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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.

Creating a culture of challenge – breakfast with Alison Cottrell, Banking Standards Board

14 September 2017• Driving diversity • Diversity breakfast • Alisn Cottrell, Banking Standards Board

Diversity of thought and a willingness to challenge group think are essential aspects of diversity, particularly in financial services. This year, the Banking Standards Board published the findings of its annual assessment exercise conducted with 22 member firms and generating 28,000 responses.  One-third of those surveyed said that people in their organisation become defensive when their views […]

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Creating a culture of social impact investing – dinner with Elizabeth Corley, Allianz Global Investors

12 September 2017• Sustainable business • Private dinner • Elizabeth Corley, Allianz Global Investors

In December 2016 the UK government launched a review to investigate how to create a culture of social impact investing. Elizabeth Corley, vice chair of Allianz Global Investors, is chair of the advisory group that was asked to address the question: ‘How can the savings, pensions and investment industries, with the support of government, engage with […]

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What next for capital markets union? – breakfast with Niall Bohan, European Commission

20 July 2017• Unlocking capital markets • Policy breakfast • Niall Bohan, European Commission

At this breakfast Niall Bohan, head of unit – capital markets union at DG FISMA, will focus on the progress made by the capital markets union initiative since it was launched in 2014, what the priorities are for the next few years, and what direction CMU may take in light of Brexit. At the event we […]

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The benefits and challenges of neurodiversity – dinner with Ray Coyle, Auticon

28 June 2015• Driving diversity • Private dinner • Ray Coyle

At this dinner on neurodiversity, Ray Coyle, UK chief executive of Auticon will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with staff on the autism spectrum. Auticon specialises in placing IT and compliance consultants who are autistic. Ray will share his views on the benefits of neurodiversity, the common misconceptions about working with autistic colleagues, and offer […]

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The challenges facing financial markets and regulation – dinner with Sir Jon Cunliffe, Bank of England

24 May 2017• The role of markets • Private dinner • Sir Jon Cunliffe

At this dinner, Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, will explore some of the main challenges facing the financial markets – from financial stability and concentration, to technology, Brexit and the social licence of banking and finance – and their implications for regulators and supervisors. He outlined […]

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Diversity breakfast: creating a culture of self-reporting – with Simon Fillery, Bank of England

25 April 2017• Driving diversity • Diversity breakfast • Simon Fillery, Bank of England

The Bank of England has been working hard to encourage staff to share information on diversity characteristics, including sexuality, disability, gender, ethnicity, carer status and religion. According to the Bank’s 2016 annual report, more than 80% of staff are comfortable about sharing their diversity data, LGBT disclosure has increased to 2.5% from 2%, disability disclosure […]

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Purposeful pensions: rethinking the UK pensions and investment industry – dinner with David Pitt-Watson, LBS

20 April 2017• The role of markets • Private dinner • David Pitt-Watson, London Business School

At this dinner, David will go back to basics and explore the underlying purpose of the pensions and investment industry, and identify what the industry in the UK might look like if it were redesigned around its customers’ interests and the fundamental aim of providing a reliable income from retirement to death. The discussion will […]

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In light of Brexit, what can the UK government do to make the framework for business and financial services as competitive as possible?

12 April 2017• Brexit • Policy breakfast

With Article 50 set to be triggered by the end of this month, this is the second in a series of two breakfasts for policy specialists at which we will discuss what measures the UK can take right now to ensure and improve the competitiveness of the business and financial services framework in the UK. […]

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Diversity & culture: the Financial Reportng Council report on corporate culture

30 March 2017• Driving diversity • Diversity breakfast • Anna Colban, FRC

Upcoming breakfast event to discuss the Financial Reporting Council’s research into corporate culture. We are very pleased to have Anna Colban, one of the authors of the FRC’s report, as our guest speaker. Last year, the FRC undertook an extensive consultation to better understand how companies address culture, to encourage debate and identify good practice […]

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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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