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 keynote, Julia Hoggett, Director of Market Oversight at the FCA has described it as a “state of mind”. Join us on 12th October online to hear more regarding the FCA’s current and future priorities including the control of inside information following the Abdel-Malek case.

City & Financial Global is delighted to announce its Regulation of Asset Management Virtual Summit, taking place on 14th October 2020. The catalyst for this event is the FCA’s recently published Discussion Paper on the new prudential regime for investment managers which proposes a radically new regulatory environment for the asset management industry. The aim is to bring it into line with the new European regime contained in the Investment Firms Regulation and Investment Firms Directive due to be implemented next year.

Featuring a keynote address by Nick Miller, Head of Asset Management, Financial Conduct Authority, the virtual summit represents the definitive online meeting place for all asset managers affected by these wide-ranging reforms.

This influential virtual Summit features contributions from key figures from the Home Office and the US Department of Justice who will discuss what they are doing to address both the perception and the reality of the economic crime threat.

The UK government has made it clear that it wants to build back greener as we emerge from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis, since it recognizes that the pathways to prosperity are the same as the pathways to net zero. The financial sector has a critical role to play in this and adjusting the regulatory framework in which financial services operate is one of the principal tools to effect the necessary changes.

This second annual edition of this well-attended forum, which is being held online on 19th November, will focus on key changes to the financial services regulatory regime being made in pursuit of a greener sector. It will provide practical, detailed guidance about the steps that financial institutions need to be taking now in order to ensure that they are prepared for, and fully compliant with, the emerging regulatory environment, as well as examining the new opportunities that this seismic shift in finance will bring.

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.