With just over a month to go, we are eagerly anticipating our 3rd annual Future of Financial Services Conference – this year taking place on 2 June 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB.
When we launched the conference back in 2013, we wanted to create an event for the Financial Services industry which directly addressed the myriad changes and challenges which it was facing in a post-GFC world, taking into account the seismic technological shifts occurring globally, the shifting seats of economic power, and the changing regulatory and corporate landscape which has evolved in the era since 2008. More than this, though, we wanted to create an annual coming together of individuals from across the FS world – from media to regulators to investors to institutions, all of whom could share expertise and insights from their particular field to the benefit of the industry as a whole.
We are proud that the Future of Financial Services Conference is now recognised as one of the leading events in the financial services event calendar for senior professionals working in and supplying services to the UK’s growing financial services industry, attracting industry and business leaders from across Europe. In 2014 over 200 professionals met to exchange views and gain insights on where the industry is headed, recognise achievements and discuss areas for improvement; feedback included “Probably the closest thing we’ll get to having a ‘TED’ event for finance.”
There is no doubt that 2015 is yet another year for change. Global economies are fluctuating, political will and landscape is uncertain, the speed of technological change is immense and businesses are focused on maximising value, and how the financial services industry can navigate some of the major headwinds we are facing. We look to some of the key issues in the industry – the impact of a new Government on financial services, the importance of responsibility and accountability in the banking sector, the advance of financial technology and how we are going to finance our futures are all areas that will generate lively debate and insight. This will be helped in no small part by our chair Anthony Hilton, Financial Services Editor of the Evening Standard, and participants including Simon Jack of the BBC, Martin Gilbert Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, Alison Cottrell, Chief Executive of the newly formed Banking Standards Board; Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service and a delivery partner of Pension Wise; Josephine Cumbo, Pensions Correspondent, Financial Times, and of course Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.
We hope you can join us as we explore the changes on our doorstep and how, as an industry, we can ensure we continue to grow and develop – for further information, visit the Future of Financial Services Website. We look forward to seeing you on 2 June.