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Banking and Capital Markets, Finance

FT Banking Summit 2017

Thinking Through Uncertainty

London |
Speakers include:
Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Virgin Money

Kim Hammonds

Kim Hammonds

Deutsche Bank

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer CBE

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer CBE



Taking place as part of the FT Banking week, the FT Banking Summit 2017 rigorously examines the complex dynamics governing today’s uncertain economic and financial climate in order to chart a course for a sustainable, secure and successful banking sector. 

Senior financial services leaders, economists, policy-makers and technologists will convene to combine their insights, ideas, stories and expertise.

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"A very well crafted event with relevant and meaningful content for a wide audience addressing pertinent current economic conditions"

– Martin Lee-Warner, Raiffeisen Bank International

"This was a thoroughly engaging and informative programme. The structure was very effective"

Michael Topley, Barclays

"Grade A content and speakers as you would expect and completely on brand for the FT"

– Michael Sparks, BNY Mellon

"Thank you for the invitation to the FT Banking conference, the organization was impeccable and the content very thought provoking on a number of fronts"

– Simon White, Blackrock


Full Overview

The world appears to be cast -by popular commentary and populist sentiment- in increasingly binary terms. And for the world’s banks expectations are similarly bifurcated: Do they face a powder keg of potential threats or a treasure chest of opportunities – or both? Either way, the financial sector’s success depends upon its ability to buck the binary and decipher the nuances.

Brexit, China’s economic role, ‘Trumponomics’, shifts in regulation and digitisation could all be double-edged knives cutting multiple ways across the global financial landscape.  Risk and opportunity are inherent to each issue and such powerful paradoxes can make a mockery of prediction and forecasting. So, while the crystal ball remains confined to the world of fantasy and rhetoric, the best prepared will always be the best informed. Talking, and thinking, through the issues from multiple vantage-points will be key to banks and their C-suites managing profound uncertainty across the sector.  

The FT Banking Summit 2017 rigorously examines the complex dynamics governing today’s uncertain economic and financial climate in order to chart a course for a sustainable, secure and successful banking sector. Senior financial services leaders, economists, policy-makers and technologists will convene to combine their insights, ideas, stories and expertise. 


Speakers (32)

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Virgin Money

Jayne-Anne Gadhia has significant finance and banking experience, built up over a period of almost 30 years. Her drive and commitment to customers and to building a better bank, along with her proven ability to build businesses and lead strong management teams, brings significant value to all stakeholders of Virgin Money.

Ms Gadhia is a Non-Executive Director of Business in the Community, and has roles on a number of advisory groups including the Financial Services Advisory Board, the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, and the FCA Practitioner Panel Advisory Group. She led a review into the representation of women in senior managerial roles in the financial services industry and published her report in March 2016. Ms Gadhia rejoined Virgin Money in March 2007. Virgin One was acquired by RBS in 2001, after which Jayne-Anne went on to lead a number of RBS business units, ultimately joining the RBS Retail Executive Board where she was responsible for the RBS Group’s mortgage business. In 1995 she became one of the founders of Virgin Direct before launching the market-leading Virgin One account in 1998.  She joined Norwich Union in 1987, where she was marketing director of Norwich Union’s Unit Trust business. She trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young (formerly Ernst & Whinney) in 1982,

Kim Hammonds

Kim Hammonds

Member of the Management Board and Group Chief Operating Officer
Deutsche Bank

Kim Hammonds is a Member of the Management Board and Group Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for technology and operations, including information security, data management and digital transformation and corporate services.  Ms Hammonds joined Deutsche Bank in November 2013 as Global Chief Information Officer and Global Co-Head of Group Technology & Operations. She joined from Boeing, where she was previously Chief Information Officer.  Before Boeing, she held management positions in Dell and Ford Motor Company, in product engineering, manufacturing, marketing and information technology leadership.  Ms Hammonds has an MBA from Western Michigan University and a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. She is also an active supporter of the American Cancer Society and the founder and president of a non-profit organisation providing art programmes for cancer patients, which she established in 2004.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer CBE

