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Banking and Capital Markets, Finance

FT Banking Standards Conference

Changing Business Behaviour for the Better

London |
Speakers include:
Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Andrea Orcel

Andrea Orcel

UBS Group

Dame Colette Bowe

Dame Colette Bowe

Banking Standards Board


Banks have taken great steps forward in the past few years to improve their culture, but what levels of success are being achieved? What more needs to be done? Can bankers really change their behaviour?

Senior bankers, regulators, consultants, academics, lawyers and consultants at the FT Banking Standards Conference will deal with these questions and provide some answers. 

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2016 Delegate Testimonials

2016 Delegate Testimonials

“Excellent insight into the approach of banking standardisation.”
Michael Harden, Duncan Lawrie                   

“Excellent discussion, very good speakers.” 
Peter Massey-Cook, State Street                  

“It was engaging and informative. Gave a real insight as to how culture and expectations are changing” 
Maria Law, Bank Leumi        

“An enlightening day, with a rich variety of lenses on a very relevant topic.”
Liz Murphy, Old Mutual


Full overview

Banks have taken great steps forward in the past few years to improve their culture, and with it the behaviour and competence of their staff. Boards and senior management teams have devoted time and financial resources to educate and train their workforce about the high ethical, professional and business standards that are expected of them, not just by their employers and shareholders, but by customers, regulators and the wider public.

Besides individual bank initiatives, concerted sector-wide action has been taking place. In the UK, two new industry standards organisations have been created – the Banking Standards Board and the FICC Market Standards Board. Professional institutes like the CISI and the Chartered Banker Institute, which already play an important role in ensuring their members act with integrity, are starting to up their game. The Senior Managers and Certification Regimes, introduced for the banking sector in March 2016, have had a major impact and will soon be extended to asset management, insurance and other financial sectors. In Europe, North America, Asia and other part of the world, similar initiatives to enhance banking standards are well underway.

But what levels of success are being achieved? What more needs to be done? Can bankers really change their behaviour?

The FT Banking Standards Conference will deal with these questions. Senior bankers, regulators, consultants, academics, lawyers and consultants will grapple the issues and provide some answers. The presentations, panel sessions and on-stage interviews will be moderated by senior editors from the Financial Times Group. Book your place now for what promised to be a must-attend event.


Speakers (25)

Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

Chief Executive
Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Ross McEwan became Chief Executive of the
 Royal Bank of Scotland Group in October 2013. Between August 2012 and September 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer for UK Retail, joining from Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was Group Executive for Retail Banking Services for five years. Prior to this he was Executive General Manager with responsibility for the branch network, contact centres and third-party mortgage brokers. He has more than 25 years experience in the finance, insurance and investment industries, and prior to Commonwealth Bank of Australia was Managing Director of First NZ Capital Securities. He was also Chief Executive of National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Ltd/AXA New Zealand Ltd. He has an MBA from Harvard. 

Andrea Orcel

Andrea Orcel

President Investment Bank, and Member Group Executive Board,
UBS Group

Andrea Orcel was appointed President Investment Bank (formerly CEO of the Investment Bank) in November 2012. Since December 2014, he has additionally taken on the position as Chief Executive for UBS Limited and UBS AG London Branch. He had been appointed co-CEO of the Investment Bank and a member of the GEB in July 2012. He joined UBS from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he had been Executive Chairman since 2009, President of Emerging Markets (excluding Asia) since 2010 and CEO of European Card Services since 2011. Prior to the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, Mr. Orcel was a member of Merrill Lynch’s global management committee and Head of Global Origination, which combined Investment Banking and Capital Markets. He held a number of other leadership positions, including President of Global Markets & Investment Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Head of EMEA Origination beginning in 2004. Between 2003 and 2007, he led the Global Financial Institutions Group, of which he had been part since joining Merrill Lynch in 1992. Prior to this, he worked at Goldman Sachs and the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Orcel holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in economics and commerce, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome. 

Dame Colette Bowe

Dame Colette Bowe

Banking Standards Board

Dame Colette Bowe has worked in the City, in regulation and in Whitehall. She is Chairman of the Banking Standards Board (BSB) and also Chairman of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She serves on the boards of the UK Statistics Authority, the Nuffield Foundation and the Department for Transport. She is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University. She has been Chairman of Electra Private Equity plc and of Ofcom. She has also served on the boards of Morgan Stanley International, Axa Investment Managers, Goldfish Bank, the Yorkshire Building Society, London and Continental Railways and Thames Water Utilities. She was the Founding Chairman of the telecoms Ombudsman Service and of the Ofcom Consumer Panel, and chaired the Council of Queen Mary, University of London. She has a BSc, MSc and PhD in Economics from the University of London (Queen Mary and LSE).

Ben Bair

Ben Bair

Managing Director and Global Head of Conduct Oversight

Benjamin Bair is Managing Director and Global Head of Conduct Oversight at Barclays. He joined the bank in 2012 as the Head of Asia Pacific Compliance, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was Head of Compliance, Asia ex-Japan, at Nomura. Previously, he held a number of senior positions at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and New York. Mr Bair began his career as a law clerk to the Honourable Roderick R. McKelvie of the US Federal Court for the District of Delaware. He also worked as a litigation attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello, specialising in complex civil and criminal litigation. He holds a BA from the University of Akron and a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Sanjiv Chadha

Sanjiv Chadha

Regional Head
State Bank of India UK

Sanjiv Chadha is Regional Head of State Bank of India UK which is India’s largest bank and a Fortune 500 company. He has over 25 years’ experience in banking, having started his career with SBI in 1987. Prior to joining SBI’s UK office in 2014, he has worked at the bank’s Los Angeles office from 2002 until 2007, followed by several senior management and head of sector roles, including Executive Secretary to the Chairman of the SBI Group. Mr Chadha has worked in several different areas of the bank, both in India and overseas, and his areas of specialism include corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and private equity.

