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Innovation

FT-Paul Hastings Series: Tomorrow’s Global Business - London

Innovation and Growth in Challenging Markets

London |
Speakers include:
Josh  Bayliss

Josh Bayliss

Virgin Group

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Schroders

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Financial Times

Overview

Achieving and securing growth, value and sustainability in today’s volatile markets has become the major corporate challenge. Business leaders and investors in every sector must constantly evaluate and assess their position against increasingly fierce competitors. Today, these include a growing array of digital disruptors, fuelled by the latest technology. Their success showcases the ease in which marketplaces can be exploited by simple yet transformative business models.

For established companies though, embracing innovation and adopting new business models can prove difficult. Many large organisations typically face a complex mix of regulatory, financing, talent and legal issues and it can take significant investment and leadership expertise to truly transform the way a large company operates.

In the second of a series of high-level, invitation-only events under the umbrella theme ‘Tomorrow’s Global Business’, the Financial Times and Paul Hastings will present an on-stage conversation with Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group, and Peter Harrison, Head of Investment at Schroders, to discuss how investing in and supporting innovation can transform business models and create new paths to growth within challenging markets. 

Mr Bayliss is shaping strategy for one of the world's most iconic brands, across holdings in transportation, telecommunications, lifestyle, healthcare and financial services. Mr Harrison is driving long-term investment strategy for one of Europe's largest asset managers with almost £300 billion under management. Together they will share their insights on the role of innovation and disruption in growth, the most effective business models for the new economy, and the extent to which market valuations of disruptors and incumbents reflect these considerations.

This discussion, chaired by Andrew Hill, Management Editor at the Financial Times, will be attended by a senior audience of corporate executives, legal counsel and investors.

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Speakers (4)

Josh  Bayliss

Josh Bayliss

CEO
Virgin Group

Josh Bayliss is CEO of the Virgin Group and is responsible for the management of the Group’s capital investments and the Virgin brand. He has been with Virgin since 2005, previously serving as the Group’s General Counsel before taking on the CEO role in 2011. Mr Bayliss has extensive experience as a director of a large number of companies across the Virgin Group globally and across all of Virgin’s core sectors. He was previously a Senior Associate at international law firm Slaughter and May from 1999 to 2005. Mr Bayliss holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Head of Investment
Schroders

Peter Harrison was appointed as Head of Investment for Schroders, based in London, in 2014. He is a Member of the Group Management Committee and Group Risk Committee, and an Executive Director of Schroders Plc. He is also a Director of SIM Ltd, SIM NA Ltd, Cazenove Capital Management Ltd, and Cazenove Investment Fund Management Ltd. Mr Harrison joined Schroders as Global Head of Equities in 2013. He was previously with RWC Partners, an asset management business with £5 billion under management which he founded in 2006 and where he was Chairman and CEO. From 2004 to 2006, he was Global Chief Investment Officer of Deutsche Bank’s various asset management businesses, including Morgan Grenfell, Scudder and DWS, totalling $530 billion under management. Prior to that, he was at Flemings/JP Morgan from 1996 to 2004 where he ran UK Specialist Equity Research and Asset Allocation, before taking over as CIO for Global Equities and Multi-asset. Mr Harrison previously worked as a Portfolio Manager at Newton Investment Management from 1991, with responsibility for global high performance mandates. His investment career began in 1988 as a UK research analyst at Schroders. He has a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) from the University of Bath.

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Management Editor and Associate Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Hill is an award-winning columnist and senior journalist at the Financial Times. As Associate Editor and Management Editor, he writes a weekly column on business, strategy and management, as well as contributing longer features and taking part in video discussions and podcasts. He is a regular public speaker and chair of panels on leadership and management.

Since joining the FT in 1988, he has worked in various roles, including editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance, Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis Editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. He is a member of the FT’s Editorial Board.

Mr Hill was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards and Best Commentator at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received the Decade of Excellence award for sustained achievement in business and financial journalism.

His latest book is Ruskinland (Pallas Athene, 2019), a personal exploration of John Ruskin’s life, work and enduring influence on our world, published to coincide with the bicentenary of the great thinker’s birth. He is also the author of Leadership in the Headlines (FT Publishing, 2016), a selection of his FT columns and insights about how leaders lead.

Ronan O'Sullivan

Ronan O'Sullivan

Chair, London Office
Paul Hastings

Ronan O'Sullivan is the Chair of the London office of Paul Hastings and Vice Chair of the firm’s global Corporate Department. Mr O'Sullivan focuses his practice on capital markets and corporate finance, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. He has advised both corporate and institutional clients on equity and equity-linked transactions across a number of sectors, and has also considerable experience in private and public takeover work, joint ventures, and domestic and cross-border restructurings. Mr O’Sullivan has been recognised as a leader in the field by Chambers, Legal 500, and M&A Advisor. He has a Bachelor of Civil Law (with first class honours) from the University of Oxford's St Edmund Hall College and a Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College, University of Dublin.

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Agenda - 24th Feb

  • 6:00pm
    Registration and welcome drinks
  • 6:30pm
    Opening remarks

    Ronan O'Sullivan, Chair, London Office, Paul Hastings
    Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times

  • 6:40pm
    Keynote dialogue

    Josh Bayliss, CEO, Virgin Group
    Peter Harrison, Head of Investment, Schroders

    Moderated by Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times

  • 7:40pm
    Closing remarks
  • 7:45pm
    Drinks Reception

Why Attend

  • Hear from corporate business leaders differentiating their businesses through radical innovation.
  • Take home insights into how your company can remain nimble and relevant whilst surrounded by growing disruptors.
  • Assess how financing, regulatory, and legal challenges can impact ownership and control for your business.
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WHO ATTENDS?

Attendance to this event is by invitation only and is designed for senior executives, general counsel, and other business leaders. Additional applicants will be considered subject to availability of seats and meeting the above criteria.

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VENUE

Rosewood London
252 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7781 8888
Email: london@rosewoodhotels.com

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Organisers (2)

In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

In this fast-paced, high-tech world it’s not enough to react to change, you must stay ahead of it. As one of today’s fastest growing law firms, we understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing today’s leading companies – and what it takes to succeed.

Paul Hastings is one of only four firms ranked in the top 10 in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers Report across Asia, Europe, and North America. Along with our innovative client successes, we are widely recognized for our commitment to providing pro bono legal service and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We have been named Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Law360 and Overall Best Law Firm to Work For by Vault.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.