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer CBE

Chairman and Executive Board Member

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is the Chair and Executive Board Member of Akbank and the Chair of the Turkish-British Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK). Ms Sabancı Dinçer began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank in 1989. After holding different positions in the Bank, she was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008. Under her stewardship, Akbank is today one of the most valuable companies in Turkey in terms of market capitalisation. Ms Sabanci Dinçer is a member of numerous international organisations in which she represents Turkey, including the Institute of International Finance Board of Directors, several international advisory boards such as the National Bank of Kuwait's and Blackstone’s. She also sits on the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisers and is the Luxembourg Honorary Consul in Istanbul. Ms Sabanci Dinçer is strongly committed to social responsibility activities and assumes various positions in the fields of culture, education, the promotion of entrepreneurship and environmental protection. She is a member of The Prince's Charities Council and the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, as well as a Founding Member and Board Member of Endeavor Turkey and of the Advisory Board of Akbank Sanat. Under her stewardship, Akbank became the first deposit bank in Turkey to issue a GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) rated Sustainability Report. It also pioneered the Carbon Disclosure Project in Turkey.

Sir Paul Tucker

Sir Paul Tucker

Systemic Risk Council

Sir Paul Tucker is chair of the Systemic Risk Council, and a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is writing a book on the place of unelected power in democracies, contracted with Princeton University Press. Previously, he was Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, sitting on its monetary policy, financial stability, and prudential policy committees. Internationally, he was a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board, leading its work on too big to fail; a director of the Bank for International Settlements, and chair of its Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems. His other activities include being a director at Swiss Re, a senior fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

Sergio  Ermotti

Sergio Ermotti

Group CEO

Sergio P. Ermotti has been Group Chief Executive Officer of UBS Group AG since November 2014, having held the same position at UBS AG since November 2011 and on an interim basis between September and November 2011. Mr Ermotti became a member of the GEB in April 2011 and was Chairman and CEO of UBS Group Europe, Middle East and Africa from April to November 2011. From 2007 to 2010, he was Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer at UniCredit, Milan, and was responsible for the strategic business areas of Corporate and Investment Banking, and Private Banking. He joined UniCredit in 2005 as Head of Markets & Investment Banking Division. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked at Merrill Lynch, serving as co-Head of Global Equity Markets and as a member of the Executive Management Committee for Global Markets & Investment Banking. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1987 and held various positions within equity derivatives and capital markets. Mr Ermotti is a Swiss-certified banking expert and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University. He is a Board member of UBS Switzerland AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS Business Solutions AG, Chairman of the UBS Optimus Foundation Board, Chairman of the Fondazione Ermotti, Chairman and President of the Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the Fondazione Lugano per il Polo Culturale and  Board member of the Global Apprenticeship Network, Member of the Institut International d’Etudes Bancaires
and Member of the Saïd Business School Global Leadership Council, University of Oxford. 

Yanis  Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister and Professor of Economics
University of Athens

Yanis Varoufakis read mathematics and economics at the Universities of Essex and Birmingham. He has been professor of economics at the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney, Glasgow, Athens and Texas, as well as an in-house economist for a software company.

He is the author of a number of books, including The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy. His next book, to be published in April 2016 by Nation Books (New York), is entitled: And the Weak Suffer What They Must? The next phase of the global crisis.

Mr Varoufakis was, in his own words, 'thrust onto the public scene by Europe’s inane handling of an inevitable crisis'. He was elected to Greece's Parliament with the largest share of votes in January 2015 and served as Greece’s Finance Minister (January to July 2015). During his term he experienced first hand the intricate and complex functioning of Europe’s top decision-making bodies (including the Eurogroup), the IMF, as well as the global political, economic and financial arena.

He is a passionate on issues relating to the on going Greek calamity, the Eurozone, the future direction of Europe, the global economy (especially in the context of the 2008 crisis), economic thinking, digital money and trends in contemporary capitalism.

Peter  Behrens

Peter Behrens

Co-Founder and COO

Peter Behrens is RateSetter’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the sustainable growth of both sides of the business – investors and borrowers.  He trained and practised as a lawyer at City firm Ashurst, before leaving to become a banker at RBS. In 2009, after talking to his co-founder, Rhydian Lewis, about whether they could build a business that would offer investors and borrowers a better deal than they were getting from traditional providers, it became obvious that there was an opportunity to build a compelling alternative and so they launched RateSetter.