Michael  Cole-Fontayn

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Michael Cole-Fontayn is Chairman of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, an industry organisation representing its membership as the voice of Europe’s wholesale financial markets.

Mr Cole-Fontayn previously spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, the last 7 years serving as Chairman of BNY Mellon Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role, he was responsible for BNY Mellon’s governance culture in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and led regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region. Mr Cole-Fontayn joined BNY Mellon over 35 years ago, starting initially as a credit and risk analyst. He was then appointed as a corporate finance banker to special industry clients, including Securities, Oil and Gas and Telecoms between 1986 and 1993. He then joined the Depositary Receipts (DR) division where he continued to work on many DR equity capital raising transactions, including numerous privatisations and equity offerings around the world. He ran BNY Mellon's Issuer Services Group in Hong Kong for seven years from 1993-2000, before serving as CEO of the company’s global Depositary Receipts business. He was BNY Mellon’s EMEA Chairman from 2011 to 2017. 

External to AFME, Mr Cole-Fontayn sits on numerous financial service industry associations. He is a member and co-chair of the Wholesale Banking Group of the European Financial Services Chairman’s Advisory Council (EFSCAC), as well as a member of the advisory council for TheCityUK, and FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Council. He has been a member of the BritishAmerican Business International Advisory Board and a member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Advisory Board. He is also a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). He is 30% Club mentor of the Year 2017, trustee of a mental health charity – the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust – and Director of Ranmore Strategic Advisory.

Alison  Cottrell

Alison Cottrell

Chief Executive Officer
Banking Standards Board

Alison Cottrell is Chief Executive Officer of the Banking Standards Board, and took up her role in April 2015 when the organisation was launched. She began her career in the City of London as an economist covering international fixed income and currency markets. She joined HM Treasury in 2001, becoming Director of Financial Services in 2009 with responsibility for a wide range of policy areas including bank lending, payments, competition and pensions guidance. She combined this role for the three years to 2014 with that of Director of Corporate Services, focusing in particular on staff development, engagement and culture.

John Cridland

John Cridland

Transport for the North

John Cridland CBE joined Transport for the North in November 2015 as the organisation’s independent Chairman. He plays a leading role in transforming northern connectivity, working with business leaders and northern transport authorities, along with Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and the DfT. Formerly Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry, a post he held for five years, Mr Cridland has been a major voice for the business sector for over a decade, representing the interests of British business to government, on public platforms and in the media. Mr Cridland was awarded a CBE for services to business in 2006.

Julia Dunn

Julia Dunn

Chief Risk Officer
Nationwide Building Society

Julia Dunn is Nationwide’s Chief Risk Officer, responsible for managing the society’s risks which includes setting and managing its risk exposure and reporting directly to the Board and Board Risk Committee. She joined Nationwide in September 2013 as the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for keeping the society safe and secure and doing the right thing for its members. She trained as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and, before joining Nationwide, spent 13 years with the Financial Services Authority in both supervisory and enforcement roles. Latterly, she was Director of Retail Banking Supervision at the Financial Conduct Authority. Ms Dunn has more than 25 years’ experience of managing complex conduct and compliance issues in financial services as well as strong working relationships with the regulatory authorities, HM Treasury and law enforcement agencies. She is passionate about education and currently serves on the Business in the Community Education Committee. She also leads the Disability Network at Nationwide.

Philippa Foster Back

Philippa Foster Back

Member, Board of Directors
Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

Philippa Foster Back CBE was appointed in 2001 as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). She has a number of other external appointments, including at RAND Europe, Barrier Biotech Ltd and is Chairman of the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee and the South Georgia Heritage Trust. She speaks widely on business ethics, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. Ms Foster Back began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in its Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. In 2008 she was a member of the Woolf Committee looking at business practices at BAE. In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence where she was formerly a NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee. She won the M&S/BITC Sieff Award in 2008. In January 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage.

Nick Gould

Nick Gould

SME Alliance

Nick Gould is Chairman and co-founder of SME Alliance, the sole-purpose, not-for-profit, lobby and support group for small and medium-sized enterprises. He is also a partner at Gunnercooke, the corporate and business law firm. He advises companies ranging from UK start-ups to multi-national trading groups on a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues. He also assists in resolving shareholder disputes. Mr Gould is the lawyer for Paul and Nikki Turner, the Cambridge couple who uncovered the £1bn fraud at HBOS Reading which resulted in several convictions in early 2017 and a promise by Lloyds Banking Group, owner of HBOS, to compensate the victims. Aside from his work as a lawyer, Mr Gould has for many years lectured and written on various aspects of corporate law including particularly directors’ duties and corporate governance. He was an active member of the “Good Law Initiative” set up by the UK Cabinet Office and the Office of Parliamentary Council.

