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At the heart of New Financial is a managed programme of private dinners, briefings and workshops. We provide a private forum for senior individuals with different perspectives from across the industry – investors, issuers, banks, and government – to work together to address common challenges.

Launch of ‘What have the capital markets ever done for us? And how could they do it better?’ – PR & comms

3 March 2017• Unlocking capital markets • PR & comms breakfast

‘But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health – what have the Romans ever done for us?’ Monty Python – Life of Brian This event is part of a series of launch events for senior executives, policy and regulation specialists, and PR & comms, to […]

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Launch of ‘What have the capital markets ever done for us? And how can they do it better?’

28 February 2017• Unlocking capital markets • Policy breakfast

‘But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health – what have the Romans ever done for us?’ Monty Python – Life of Brian This event is the first in a series of launch events for senior executives, policy and regulation specialists, and PR & […]

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The challenges of diversity data disclosure – diversity breakfast with the SRA

14 February 2017• Driving diversity • Diversity breakfast

With initiatives such as the HMT Women in Finance Charter and New Financial’s own diversity disclosure research there is ever-growing pressure on financial services companies to disclose more data on diversity. While there are many firms who see the benefits of being open and transparent, there are many common arguments made against disclosure, such as: ‘legal says […]

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Preparing for gender pay gap reporting – diversity breakfast with Sam Smethers

31 January 2017• Driving diversity • Diversity breakfast • Sam Smethers

The financial services industry has the widest gender pay gap of any sector in the UK and many firms are concerned that the number they have to publish next year won’t look pretty . This breakfast discussion with Sam Smethers, chief executive of The Fawcett Society, will explore what drives the gender pay gap in financial […]

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What does the City want from Brexit? And what can it reasonably expect? – dinner with Lord Bridges of Headley

24 November 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Lord Bridges of Headley

The City of London and the wider capital markets industry has a long shopping list of what it wants from Brexit. It is less clear on what it can reasonably expect, given the competing political imperatives in the UK and the rest of the EU. At this private dinner for senior executives and policymakers, Lord […]

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The future of UK regulation post-Brexit – dinner with Andrew Bailey, Financial Conduct Authority

9 November 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Andrew Bailey

In the wake of the referendum the framework for UK and EU-wide financial regulation faces huge uncertainty. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, said before the referendum that he did not expect there to ‘a bonfire of regulation’ whatever the outcome. At this dinner he will outline his views on the future […]

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The role of culture and ethics in financial stability – dinner with Dr Andreas Dombret, Deutsche Bundesbank

20 October 2016• Rebuilding trust • Private dinner • Dr Andreas Dombret

Rethinking the culture in banking and finance is an essential part of restoring trust and stability in the financial system. Dr Andreas Dombret, an executive board member of the Deutsche Bundesbank with more than 20 years’ experience as a senior investment banker, has been a vocal advocate of better culture in the industry and its […]

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Beyond Brexit: what next for European capital markets? (2)

10 August 2016 • Breakfast workshop

So, Brexit it is. And as Theresa May has said, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. However, Brexit will mean very different things for different sectors of the capital markets and to different firms within those sectors. Due to high demand, we are hosting two workshops on Brexit. The latest event in our policy breakfast series will bring together […]

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Beyond Brexit: what next for European capital markets? (1)

3 August 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Breakfast workshop

So, Brexit it is. And as Theresa May has said, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. However, Brexit will mean very different things for different sectors of the capital markets and to different firms within those sectors. The latest event in our policy breakfast series will bring together different sectors of the capital markets to discuss how Brexit will […]

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Diversity breakfast: a discussion with Simon Fillery, head of inclusion at the Bank of England

27 July 2016• Driving diversity • Breakfast workshop

The Gadhia Review and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter have pushed gender diversity in the financial services industry back up the agenda. The latest workshop in our diversity breakfast series will focus on how some of the principles outlined in Jayne-Anne Gadhia’s report can be applied to to other areas of diversity beyond gender. Simon Fillery, […]

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The impact of Brexit on capital markets – dinner with Jonathan Faull, European Commission

2 June 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Jonathan Faull

Jonathan is head of the European Commission’s Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum. Having spent more than 30 years at the Commission, including being head of the financial stability and financial services division, and justice and home affairs, it’s hard to think of anyone who knows more than Jonathan about how […]

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How capital markets can help drive growth in Europe – dinner with Olivier Guersent, European Commission

31 May 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Olivier Guersent

Since the financial crisis the European Commission has launched more than 40 significant reforms of banking and finance in Europe. As the fallout from the crisis begins to settle, the industry and the Commission are keen to reflect on the future framework of capital markets. This private dinner for senior executives from across the capital markets will […]

