The UK Financial Services Beyond BREXIT Summit, the 5th in this well-established series, is being held on the 28th October in central London.  Once again, we are delighted to be holding the summit in partnership with the City of London Corporation and TheCityUK. Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee at the Corporation, and Miles Celic, Chief Executive of TheCityUK, have both kindly agreed to speak. The objective of this conference, which is being held shortly before the UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October, either with or without a deal, is to look beyond BREXIT and examine the opportunities that lie ahead for the City and the wider FS industry.

City and Financial Global’s landmark conference represents a unique opportunity for those at the forefront of the asset management community to gain insights into best practice in complying with the new regulatory standards. We are delighted to welcome Nick Miller, Head of Asset Management, Financial Conduct Authority as our keynote speaker. He will outline the FCA’s agenda for reform and their expectations for the asset management industry as a whole. Our panel of expert speakers will also provide practical insights into an array of challenges facing asset managers, such as  how culture and conduct has developed as a key compliance issue; the drive towards increasing engagement and transparency; improving disclosure on fees particularly in relation to active and passive funds; choice and use of benchmarks; and credible performance reporting. Asset managers will also be profoundly affected by coming within the ambit of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) this December, as well as by the ongoing turmoil which surrounds Brexit.
Attending this Summit will enable you to drill down into the implications of these radical events for your firm and provide you with practical tools and strategies to ensure you are at the vanguard of regulatory compliance.

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.

  • Overview: is shareholder activism is growing in the UK?
  • Why are investors becoming more active?
  • Why would an activist target your company?
  • Current activist behaviour and techniques
  • Getting your house in order – how to minimise the risk of an activist approach and limit any damage caused
  • Successful strategies for engaging with an activist
  • The growing importance of ESG

We are delighted that David Blunt, Head of Conduct Specialists, Financial Conduct Authority, has confirmed that he will give a keynote address at the conference.

The forthcoming summit, which builds on the success of the four 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.

The 3rd Annual RegTech Automation and Compliance Forum will address the challenges that financial institutions are still facing in terms of developing appropriate skill sets at all levels of the business, as well as maintaining the capacity to deliver safe and secure operations whilst maximising the benefit of integrated RegTech solutions.

The 23rd World Conference of Banking Institutes will be a landmark event for the international financial services community – bringing together perspectives from across the world on the forces shaping the future of our sector.

Matthew Taylor will be one of many eminent speakers taking part in City & Financial’s highly topical summit on Employment Status in the New Economic Era. This will be your opportunity to hear directly from those at the heart of some of the recent court decisions, including Addison Lee, Pimlico Plumbers, Uber and Deliveroo. We are particularly pleased that Chris Jeans QC of 11KBW will be on hand to guide you through the complexities of these decisions.  Equally important is the issue of tax status and in particular the extension of IR35 to private sector contractors which for the first time will shift the tax burden to the organisation for which they work. Bill Dodwell, Tax Director, Office for Tax Simplification will share his thoughts on this and on their work on Platforms, the Platform Economy and Tax Simplification.

We are delighted that Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing will deliver a keynote address.

At a time when the housing crisis is at the top of the political agenda, this highly topical summit brings together an exceptional speaker panel of top housing experts, who will share their insights on the future for the UK housing sector and how to reach the government’s target of 300,000 new houses each year.