Peter Hahn

Peter Hahn

Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking
London Institute of Banking & Finance

Pete Hahn joined the London Institute of Banking & Finance in 2016 as the Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking and Dean. From 2009-2014, he was Senior/Special Advisor to bank supervision at the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England. He was Citi’s Senior Corporate Finance Officer for the UK where he was also a Managing Director and member of the bank’s London based operating committee and worked in various areas of consumer, corporate and investment banking businesses in North America and Europe. His first banking position was in a branch office of the Société Générale in France while a student. Professor Hahn has a BA from Drew University, an MBA from New York University (US), a PhD from City University London (Cass) and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (teaching) and past Senior Fellow of the Foundation for Management Education. He completed a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate, and the International Business Schools Teaching Programme at SDA Bocconi business school in Italy. He was a member of the faculty at Cass Business School 2007-2016.

Jon Hall

Jon Hall

Managing Director
Masthaven Bank

Jon Hall is the Managing Director of Masthaven Bank which he has led from an idea to becoming a new UK retail bank in 2016. He started his career with PwC, before joining Aviva and subsequently becoming CEO of Saffron Building Society. During his time at Saffron it won “Moneyfacts Best Service from a Mortgage Provider” and was nominated twice for “Best Specialist Lender” in the Mortgage Strategy Awards. It also became known for digital innovation and was voted as the second most digitally mature building society. Mr Hall recently received “The European Digital Financial Services Power 50” award for being one of the most influential leaders in the European financial services sector.

Michael Held

Michael Held

Executive Vice President of the Legal Group, and General Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Michael Held is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Legal Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the group, which include Legal, Bank Applications, Compliance, the Corporate Secretary’s Office, Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Unit and Records Management. He is also on the Bank’s Management Committee. Mr Held joined the bank 18 years ago as a staff attorney. He assumed his current role in August 2016; before that he was Deputy General Counsel and a Senior Vice President in the Legal Group where he established and managed the corporate affairs division and advised senior management on corporate governance, ethics and conflicts of interest, employment law and a host of other matters affecting the bank. He was also corporate secretary for the Bank for 10 years where he advised the bank’s board of directors on its oversight responsibilities during and after the financial crisis and served as the bank’s representative on the Presidential Transition Team in connection with Secretary Timothy Geithner’s nomination and confirmation as US Secretary of the Treasury. Prior to joining the bank, Mr Held was an associate at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in the litigation department and prior to that, he was an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP in the labour and employment department. Mr Held holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Human Service Studies and a juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law. 

Evgueni  Ivantsov

Evgueni Ivantsov

European Risk Management Council

Dr Evgueni Ivantsov is Chairman of the European Risk Management Council and author of Heads or Tails: Financial Disaster, Risk Management and Survival Strategy in the World of Extreme Risk. He is a member of the Advisory Group on Global Risks of the World Economic Forum. His career working for global and large banks spans more than 20 years. His most recent role was Head of Portfolio Management & Strategy at Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to that he worked at HSBC as a Head of Global Analytics and a Head of Portfolio Risk. He has also worked in senior risk management roles at ING Group and Banque Bruxelles Lambert. In his risk management career his responsibilities have included stress testing and regulatory stress tests (for example, UK industry-wide stress tests, reverse stress tests, EBA stress tests), risk appetite, capital management, portfolio risk optimisation and risk modelling and analytics. Dr Ivantsov is also a visiting Professor of Cass Business School (City University, London) and was previously a visiting Professor of International Economics at Boston University and a visiting Professor of Money, Banking and Credit at United Business Institutes in Brussels.

Cindy Levy

Cindy Levy

Senior Partner, Global Risk Practice Leader
McKinsey and Company

Cindy Levy is a Senior Partner in McKinsey's London office. She is the global leader of McKinsey's Risk Practice. Since joining McKinsey in 1992, she has built up extensive experience in helping financial institutions address their most complex business challenges, with a particular focus on risk and finance strategy, enterprise risk management (ERM), and risk culture. Ms Levy is a frequent speaker at international conferences on risk and also contributes regularly to McKinsey’s risk publications. Her insights on risk management have been featured in the Economist and other publications. Before joining McKinsey, she worked at Goldman Sachs for two years, where she worked on a range of M&A, debt, and equity financing transactions. Ms Levy received an AB in Economics from Harvard University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Christopher Megone

Christopher Megone

Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics, and Director of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre,
University of Leeds

Professor Chris Megone is Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds, and has been Director of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre since its inception in 2005. The Centre’s aim is to help students and professionals “identify, analyse and respond effectively” to ethical issues they will face in professional and personal life. Among other things it offers a unique online MA in Applied and Professional Ethics. In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. His research is focused on moral psychology, and medical, business and professional ethics, usually from an Aristotelian perspective. He has written on informed consent in a neonatal context, integrity in professional life, the quality of life, and co-edited Case Studies in Business Ethics”. As well as teaching and research within the University, the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre has worked on the development of work in professional ethics with a number of professional bodies in engineering, law and finance. Chris was part of the team that developed the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Practical Guide to Ethics, and Real Integrity: Promoting Integrity in Organisations, produced for the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales. He also gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into the “Ethics and Culture of the Media”. In 2016 Prof Megone co-wrote, with Jim Baxter, the report published by the Banking Standards Board on Exploring the Role of Professional Bodies and Professional Qualifications in the UK Banking Sector”. He studied Classics at Oxford University wherehe went on to do a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy.

