Forum, which will take place in London on November 7th, will address blockchain technology from a user-led point of view and will analyse its potential for the financial services industry – particularly its infrastructure – in the UK and beyond.
This summit builds on the success of the two previous editions. The timing has been chosen so that the summit will be held after the European Council meeting on 18-19 October. It is currently anticipated that the Heads of Terms for the long-term trade agreement will be submitted for discussion at this meeting, which will make the conference very topical.
Keynote addresses will be given by John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, and Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International, and Member of the Executive Committee at Financial Conduct Authority.
The forthcoming summit, which builds on the success of the three previous summits that City & Financial has organised on the SMCR, focuses on the key issues that all regulated firms need to get to grips with, whether they are asset managers and insurers who are finalising their implementation projects prior to coming within the ambit of the SMCR, or banks that are already within scope. The summit will address the needs of senior executives in all FCA and PRA regulated firms.
David Blunt, Head of Conduct Specialists, Financial Conduct Authority, has confirmed that he will give a keynote address.
The 4th Annual Culture and Conduct Forum builds on the success of the three previous editions. Dr Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority will be opening this prestigious forum in the morning with a fireside chat and keynote addresses will be given by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman and Kevin Stiroh, Executive Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“This year’s conference, the 38th in the series, will provide a forum for discussing all aspects of the Code. In doing so, it will assist practitioners and their advisers in keeping up to date with the regulation of takeovers and other transactions involving corporate control in the UK”.
Simon Lindsay, Director General, The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers
The UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit will be invaluable for both incumbents and start-ups that want to know how to adjust their business models to take full advantage of the significant opportunities presented by robo-advice and digital wealth management.
Anna Wallace, Head of Department, Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority will be delivering a keynote address at this event.
This year’s conference will be opened by Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists, Prudential Regulation Authority. His keynote speech, “Setting the right expectations for operational resilience”, will focus on the joint discussion paper on this topic that has just been published by the Bank of England, PRA and FCA.
The event will be looking at both short-term and long-term strategies to navigate BREXIT successfully and retain the current status as Life Sciences Hub, in Europe and beyond.
This summit conference will be the twelfth in this series and is firmly established as the leading event in this field. It will examine the detailed challenges and it will try to take both a short and long term view.