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Women in financial services: beyond the Gadhia Review (take 2)

27 May 2016• Driving diversity • Breakfast workshop

Due to overwhelming demand we are re-running this diversity breakfast to discuss implementing the recommendations of the Gadhia review into women in financial services, and what it means to be a Women in Finance charter signatory. It will include discussion of the following themes: Signing the charter – How have the Gadhia recommendations been received […]

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The impact of Brexit on capital markets – PR and comms perspective

25 April 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Breakfast workshop

This breakfast workshop will discuss the PR and communications implications of the potential impact of Brexit on capital markets in Europe based on our recent report ‘The potential impact of Brexit on European capital markets‘ The report, which is based on in-depth interviews with 25 different market participants across the capital markets, shows pretty unequivocally that […]

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The impact of Brexit on capital markets – policy breakfast

19 May 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Breakfast workshop

This breakfast workshop will discuss the policy and regulatory implications of the potential impact of Brexit on capital markets in Europe based on our recent report ‘The potential impact of Brexit on European capital markets‘ The report, which is based on in-depth interviews with 25 different market participants across the capital markets, shows pretty unequivocally […]

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Women in financial services: beyond the Gadhia Review

26 April 2016• Driving diversity • Breakfast workshop

This latest event in our diversity breakfast series is to discuss implementing the recommendations of the Gadhia review into women in financial services, and what it means to be a Women in Finance charter signatory. It will include discussion of the following themes: Signing the charter – How have the Gadhia recommendations been received in […]

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Beyond bonuses: what really motivates people? Dinner with Dr Raj Persaud

25 April 2016• Getting pay right • Private dinner • Dr Raj Persaud

While the debate over the quantum and structure of pay in the financial markets rumbles on, perhaps the bigger question is being overlooked: does money and bigger bonuses motivate people in the right way? This private dinner with with Dr Raj Persaud, a Consultant Psychiatrist and psychologist, will focus on ‘Beyond bonuses: how to motivate staff […]

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How (not) to talk about Brexit – PR & comms breakfast

6 April 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Breakfast workshop

The EU referendum on 23 June and potential Brexit is one of the most important and politically-charged issues facing the financial services industry in the UK and Europe. This breakfast for senior PR and communications professionals will focus not on the case for Remain or for Leave, but on the communications aspects of the Brexit […]

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Rebuilding trust between regulators and regulated: dinner with Andrea Enria, EBA

4 April 2016• Rebuilding trust • Private dinner • Andrea Enria

Rebuilding trust in the banking system and between regulators and the organisations they regulate is an essential part of a sustainable recovery in the European banking sector. While progress has been made, there is still work to be done in repairing trust in the banks’ numbers, their future conduct, and their approach to pay and […]

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Swimming with Sharks – dinner with Joris Luyendijk

29 February 2016• Rebuilding trust • Private dinner • Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist and anthropologist by training, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Bankers, he thought, were ruthless, competitive, bonus-obsessed sharks, irrelevant to his life. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector in a series of interviews for The Guradian. Joris immersed himself in the […]

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Between Debt and the Devil – dinner with Adair Turner

23 February 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Adair Turner

Adair Turner became chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In his new book Between debt and the Devil, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are […]

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The future framework for capital markets in Europe: dinner with Steven Maijoor, ESMA

9 February 2016• Unlocking capital markets • Private dinner • Steven Maijoor, ESMA

Since the financial crisis the European Commission has launched more than 40 significant reforms of banking and finance in Europe. As the fallout from the crisis begins to settle, the industry, the Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority are keen to reflect on the future framework of capital markets. This private dinner for senior […]

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Diversity breakfast series – Counting Every Woman 2015

22 January 2016• Driving diversity • Breakfast workshop

This workshop will focus on the second annual study published by New Financial of gender diversity at a senior level in the European capital markets industry: Counting Every Woman 2015. This year the research covers diversity on boards and executive committees on boards and executive committees at more than 200 organisations across 11 different sectors of […]

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Making the case for pay in capital markets – PR & comms workshop

14 January 2016• Getting pay right • Breakfast workshop

In financial markets, the debate over pay is about than just the numbers: pay is an important barometer of how the industry sees itself in relations to customers, shareholders and society. This breakfast workshop for senior executives in PR, marketing and communications will explore the communications perspective on this controversial and important issue.  It will […]

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Diversity breakfast series – the Gadhia review of gender diversity in financial services

4 December 2015• Driving diversity • Breakfast workshop

In summer 2015, the UK government commissioned Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money, to conduct a review of gender diversity in financial services (full details of the review can be found here). In November, she presented her initial three proposals: –  Setting and disclosing targets for diversity –  Setting a strategic plan for improving […]

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