Noor Menai

Noor Menai

President and CEO

Noor Menai has been President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA since 2012, overseeing its US operations which include the Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate lending groups and branch network. He also oversees North American operations for the parent bank, CTBC Bank Taiwan. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and North America Regional Head of CTBC where he had responsibility for US and Canada Corporate and Commercial Real Estate, Trade, Cash, F/X, Asset Based Lending, Syndications and Participations & Advisory, as well as trade finance for the China/North America trade corridor. He joined CTBC in January 2011 as the Head of Governance and Retail Banking for the US, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.Prior to CTBC, Mr Menai spent three years in private equity and asset management, including as Founder and Managing Director of Fajr Capital, a sovereign wealth fund-backed investment fund. Before that he was President & CEO of Charles Schwab Bank, where he re-launched a deposit platform as the "World's Best Checking" as part of the strategy to source net new money from existing brokerage-only customers. For Citigroup North America he served nine years in several senior roles including Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Bank – US Credit Cards Division; Head of Consumer Portals, Head of Branch Profitability Programs; and most recently as Managing Director, Corporate & Investment Bank with responsibility for sales in emerging markets. In his last role, he had executive responsibility for 1,100 relationship bankers across 18 countries. Prior to Citigroup, he was a Director of Direct Financial Services at Bank of America. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase where he was part of the Retail Banking Operations and Technology team during the integration period for mergers between Manufacturers Hanover, Chemical Bank and Chase Bank. Mr Menai holds an MBA in finance, computers and information systems and a bachelor’s degree in economics, computers and information systems from the University of Rochester.

Daniel Mikkelsen

Daniel Mikkelsen

Senior Partner, Leader in EMEA Operational Risk, Compliance and Controls Practice
McKinsey and Company

Daniel Mikkelsen is a Senior Partner in McKinsey's London office. He has advised more than half of the world’s top 50 banks, as well as many insurers, asset managers, and hedge funds on strategies related to risk, compliance, finance, and audit. He has extensive experience advising clients on risk culture and behaviour, including recent projects for three major European banks, a global hedge fund, and a major standard-setting body. Mr Mikkelsen has also worked on a range of strategy topics in retail, corporate, and institutional banking. he speaks regularly at international risk conferences and contributes to McKinsey's risk publication, McKinsey on Risk. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a Partner in the European risk practice at Oliver Wyman. He has an MA and BA in politics and economics from Oxford University, and an MPhil in European politics, economics and society, also from Oxford University.

Phillip  Monks

Phillip Monks


As the founding CEO of Aldermore, Phillip Monks has a long-standing track record in championing small and medium-sized businesses and British economic growth. He created Aldermore just as the banking crisis took hold and worked to build a straightforward bank to meet the pressing needs of underserved UK SMEs and homeowners, at a time when incumbent banks were reducing lending and savers were hit by the low interest rate environment. Mr Monks has led Aldermore from its creation to a successful stock market listing in seven years, with net lending approaching £7.1 billion and more than 850 staff in nine regional offices. The bank’s lending growth has been achieved organically by understanding customer needs and then providing suitable straightforward support, rather than through acquiring existing lending portfolios. Aldermore takes a human approach to lending ensuring that no customer receives a 'computer says no' response to their request. It has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face-to-face. Previously Mr Monks has worked for Europe Arab Bank, and for Barclays Bank in a variety of senior corporate and private banking roles. He currently represents retail banks on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Small Business Practitioners Panel. In June 2016 Mr Monks was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to banking. He graduated from City University, London in 1982 with a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering and in 1985 from Henley Management College with an MBA. 

Steve  Pateman

Steve Pateman

Chief Executive Officer
Shawbrook Bank

Steve Pateman joined Shawbrook as CEO in January 2016 from Santander UK, where he was Executive Director and Head of UK Banking, with responsibility for building its SME franchise, running the bank’s Corporate, Commercial, Business and Retail Banking operations as well as Wealth Management. Prior to joining Santander in 2008 he spent eight years at RBS where he was CEO of Business Banking, Retail Markets and Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, Corporate Markets.

William Rhodes

William Rhodes

Group of Thirty (and Co-Chairman of the G30 Working Group on Conduct and Culture)

Bill Rhodes is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30), the international body of leading financiers and academics, and the President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC. He is a retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank. He co-chaired the Group of 30 working group that published the landmark 2015 report Banking Conduct and Culture: A Call for Sustained and Comprehensive Reform. He is the author of “Banker to the World: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance.”He is also a director of the Private Export Funding Corporation; a senior adviser to the global management firm Oliver Wyman; chairman emeritus of the US-Korea Business Council; vice-chairman of the National Committee on US - China Relations; a director of the Korea Society; a member of the Advisory Board of the Museum of American Finance; a senior economic advisor to the Dalian Government in China; a member of the International Policy Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Board at the Foreign Policy Association; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Advisory Council of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce; the first vice chairman emeritus of the Institute of International Finance; and chairman emeritus of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. He previously served as chairman of the New York Blood Center, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade and the US Hong Kong Business Council. Mr Rhodes is a governor and Life Trustee of The New York-Presbyterian Hospital; a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Business Committee and Chairman's Committee; and chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Northfield Mount Hermon School. He has received decorations and honours from various governments and institutions, including an honorary doctorate in humane letters from his alma mater Brown University, where he established the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance; Officer and Chevalier of France's Legion of Honor; decorations from Poland, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Jamaica; and multiple awards from not-for-profit organisations such as the Africa-America Institute, Arab Bankers Association of North America, the America-Israel Friendship League and Sciences Po Foundation, Pro Mujer, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boy’s Scouts Award in recognition of his contributions to international banking and finance. 

