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.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating its 10th year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together industry leaders and policy makers from around the globe to consider together the future of global financial markets and London, in particular.

With keynote addresses from, amongst others, the WTO, the Summit will focus on offering practical ways for banks and corporations to concentrate on harnessing the benefits of digitisation for a more effective and transparent use of technology and data and a more streamlined approach to traditional business models.