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.

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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


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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