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Chief Executive
Chartered Banker Institute

Simon Thompson was appointed Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute in 2007. The Institute, with more than 30,000 members is the oldest in the world, founded in 1875. In 2011, he led the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB), an industry body founded by the leading UK high-street banks, which develops and implements professional standards to enhance and sustain a culture of customer-focused, ethical professionalism in banking. To date, nearly a quarter of a million bankers have achieved the CB:PSB’s Foundation Standard for Professional Bankers. Before joining the Institute, Mr Thompson was responsible for managing the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), developing ethics and education standards for accountants worldwide. He previously worked for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), establishing ACCA in Central & Eastern Europe, and leading a number of EU and other donor-funded accounting education and reform programmes. He is a lay member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and Chair of the Audit Committee, and recently stepped down as Chair of the Wojtek Memorial Trust, which built a statue in Edinburgh to commemorate Wojtek, the Polish “Soldier Bear”. In 2014, Mr Thompson was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by BPP University in recognition of his contribution to professional education. He holds a BA (Politics and Economics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (FCIBS), and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). 

Gerald Walker

Gerald Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Wholesale Banking, UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa
ING Bank

Gerald Walker is Chief Executive Officer of Wholesale Banking UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa, ING Bank, with offices in London, Dublin and Dubai. He has worked for ING and its predecessor organisations for more than 25 years and undertaken a range of senior roles including Global Head of Lending, Global Head of Securities Services and Global Head of Transaction Services. During his career, he has lived and worked in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London. He started his career as a graduate trainee at Standard Chartered Bank. Mr Walker is Chairman of the Board of the Association of Foreign Banks, a member of the Board of TheCityUK and a member of the Wholesale Advisory Board of the British Bankers’ Association. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and has subsequently followed various management courses at IMD and INSEAD. 

Mark Yallop

Mark Yallop

Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB) and Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, Bank of England

Mark Yallop is Chairman of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB), and a Board Member of the Prudential Regulation Authority He began his career in financial services at Morgan Grenfell in 1984 when he joined the Capital Markets Division to build its derivatives and fixed income securities trading businesses. Following the acquisition of Morgan Grenfell by Deutsche Bank, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Global Markets Division in where he transformed the bank’s trading and sales businesses into market leaders. He spent 20 years at Deutsche Bank (1984-2004) in a variety of roles.  He was UK Group CEO of UBS (2013-14), overseeing all UBS’s Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management operations in the UK. He previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer of ICAP plc (2005-2011), where he was responsible for developing the firm’s strategy, building its electronic and post-trade businesses and managing the Group’s infrastructure. Mr Yallop served for three years (1996-98) on the board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the international industry body representing the global OTC derivatives market and in December 2015 he joined the Prudential Regulation Authority as an independent member of the Board. He is Chairman of the £55m endowment campaign for University College Oxford, is a member of the Board of the Centre for Social Justice and of the Create the Change Development Board for the Francis Crick Institute. He is a graduate of Oxford University, where he read Chemistry. 


Chair (1)

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins

Deputy Editor
Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins is Deputy Editor at the Financial Times.  He was formerly Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times since 2014. In that role, he shaped the FT’s overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment, working closely with the editors of Markets, Lex, FT Money, FTfm and the financial services team, contributing to leader writing and comment, while continuing to write for the Inside Finance column.

Previously, Mr Jenkins was Banking Editor from 2009 until 2014, leading the 10-strong global financial services reporting team. Prior to this he was Companies Editor, and before that Editor of International Company News. Prior to taking up this post, Mr Jenkins spent four years in Germany as Frankfurt Correspondent for the FT. He joined the FT Group in 1996 editing the newsletter FT world insurance report, before becoming a UK companies reporter in 2000.

Moderators (4)

Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold

Deputy Companies Editor
Financial Times

Martin Arnold is the Deputy Companies Editor, prior to which he was the FT’s Banking Editor from 2014 to 2018 during which time he led the global coverage of banks and oversaw the financial services reporting team. His two previous jobs were Deputy Companies Editor, helping to oversee corporate coverage, and Private Equity Correspondent, when he won the BVCA award the BVCA award for “Private Equity Correspondent of the Year” in 2007. Before that, he spent five years as Paris Correspondent, covering the French political scene, the presidential elections, and several industry sectors including finance. Early on in his career he covered technology for in London, and worked in New York covering consumer industries during the dotcom boom and bust of 1999-2000.

Caroline  Binham

Caroline Binham

Financial Regulation Correspondent
Financial Times

Caroline Binham covers the gamut of financial regulation for the FT, from benchmark-rigging scandals to ringfencing. She is also head of the FT's professional services team. She was previously the FT's award-winning legal correspondent, with a particular focus on white-collar crime. Prior to joining the FT in 2011, Ms Binham covered financial regulation during the crisis at Bloomberg News. In a previous journalistic life, she worked at Conde Nast for titles including Tatler and Traveler. She has lived and worked in Paris, Rome and New York.

Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

Economics Editor
The Banker

Silvia Pavoni is the Economics Editor of The Banker, a publication of the Financial Times group, for which she writes a monthly column on environmental, social and governance principles and sustainable finance, as well as overseeing the Bracken and Viewpoint opinion pages and the Americas coverage. She is also an honorary fellow in the department of economics at City University of London and an adviser to not-for-profit organisation WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America.

