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 11th February, 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.

This timely conference will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the most effective measures and approaches to promote equality and diversity in the City and Corporate UK. Keynote speakers include John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister and Dr Tony Sewell CBE, Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and Managing Director, Generating Genius.

Opened by The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade and chaired by Sir David Wright GCMG LVO, Chair, TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group; Global Advisor, SMFJ and Former UK Ambassador to Japan, this high-profile conference will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the agreement’s key benefits as well as an analysis of the business opportunities in the key industry sectors, both in terms of export potential and direct investment.

This summit builds on the success of City & Financial Global’s previous five summits that have explored the evolving impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on the UK’s financial services industry. These conferences become ‘must attend’ gatherings for senior decision-makers in the UK financial services industry. Early booking for the November summit is strongly recommended.

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.