The Future of Finance
Backed by more than 30 years of collective experience, Future of Finance is an independent platform dedicated to reforming the financial services industry. Collaborating with experts in a number of fields, our financial practitioners strive to restore stability, productivity, and innovation in the industry, thereby providing great services and rebuilding customer trust.
Comprising experts in financial services, public policy, regulation and technology our practitioners work with:
Future of Finance is not a conference. Nor is it a debating chamber, a discussion forum, a networking event, a talking shop, or a think tank.
Though it hosts all of these activities, our primary purpose is to change the financial services industry. We aim to achieve our goals through:
Identifying Practical Measures for Change
Devising Impactful Changes to Law and Regulation
Re-Thinking Fiscal, Monetary, and Economic Policies
Promoting Innovation, Productivity, Competition, and Stability
We hold virtual meetings, interviews and publish papers and bring together long-established members of the financial services industry with entrepreneurs in technology and market authorities to explore how the financial services industry can grow faster by being more innovative.
Drawing on the expertise of all attendees, we devote our time to 4 particular problems or opportunities at each event. Solutions are advanced and tested via an Oxford Union-style debate, a keynote address with Q&A session, and a series of 5-minute soapbox addresses, on which the audience votes.
The most popular ideas from the soapbox addresses form the subject matter of structure round table discussions among attendees. Each round table is chaired by a specific attendee and the conclusions of each discussion are recorded by a chosen rapporteur.
Every event closes with rapporteurs presenting, on behalf of each round table, solutions to their specific problems and opportunities. Each solution is assessed by a panel of experts, who will decide whether to commission further work or abandon the solution as unworkable. Written accounts of all proposed solutions are made available on our website.
Ideas considered worthy of further investigation are assigned to working groups, whose initial membership is composed of members of the round table which devised it. Working groups are free to investigate the solution by any means they choose.
They are expected to report back to the next quarterly event on their progress towards turning the solution into reality, having consulted experts of their choosing and composed a plan for implementation.