Since joining the Financial Times in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces. She regularly interviews government officials, policy makers and finance professionals at the highest level and chairs and presents at conferences and panel discussions in the UK, where she is based, and overseas. Silvia holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

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Agenda - 27th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Conference chair’s opening remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Keynote address

    Ross McEwan, Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  • 9:30am
    Panel discussion: Defining high behavioural and professional standards, and achieving them

    In the past few years banks in the UK, the rest of Europe and the US have said they will take concerted action to improve behaviour and standards. But it is easy to talk about taking action, less so to do it.

    • What steps have banks taken, and how far have they succeeded?

    • How do you define the ethical and professional standards that you want bank   staff to follow?

    • How do you help them reach those standards?

    • What obstacles stand in the way, and how do you surmount them?

    • Bank boards and senior management teams say they understand the importance of instilling high standards of behaviour and competence throughout the organisation – but do they support what they say with meaningful action?

    Julia Dunn, Chief Risk Officer, Nationwide Building Society

    Michael Held,Executive Vice President of the Legal Group, and General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Tracey McDermott, Group Head, Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered

    Andrea Orcel, President Investment Bank, and Member Group Executive Board, UBS

    MODERATOR: Caroline Binham, Financial Regulation Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:20am
    Presentation: Culture challenges in banking and how to fix them

    No one can deny there has been an increased emphasis on improving risk culture in banks in recent years. While most banks are dedicating time and financial resources to fixing the problem, some are further ahead than others in solving it. In McKinsey's risk culture and organisational health work with hundreds of banks worldwide it has identified several challenges and has worked with banks to address them. 

    What are the greatest challenges banks face? What themes emerge over and over again?  Are they consistent around the globe? What are some examples of successful intervention?  What pragmatic steps can be taken? 

    Daniel Mikkelsen, Senior Partner, Leader in EMEA Operational Risk, Compliance and Controls Practice, McKinsey and Company

  • 10:40am
    Networking refreshment break
  • 11:05am
    On-stage interview: The Banking Standards Board two years on – progress to date and what remains to be achieved

    The Banking Standards Board started its work in 2015. It is independently run and funded by Britain’s biggest banks and building societies, as well as by some major foreign banks with operations here. Its goal?  To “promote high standards of behaviour and competence across the UK banking industry” and “to help restore public trust” in bankers. Now, after two years work, its Chairman assesses its progress to date and outlines its future goals.


    Dame Colette Bowe, Chairman, Banking Standards Board

    INTERVIEWER: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:25am
    Triple presentation: Are the new breed of challenger banks better behaved than traditional banks?

    In the past five to 10 years we have seen a rapid increase in the creation of new, small, innovative banks in the UK, challenging the long-established ones for a slice of the market. These dynamic, nimble rivals have learnt a lot from the mistakes made by their bigger competitors and are adept at providing customers with the services they want, and winning their trust and loyalty.

    • When a challenger bank writes its strategy, how much emphasis does it place on creating a culture that will ensure staff follow the highest ethical and professional standards?

    • Does being able to start from scratch make it easier for new banks to create high standards? Are challenger banks better behaved than traditional banks?

    • Is it possible to measure how high ethical and professional standards translate to  high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, and in turn to improved revenues and profits?

    Jon Hall, Managing Director, Masthaven Bank

    Phillip Monks, Chief Executive Officer, Aldermore

    Steve Pateman, Chief Executive Officer, Shawbrook Bank

    MODERATOR:  Martin Arnold, Banking Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:05pm
    Panel session: The rise of a global banking culture

    Behaviours and cultures vary considerably across the world, but there are core principles that all banks  follow. The globalisation of banking is also introducing a certain level of homogeneity, especially among the large global banks where head office control extends to the remotest outposts.

    • How do banking cultures differ between countries and geographic regions, and what problems does this create for interbank relationships and, for the international banks, intra-bank relationships across their many branches and subsidiaries?

    • The work of the Banking Standards Board and other organisations in the UK is well known; but what similar developments are happening in Europe, the US and other parts of the world?

    • The international Group of 30 (G30) central bankers, regulators, commercial bankers and academics published a report on reforming banking conduct and culture in 2015 – are its recommendations being heeded?

    Sanjiv Chadha, Regional Head, State Bank of India UK

    Evgueni Ivantsov, Chairman, European Risk Mangement Council

    Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, Global Risk Practice Leader, McKinsey and Company

    Noor Menai, President and CEO, CTBC Bank USA

    MODERATOR: Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker, FT Group

  • 12:45pm
    Presentation: A customer perspective – can bankers really improve their conduct?

    Customers are probably the best judge of whether banks have adopted the right culture and are behaving professionally and ethically. The SME Alliance, a lobby group for small and medium-sized enterprises, accepts that banks are trying hard to improve, but says they still have a long way to go, as dramatically illustrated by what has become known as the HBOS Reading £1bn fraud trial, which resulted in two bankers being jailed earlier this year.

    In this powerful presentation, the Chairman of the SME Alliance gives some graphic examples of how banks have created customer nightmares. He argues that bank executives need to listen more carefully to what people want. If they did, there would be far fewer problems... and those that did crop up would be resolved more quickly.

    Nick Gould, Chairman, SME Alliance

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    On-stage interview: Changing business culture: Could the Banking Standards Board’s assessment approach be applied to other business sectors?

