The Future of Finance Meetings

Future of Finance Meetings and Webinars for

2020

The Future of Finance Meetings for 2020 will boast a variety of high-profile financial speakers, we will host a series of Breakfast Meetings considering four overarching themes – Customers, Control, Culture and Competition. Follow this page for further updates.

Upcoming Meetings and Webinars

  • 21/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    BUILDING A DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES BUSINESS: DON’T IGNORE THE HUMAN FACTOR

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR IN COLLABORATION WITH FINTECH WALES BRINGING TOGETHER EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, RECRUITERS AND EXPERTS IN CORPORATE CULTURE


    16th July 2020 14:30-15.30 UK time


    The biggest obstacle to digitizing a traditional banking or insurance business is not legacy technology. It is legacy culture. It is well known that incumbents have struggled to recruit and retain digital talent. In fact, Glassdoor is replete with stories of how badly they get it wrong. Yet their existing workforces are more fearful than antipathetic. If they are to compete successfully with new entrants, established financial services businesses have to transcend legacy cultures in ways that enable them not only to attract new talent but bring their existing employees with them. At this Future of Finance webinar, hosted in conjunction with FinTech Wales, businesses which have made the transition successfully will share their knowledge and experience with experts in digitization, recruitment, education and corporate culture.

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  • 20/06/2020 - Future of Finance 1 Comment
    FROM OPEN BANKING TO OPEN FINANCE

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH BANKERS, ASSET MANAGERS, WEALTH MANAGERS, INSURERS AND FINTECHS


    Monday 27 July 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time


    No country in Europe has taken the possibilities of the Open Banking revolution more seriously than the United Kingdom. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), excited by the opportunity to improve services for retail consumers and SMEs through competition-led innovation, has approved 231 firms as Open Banking service providers. Impressed by the surge of innovative FinTechs developing novel services, the FCA is extending the experiment to savings, mortgages and insurance. That means the impact of competition and innovation will be felt throughout the industry, creating new threats for incumbents and new opportunities for firms prepared to change. At this Future of Finance event, panellists will ask what sorts of firm can cut costs and improve for consumers and SMEs while increasing profits for themselves.

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  • 18/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    FUND ACCOUNTING MIGHT NOT BE SAFE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTION

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH FUND ADMINISTRATORS, FUND MANAGERS AND TECHNOLOGY VENDORS

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time


    Fund accounting is no longer safe from technological disruption. Even if the net asset value (NAV) calculation methodology is invulnerable to modification by technology, the process by which NAVs are manufactured is open to change. Instead of NAVs being calculated once day, arbitrageurs might use the instant availability of stock prices to force fund accountants to produce them in real-time. Current data intermediaries will find their franchises threatened. Even if securities are not replaced by digital tokens, digitisation might mean whole new classes of asset can no longer be marked-to-model. As at any Future of Finance event, this webinar brings together fund accountants and would-be disruptors to explore whether there is a better way to value funds that can increase the size and profitability of the industry.

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  • 16/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    WHY TRADITIONAL WEALTH MANAGERS SHOULD BE WORRIED

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH WEALTH MANAGERS, ASSET MANAGERS AND CORRESPONDENT CLEARERS


    Monday 14 September 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time


    The wealth management industry has maintained its profitability even as other parts of the financial services industry have seen their margins squeezed. However, this is a tribute not to the efficiency of the industry but to the powerlessness of almost all wealth management clients and the price-insensitivity of some. Like payments before it, the handsome margins in wealth management have made the industry a target for technology-based disruptors which believe they can offer better outcomes and services. There are opportunities as well as threats, notably in the fields of data and artificial intelligence. And this Future of Finance event provides an opportunity for wealth managers to discuss with service providers and start-ups how they can work together to create a more innovative and efficient industry.

