Now in its seventh 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 earlier during the week.Last year’s event, CW2016, was widely regarded as having been very successful. Some 700 participants from over 55 countries attended over the course of the two days, and more than 80% of them rated the event either excellent or very good. A short video on last year’s event is available to view on our YouTube channel by clicking here.This year’s gathering, CW2017, is being held against the backdrop of two highly significant changes in the geopolitical context. The first is that the UK will be leaving the EU within two years on a basis as yet to be determined. The only certainty at this stage is that the UK will leave the Single Market. While the UK Government is keen to negotiate a bespoke deal for access to the EU27’s markets for financial services, there can be no certainty about this, nor is there any guarantee that a transitional period can be agreed. Given the reliance of European corporates on the City of London for their financing, the impact of any loss of access will also have a major impact on EU27 countries.The second is the new political direction being taken by President Trump in the U.S. With the advent of the ‘America First’ doctrine, there is certainly a cloud hanging over the future of globalisation and free trade. America has already announced its intention to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the prospects for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership also look bleak. The picture is further complicated by continuing turmoil in the Middle East, the future of sanctions around the world, the evolving relationship between the U.S. and both Russia and China, and the continuing shift of the centre of economic gravity towards the East.This challenging context will make for some very interesting discussions at City Week 2017. Key topics include:
Over the course of City Week 2017, a highly eminent faculty of international speakers will explore these crucial themes, including their economic and market impact.The Board of Patrons for City Week 2017 includes the following distinguished individuals:
This conference is accredited by both the Solicitors' Regulation Authority for six Continuing Professional Development Points and by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment for six hours’ CPD
City & Financial is an Approved Provider for GARP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Attending this program qualifies for 17 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) or Energy Risk Professional (ERP®), please record this activity in your Credit Tracker .
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