    One of the key roles of the Banking Standards Board (BSB) is to assess annually how well individual banks are performing against their stated objectives on behaviour, competence and culture. The findings are presented to each bank and discussed with the board. Over time, the annual assessments will enable the BSB to gauge progress in each bank, highlight concerns in individual banks and across the banking sector as a whole, benchmark banks against the rest of the sector and provide guidance on how to raise standards further.

    • Could the assessment approach that the BSB has developed for banks be applied to other business sectors?

    • Which business sectors are most in need of cultural and behavioural change?

    • What practical examples are there of companies in other sectors recognising the need for change, how   have they gone about it, what success have their achieved and what remains to be done?

    • Can banks learn lessons and best practices from other industries?


    Alison Cottrell, Chief Executive Officer, Banking Standards Board

    John Cridland, Chairman, Transport for the North; former Director-General, Confederation of British Industry

    MODERATOR: Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:25pm
    Presentation: The Senior Managers Regime one year on

    The Senior Managers Regime, the Certification Regime and the Conduct Rules for banks introduced by the UK regulatory authorities in March 2016 were designed to improve standards, conduct and culture at all levels in the banking industry, from the board and executive management, down to nearly all other staff. One year on, have the new rules achieved what they set out to achieve? If yes, how? If not, why not?

    • Summary of the compliance difficulties that banks have encountered on the way, and how they have overcome them.

    • How the two regimes and the conduct rules will be extended beyond banking to the insurance, asset management and other sectors in 2018, and the benefits it will that bring.

    Ben Bair, Managing Director and Global Head of Conduct Oversight, Barclays

  • 2:40pm
    Panel session: The potential of professional bodies to help raise levels of ethical behaviour and competence

    Professional institutes could play a greater role in raising levels of behaviour and competence among those who work in banks and building societies, not only through the qualifications they offer but through related activities.

    • What are professional bodies like the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the Chartered Banker Institute and IFS University College currently doing to raise and maintain standards? What more should they be doing? There are more than 20 bodies providing qualifications to the sector, which can be confusing – should there be consolidation?

    • Should bankers be forced to join a professional body? 

    • How relevant is the Banking Standards Board’s work on professional bodies and qualifications, and its creation of a Professional Forum and Working Group?

    • Should there be a bigger emphasis on professional qualifications in banking fundamentals, making them mandatory for more job roles?

    • Should banks and building societies provide more support, including financial, to professional bodies?

    Philippa Foster Back, Member, Board of Directors, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI); and Director, Institute of Business Ethics

    Peter Hahn, Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking, London Institute of Banking & Finance

    Simon Thompson, Chief Executive, Chartered Banker Institute

    MODERATOR: Michael Imeson, Contributing Editor, The Banker, FT Group

  • 3:20pm
    Networking refreshment break
  • 3:40pm
    Presentation: Raising standards in the fixed income, currencies and commodities markets

    Every sector of financial services has its own conduct challenges which require a tailored approach. This is certainly true of the wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities markets which have set up a body to maintain the integrity of these markets. The Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB), created in 2015 by market practitioners in the wake of the UK Government’s Fair and Effective Markets Review, is quite separate from the Banking Standards Board which covers the  banking sector. The FMSB’s remit is wholesale financial markets and its members include investment banks, asset managers, marketinfrastructure providers such as exchanges and big corporations.

    • What has the FMSB achieved to date to address concerns about misconduct that have bedevilled the markets, and to restore public trust?

    • What are the board’s guiding principles?

    • What is its international agenda?

    Mark Yallop, Chairman, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB); Board Member, Prudential Regulation Authority

  • 4:00pm
    Panel: Looking to the future: will behaviour really change?

    Millions of words have been spoken and written about the need for change – but whether these words will be backed up by deeds remains to be seen.

    • Are bank boards and senior management committed enough to bring about meaningful behavioural change?

    • What more needs to be done?

    • What are the single biggest barriers to improving behaviour, and how can they be overcome?

    Michael Cole-Fontayn, EVP and EMEA Chairman, BNY Mellon; Chairman, Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

    Christopher Megone, Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics, and Director of the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre, University of Leeds

    Gerald Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Wholesale Banking, UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa, ING Bank; Chairman, Association of Foreign Banks

    MODERATOR: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:40pm
    Closing keynote address: Towards reform of banking conduct and culture

    Attaining higher levels of economic growth in the major industrial economies demands – among other issues – strong, efficient and respected major banking institutions. The leaders of increasing numbers of major banks are recognising the urgent need to strengthen reputational risk management. All the signs point to progress on this front this year, but there are solid grounds for caution, indeed for concern in a rapidly changing global financing, trading and political environment.

    William Rhodes,  Member, Group of Thirty (and Co-Chairman of the G30 Working Group on Conduct and Culture); President and CEO, William R Rhodes Global Advisors

  • 5:05pm
    Summary and closing remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:10pm
    Drinks reception

Why should I attend?

