At this difficult time, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is the overwhelming focus of everyone’s attention, including those working in the financial markets. Although, as the Bank of England and the FCA pointed out recently, this crisis is temporary and will come to end, it will nonetheless have a longstanding impact on the financial services industry, not least in the debate on ESG and stakeholder relations. City & Financial Global – in partnership with the City of London Corporation and TheCityUK – is organising this series of virtual roundtables to help financial institutions to understand the implications of both the coronavirus and the end of the transition period for their businesses.

Building on the highly successful first City Week COVID-19 Webinar Series in May, which was attended by more than four hundred c-suite representatives from the financial services industry, City Week is delighted to announce that it will be running a second series of highly topical webinars. 

This second series comprises six cutting-edge webinars which bring together leaders from the financial services industry with other experts for an authoritative and informed discussion on the critical issues that need to be addressed as we enter the second phase of the crisis.

Employers are facing a crisis of epic proportions in managing their workforce through a period of unprecedented turmoil. The Government guidance is at best ambiguous, at worst contradictory. On the one hand they are emphasising that people need to stay at home and respect the lockdown; on the other, they have said that anyone who can go to work, should. However, before an orderly return to the workplace can be contemplated, employers must be confident that they are meeting their duty of care to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.

This City & Financial Global Virtual Roundtable Series covers the key issues employers, employment lawyers and HR professionals need to be aware of to meet their obligations to employees from a health and well-being perspective as well as a financial perspective. It will provide you with tangible, practical guidance on how to ensure best practice in employment and HR terms to minimise the risk of future claims from employees.

This City & Financial Global Virtual Roundtable Series covers the key issues lenders and other regulated firms need to be aware of to ensure they are meeting regulatory expectations to treat customers fairly. Given the urgency of the situation, much of the guidance has been rushed through, so it is more important than ever that you equip yourself with the facts to make the right decisions for your organisation.

The international community is facing a period of unprecedented complexity in complying with different, often competing, sanctions regimes. While the US sanctions regime is constantly evolving, the UK Government has promised to introduce a new British sanctions regime. Meanwhile, the EU, without the UK driving its sanctions policies, is likely to develop a much softer stance. It is against this backdrop that City & Financial Global is running its professional webinar series on Sanctions Regulation and Compliance 2020. This series comprises eight webinars covering the many new challenges which the Trump administration and Brexit brings.