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  • 15/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    JOIN OUR PROPTECH THINK TANK TO HELP THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY FIND A WAY OUT OF THE LOOMING COVID 19 CRISIS

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE COLLABORATIVE, PROBLEM-SOLVING WORKSHOP FEATURING REAL ESTATE LANDLORDS, TENANTS, INVESTORS AND AGENTS AND EXPERTS IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING AI AND BIG DATA ANALYSIS


    Thursday 16 September 2020, 14.00-16.00 UK time
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    Thursday 30 September 2020, 14.00-16.00 UK time
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    Thursday 13 October 2020, 14.00-16.00 UK time

    As companies plot their paths back to normal office working, their landlords are grappling with a series of awkward and possibly even existential questions. Are rental income and capital values on the cusp of a sustained downturn? Will tenants lease as much space in future as they did in the past? How happy will tenants be to share a building with other companies? Will parking spaces and cycle racks be more important to commuters than buses, trains and subways? Will social distancing persist outside the office as well as inside it? Will companies want more but smaller offices in multiple locations – and, if so, what are likely to be the most popular locations? This invitation-only Future of Finance event will see a hand-picked panel of experts collaborate with an invitation-only audience of experts over six weeks and three moderated two-hour sessions to find answers to questions such as these, so the real estate industry can position itself successfully for what insiders predict will be a series of highly disruptive changes.


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  • 15/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS PART II

    22nd September 2020 2.00-3.00 pm BST time


    Incumbents in the securities services industry concluded last year that blockchain would not disrupt post-trade services after all. Yet the potential advantages of tokenising equity and debt securities, especially in terms of operational, intermediation and liquidity cost savings, remain compelling. And paths through the obstacles to progress are becoming clearer. Payment tokens and Stablecoins are filing the gaps at least until Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) finally solve the problem of on-chain (or on-network) settlement in multiple fiat currencies. Effective tools for safekeeping digital assets, and the orthodox financial assets that underpin some of them, are being designed. Work is under way to agree the technical standards that will allow tokenisation platforms and established trading platforms to inter-operate. Governments are gradually publishing rulings and even laws which offer issuers of digital tokens and their investors the regulatory certainty they need. This Future of Finance event picks up where the first left off and explores the current state of play in these four areas: settlement, safekeeping, standards and regulation.

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  • 15/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    HOW CAN OPERATIONAL RESILIENCE BE TURNED INTO A SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH BANKERS, OUTSOURCING SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OPERATIONAL RISK EXPERTS


    Mid-October 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time


    Operational risk has become a major concern of financial markets regulators. Natural hazards have always threatened business continuity, and the damage caused by warfare and terrorist attacks can be traced back as far. But advances in digital technology are creating new forms of technical vulnerability and cyber-risk, while outsourcing and the Cloud have created new network, interdependence and concentration risks. In the United Kingdom, regulators are pressing financial institutions to improve their operational risk management policies and procedures. In common with every Future of Finance event, this panel will bring together established service providers, potential disruptors and experts in the field to discuss how regulatory demands can be met without forfeiting competitiveness and blunting innovation.

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  • 15/06/2020 - Future of Finance 1 Comment
    TRADE FINANCE: EVERYONE NEEDS BUT NO-ONE WANTS A REVOLUTION IN TRADE FINANCE

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH TRADE FINANCE BANKERS, CORPORATES, TECHNOLOGY VENDORS AND FINTECHS 


    Date Q4 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time


    Trade finance is one of the biggest and simplest of banking businesses, but also one of the oldest. Its working practices remain archaic. Documentation is paper-based and the adoption of standards is patchy and slow. The result is higher levels of manual processing and lower levels of automation than in most financial markets. The manifold inefficiencies of trade finance have attracted technology vendors for more than 20 years. They are now joined by a horde of FinTechs which also see opportunities to cut the wastage of money and time, mitigate operational risk and accelerate the sourcing of finance and the payment of invoices. But a combination of bank resistance to change, plus the dependence of the benefits on network effects, are slowing progress down. This Future of Finance panel asks how it can be speeded up.

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  • 14/06/2020 - Future of Finance 0 Comments
    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WILL CHANGE MORE THAN THE WAY BANKING IS DONE

    A FUTURE OF FINANCE MEETING WITH TECHNOLOGY VENDORS AND BANKERS


    Q1 2021, The Walbrook Club, 37a Walbrook, London EC4N 8BS


    Open Banking and APIs have made it much easier for retail customers to change their bank. This has spawned a host of digital start-ups that aim to poach customers from traditional banks. But customer attrition might be only the beginning of a total transformation, for digital technology has the potential to do far more than change the way banking is done. It could change the very nature of money, securities and banking. At this Future of Finance event at the Walbrook Club, our expert panellists will explore with an invited audience how traditional banks and digital challengers can best position themselves to benefit from the coming revolution.

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