• 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.

Draft Guidance issued by the CMA at the end of January goes some way to explain how enforcement will be affected post-Brexit. However, this event will offer you an opportunity to hear direct from the CMA on what this means in practice. We are delighted to welcome Michael Grenfell, Director of Enforcement, Joel Bamford, Senior Director Mergers and Howard Cartlidge, Senior Director Cartels to the speaker panel to provide key insights into the CMA’s agenda for the future of competition regulation. They will be joined by a host of competition law specialists from leading organisations such as HSBC, British Airways and Shell who will give a holistic view of how these dramatic changes will affect all industry sectors.

This high-profile forum builds on the success of the first Women in Finance Summit held at Bloomberg’s headquarters in January 2017, the second edition of the same event held in March 2018 and the Vote 100 Women Summit, held in London last April, at which a member of the British Royal Family, HRH the Countess of Wessex, was a keynote speaker and participant. Each of these three events attracted 250+ senior delegates.

The Summit will be the official launch of the final report from the Technology and Law Commission investigation into the use of AI in the justice system, a collaborative programme which has drawn together the insights from industry, academia, political science, civil society, law enforcement and regulators. It will also look towards the wider impacts of AI on the legal system, including future skills, impacts on legal services, business models and the future role of businesses in society.

Now in its ninth year, City Week is the premier gathering of the international financial services community. It brings together policy makers and senior industry representatives from around the globe to consider together the future of financial markets and London, in particular. It consists of two days of cutting-edge conferences, seminars and networking opportunities, with other satellite events being held later during the week.