Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity around proposed reform of the audit sector and its regulation. The Kingman Review, the CMA Market Study, the current investigation by the BEIS Committee and the proposed Brydon Review are all helping focus attention on the dominance of the Big Four and the role of the Financial Reporting Council.
The purpose of the conference is to look at the case for audit reform in the UK in the light of all the various reviews. High level representatives from all the stakeholders concerned will be on the speaker panels and we are delighted that Sir Donald Brydon has agreed to give a keynote speech.
On March 29, the new UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act will come into force. This conference will focus on the impact on corporates and financial institutions; examine the implications for enforcement and litigation issues and aim to give practical guidance.
This event is being organised in partnership with the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK and UK Finance. The timing of the 4th event in the series has been determined by the feedback from the 350 participants at the last summit in November, who opted overwhelmingly for a further event to be held in March, on the basis that by then the lie of the land would be much clearer in terms of the type of BREXIT that will form the basis of the UK’s exit from the EU.
With a keynote speech by Matthew Wagstaff, Head of Bribery and Corruption, The Serious Fraud Office, this forum will help you identify the best strategies to manage regulatory and internal investigations and will help you understand both the technical and legal requirements of multiple jurisdictions, as well as the practical concerns and investigative methods used by government regulators and criminal prosecutors.
This event will examine the implications of Brexit for the provision of legal services in different practice areas, as well as its impact on clients and any potential opportunities that may arise.
City and Financial Global’s UK EV Infrastructure Summit will discuss a number of opportunities and challenges which will emerge during the transition to zero emission vehicles.
Join us on Thursday, 29th November in London to hear insightful presentations from, and informed debates among, senior government representatives and leading industry experts on the subjects that will shape both the present and the future of the EV industry.
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.