The 14th annual edition of City Week will be held in-person in Central London, and also streamed live on our media channels, over two days between 20-21 May 2024. As in previous years, CW2024 is being organised in partnership with the UK Government, the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK, UK Finance and leading City institutions.
City Week brings together more than 1,000 top-level senior decision-makers from UK and overseas financial institutions for a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge presentations, panel discussions, social events and networking. Like previous editions, this year’s forum will feature many well-known names from the global financial services industry, the world of politics and the international regulatory community.
At the core of City Week are four separate summits (see below), which reflect the boardroom agenda of leading financial institutions from across the world.
The International Capital Markets FINANCIAL Leaders’ Summit
As the City of London develops its strategy as an independent, global financial centre, this summit explores how the UK government, policy makers, regulators and financial services leaders are working together to seize the opportunity presented by its independence to strengthen its position in the international capital markets.
The Climate Change and Natural Capital FINANCIAL Leaders’ Summit
With the effects of climate change increasingly visible and the dramatic impact of biodiversity loss better understood, we have convened government ministers, regulators and leaders of financial institutions from across the world to discuss the crucial role and responsibilities of the financial community in tackling these twin challenges.
The Tokenisation and Digital Assets FINANCIAL Leaders’ Summit
The tokenisation of financial assets through distributed ledgers and blockchain has the potential to shift the way that assets are managed and leveraged, while digital assets will transform the way that capital and financial markets work. This international summit brings together innovators and traditional financial firms to map out the future of financial markets and the challenges ahead.
Who should attend
Buy side: Pension Funds, Asset Managers, Wealth Managers, Hedge Funds & Digital Assets Hedge Funds
Sell Side, Platforms and Technology Infrastructure Providers
Central Banks, Policy Makers, Regulators
Consultants, Industry Bodies & Media
The AI AND TECHNOLOGY Financial Leaders’ Summit
Generative AI has already led to many use cases in financial services. However, the real potential may lie in next generation AI. At this summit, top AI experts will share their insights on this, global regulators will discuss emerging AI regulation and financial services leaders will discuss current and future AI applications, model risk management, and governance and ethical issues.
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- Citi UK
Following the Rules
CEO Tiina Lee, Nationwide CEO Debbie Crosbie and Howden CAP’s executive chair Mary O’Connor outline how finance companies can best set, monitor and promote their purpose as an organisation.
Today’s episode is a little different to normal. It is a recording of a recent panel discussion from City & Financial Global’s ninth annual 'Culture and Conduct Forum for the Financial Services Industry'. I was invited to moderate a panel on moral capitalism and we discussed how financial services can best link their profits with their purpose, how the newest intake of graduates is influencing firms decisions as they define and promote their purpose internally and externally, the transition to net zero and plenty more in between. I hope you enjoy it.
Shearman & Sterling
International Coordination - a Prerequisite for Digital Assets Regulation?
Digitisation is changing the way we own, trade and think about traditional financial assets. Resolving the legal and regulatory concerns that digital assets raise for financial services will open up tremendous commercial and economic opportunities. While international coordination of regulation and supervision might be desirable, this is, at best, likely to be slow and not comprehensive. Fortunately, a single legal and regulatory system, serving as a “home” jurisdiction for core businesses, can provide the solution to most, if not all, of the problems. The U.K. system, which looks to combine proper regulation and supervision in a business sensitive environment, makes an attractive proposition.
Shearman & Sterling
FINTECH CONSOLIDATION IN 2023: 10 THINGS
Consolidation will be an important foundation for the continued digital transformation of the financial services industry. The FinTech sector is maturing in profound ways, and the search for greater scale and diversification will be a critical driver for firms in the near term. In many cases, consolidation will be driven by a “flight to quality,” as potential investors and buyers, and even consumers, place a greater emphasis on FinTechs with strong legal and regulatory compliance records, including with respect to licensing, consumer data and operational resiliency. Consolidation will take various forms, from traditional M&A to strategic partnerships and investments. While transactions will vary in ways that are reflective of the diversity of the FinTech sector itself, here are 10 things that should be considered.
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