City & Financial Global is running its professional webinar series on Operational Resilience, built on the success of 6 preceding annual conferences and summits.

This series comprises five webinars, which will cover operational resilience practicalities in the context of the new challenges faced in the current crisis.


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.


This forum will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues facing M&A today, and will include keynote addresses from Colin Raftery, Senior Director, Mergers at the Competition & Markets Authority, and Simon Lindsay, Director General of the Takeover Panel.


This summit will feature a keynote address from Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA who will provide much needed guidance and clarity on how you can reduce the likelihood of facing regulatory action and mitigate the impact of it on your organisation and senior managers. It will address the tools available to you when faced with enforcement action including the latest focus resolution procedures allowing you to challenge the severity of the penalty while admitting liability.


This high-profile forum builds on the success of the previous related events that City & Financial Global and its partners have held. For instance, the inaugural Women in Finance Summit, which took place on the 24 January 2017 and attracted 250+ senior FS industry delegates, government officials and regulators from the UK and beyond.


The summit will bring together leading experts to provide a cross-cutting view of the emerging regulatory and ethical standards for data analytics, processing and management; to examine the data-related developments of most concern to regulators; and to discuss the fundamental changes that lie ahead. The event will also enable c-suite executives to benefit from real life case studies and best practices in the use, collection and sharing of data.


The Climate Risk and Green Finance Regulatory Summit will examine how the Green Finance Strategy is going to be implemented by the UK Government and financial regulators. It will clarify the practical steps that financial institutions need to be taking now in order to ensure that they are prepared and fully compliant. It will also examine the new opportunities that this seismic shift in finance will offer.


With keynote addresses from Robin Jones, Head of Technology, Resilience and Cyber, FCA and Lowri Khan, Director of Financial Stability at HM Treasury , the Operational Resilience in the Financial Sector Forum will focus on how to embed effective operational resilience and risk management practices in the rapidly evolving regulatory and technological landscape, whilst overcoming new risks and challenges linked to automation, innovation and digital disruption.