  • Listen to bank CEOs and other senior managers talk about how they are improving behaviour and professional standards
  • Find out what progress the Banking Standards Board has made in assessing banks’ performance against their stated objectives on behaviour, competence and culture
  • Discover what companies in other business sectors are doing to change their culture
  • Network with senior people from banks, regulatory bodies, professional institutes, consultancies and universities
  • Hear about the work banks and regulators in other parts of the world are doing in this field

Who will I meet?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Banking Standards Conference has been produced to meet the needs of senior executives from global retail, corporate, commercial, private and institutional banks, building societies and regulatory bodies, including:


  • Chairman
  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • Corporate Communication Managers
  • Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • General Council Members
  • Heads of:
    • Compliance
    • Risk
    • Operations
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Public Affairs / Corporate Affairs
    • Legal Affairs
    • Corporate Communications / Media Relations
    • Learning and Development
    • Human Resources
  • Regional Heads / Country Directors
  • Group Heads of Conduct Programmes
  • Directors
  • Executive Directors


  • Chief Executives
  • Directors of Enforcement
  • Directors of Strategy
  • Directors of Supervision
  • General Council Members
  • Directors of Financial Stability, Strategy and Risk
  • Directors of International Banks Supervision
  • Director of Prudential Regulation
  • Director of Communications
  • Heads of Human Resources

Be in good company

Companies attending this year include:

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Aldermore
  • Alpha Bank London Ltd
  • Arab International Bank
  • Asian Institute of Finance
  • Axis Bank UK Ltd
  • Bank of China
  • Barclays
  • BNY Mellon
  • Charles Stanley
  • Chartered Banker Institute
  • Citibank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Danske Bank
  • Deloitte UK
  • Deutsche Bank
  • European Risk Management Council
  • FCE Bank plc
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Garanti Bank
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • Handelsbanken
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Nedbank Limited
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Zenith Bank UK


Ticket Type


Complimentary Ticket
Limited number reserved exclusively for senior bank executives and regulators, as listed at:

Free of charge

Paying Ticket
Senior representatives of professional service firms, technology and payments companies and business consultancies.

£995.00 + VAT

Discounts are available when registering multiple delegates and for FT and subscribers.
For more details call +44 (0)207 775 6653 or email


Organised by (1)

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.

Knowledge Partner (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

Partner Publication (1)

The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world's financial sector and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting. It leads the debate on all the issues surrounding the global banking industry, providing in-depth news and analysis, exclusive interviews with senior industry figures and definitive regional bank listings, including the internationally acclaimed Top 1000 World Banks.

Supporting Partners (3)

Established in 1875, the Chartered Banker Institute is the oldest professional banking body in the world, and the only one which is able to confer the professional designation of Chartered Banker - a mark of quality in the banking profession, recognised in the UK and internationally. It is a status that demonstrates expertise, experience and professionalism, and acts as a gateway to enhanced career opportunities.

The Chartered Banker Institute’s aims, as set out in the Institute’s Royal Charter, is to lead the re-professionalisation of UK banking contributing through this to rebuilding confidence in banks and bankers, and restoring pride in the banking profession.

The Institute is known for leading and driving an agenda of ethical professionalism; promoting professional standards for bankers, providing professional and regulatory qualifications for retail, commercial and private bankers in the UK and overseas.

Enhancing their leadership in driving an agenda of ethical professionalism, the Institute established in 2008, the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB), which now has over 187,000 individuals meeting its first standard, the Foundation Standard for Professional Bankers.

The Institute’s work as a professional membership body for bankers complements and supports the work of regulators and banks and supports, and shapes the development, of individuals, institutions and the banking sector.

The Chartered Banker Institute helps banks and bankers, globally to develop, demonstrate and embed professional ethics, expertise, conduct and a professional culture. Attributes all expected and demanded by banks, bankers, customers and communities.

For more information on the Chartered Banker Institute, please visit:

The European Risk Management Council is a think tank of Chief Risk Officers and risk, regulation and compliance executives from leading banks, insurers, asset management firms and other financial institutions operating in Europe. The Council was established in 2011 in London. The Council’s mission is to create an environment that allows effective sharing of the best industry practice in risk management, financial regulation and compliance, as well as building trusted working relationships with regulators and policy makers. Focusing on the key themes in risk management and regulation, the Council provides a platform for industry discussions and facilitates professional communication and sharing best practice in risk management. C-level executives and decision makers from more than 100 organisations participate in the Council’s think tank meetings.


The CISI is the professional body of choice for professionals in capital markets, corporate finance, compliance, risk, financial planning, Islamic finance, operations and wealth management in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres globally. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, the CISI has a global community of more than 40,000 members in 116 countries and in 2015 more than 40,000 CISI exams were sat in 80 countries.

The Institute’s mission is to set standards of professional excellence and integrity for the securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals, providing qualifications and promoting the highest level of competence to its members, other individuals and firms.

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“Good mix of organisations and people, better than I expected.”
Toby Billington, Deutsche Bank

“Great Insight from various organisations and speakers.”
Mort Mirghavameddin, Jordan Bank

“Subjects topical, speaker high quality, interesting audience!”
Lucy Williams, HSBC       

“Good speakers, attendees and structured event.”
Peter Lewis, Principles Consulting

“Excellent quality and range of speakers/topics covered.”
Elizabet Stheeman, Bank of England

“Good speakers covering relevant issues in the area.”
Hussan Aslam, Keele University

“A topical and timely event with input from a diverse range of experts and insightful.”
David Taylor, PWC          

“Serious contributors from real life leaders across the banking sector.”
Sophie Hutcherson, Deutsche Bank

“Excellent insight into the approach of banking standardisation.”
Michael Harden, Duncan Lawrie                   

“Excellent discussion, very good speakers.”
Peter Marrey-Cook, State Street                  

“It was engaging and informative. Gave a real insight as to how culture and expectations are changing”
Maria Law, Bank Leumi        

“An enlightening day, with a rich variety of lenses on a very relevant topic.”
Liz Murphy, Old Mutual



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