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Tuesday 9 October 2018 17:00 - 19:30

Firms in all sectors – but especially financial services – face a continuing stream of new legislation and regulation emanating variously from local regulators, from supra-national bodies such as the International Accounting Standards Board, and of course (at least in the immediate future) from the European Union. Boards wade in the alphabet soup of GDPR, MIFID2, IFRS17 PS, CP and several more, including ‘Occasional Papers’.

The constant flow of regulatory change challenges firms and particularly their boards of directors on several levels.  All too many firms are preoccupied with the sterile and expensive activity of assuring compliance while a minority approach regulatory developments as an opportunity to develop or enhance competitive advantage.

This event is an opportunity for you to discuss how firms and their boards can most effectively anticipate and respond to regulatory change and enhance your understanding of what it means to act in the public interest whilst also staying true to your responsibilities as a director.  As part of the discussion we also aim to help you to develop a better understanding of the principles behind acting ethically in a commercial environment. Horizon-scanning and the potential challenges these might bring;

  • Stimulating and digesting useful input on the possible competitive implication of changes and ways to respond to these;
  • Thinking about organization capabilities needed to live with change as ‘business as usual’;
  • Making sure the executives’ decision-making framework enables it to spend enough time and resource on growing the business, not just protecting itself.

We have gathered an excellent panel of experienced and knowledgeable speakers to debate and educate on this subject.

Chaired by Henrietta Jowitt, herself an experienced NED and Chair of an asset manager’s Remuneration Committee and Deputy Director General at the CBI, other speakers include:

                Polly Williams – NED at Jupiter
                Michael Cole Fontayn – Chair of AFME and recently retired Chair of BNY Mellon (Europe)
                Peter Thal Larsen – EMEA Editor at Thomson Reuters Breakingviews
                Richard Fox – FCA

Event organiser

Contact Niki Park for more information.

020 7632 2152

17.00-17.30 Registration
17.30-19.00 Programme
19.00-19.30 Networking
19.30 Close of event




Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ

Nearest Public Transport

Chancery Lane Station (Central Line)