Xiang  Bing

Xiang Bing

Professor of China Business and Globalisation and Founding Dean
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Dr Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first independent, non-profit business school that applies a management model common among most globally-leading business schools. CKGSB maintains a campus in Beijing and locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen, in addition to representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Dr Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, the globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. Dean Xiang is also a key advocator of ‘New Business Civilization’ (新商业文明). His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China. He has been an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US (including two Global Fortune 500 companies). He is also a member of the boards of trustees for The United Way Worldwide (US) and for Asia House (UK), as well as a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Counselor for the One Young World Summit in Dublin.

Tracy  Blackwell

Tracy Blackwell

Pension Insurance Corporation

Tracy is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension funds with more than 24 billion of assets and c.140,000 pensioner policyholders. She is also CEO and a director of PIC’s parent company, Pension Insurance Corporation Group. She was one of PIC’s founders, joining in 2006. Until she became CEO in 2015, Tracy was PIC’s Chief Investment Officer and was responsible for building up the company’s asset management function, including direct investment capabilities into areas such as social housing and student accommodation. Areas of particular interest include: “The Purpose of Finance”, a project seeking to redefine the social contract with financial services, and diversity in financial services.

Prior to joining PIC, Ms Blackwell spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs, including as Head of Risk Management EMEA at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, working with pension fund and insurance company clients on investment, risk and strategic issues. She is a non-executive director at United Trust Bank, an advisory council member on the Diversity Project, and trustee and Honorable Treasurer of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Fabrizio  Campelli

Fabrizio Campelli

Global Head
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Fabrizio Campelli is the Global Head of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, a business unit within the Private and Commercial Bank (PCB) division serving ultra high and high net worth clients. Prior to his current role, Fabrizio was Head of Strategy & Organizational Development as well as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for DB Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank. His responsibilities included supporting the Bank’s Co-CEOs and Management Board on strategy development & execution, corporate M&A, organizational development and the transformation of the Bank’s operating model. Fabrizio joined Deutsche Bank in 2004 and has held various roles within the Chief Operating Officer area and the investment bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s London and Milan offices, focusing on strategic assignments mainly for global financial institutions.

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.

Richard  Crook

Richard Crook

Head of Emerging Technology
Royal Bank of Scotland

Richard Crook leads a team of engineers and innovators looking at emerging technologies and their application across RBS to reduce costs, gain efficiency and better customer experiences. His current focus is on the application of distributed ledger technology including block chain across RBS. Mr Crook has a 15 year career in investment banking technology, specializing in the building of financial ledgers and regulatory reporting for the largest financial service institutions.

David Fass

David Fass


David Fass joined Macquarie in 2011 to lead the Group’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Macquarie has 1,200 people in the region providing corporate finance, research, trading, lending, leasing, and asset management services with a focus on resources, energy and infrastructure. As part of this role, Mr Fass has regional leadership of Macquarie Capital in EMEA with responsibility for the group’s corporate advisory and capital markets activities and oversees Macquarie Securities in the region. He is a Board member of the Macquarie Group Foundation.  Mr Fass joined Macquarie after 10 years with Deutsche Bank in London where he held various senior management and client-facing roles, including European Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Banking Division and being a member of the Global Banking Executive Committee. Concurrent with his other roles, he was also Global Head of Project Finance. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr Fass worked for seven years with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in leveraged finance and high yield capital markets before moving to London to become Co-head of European Media and Telecoms Investment Banking. He began his career at Paine Webber (now UBS) in New York, initially trading over-the-counter equities before moving to the Private Placements Group to focus on origination, structuring and distribution of mezzanine debt and high yield bond issues.  Mr Fass has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is an accomplished endurance athlete, a keen ocean racer and active in several philanthropic endeavours.

Bridget  Gandy

Bridget Gandy

Co-head EMEA Financial Institutions

Bridget Gandy is Co-head of the Fitch Ratings’ EMEA Financial Institutions Group. She moved back to Fitch’s Financial Institutions Group in 2009 from its Credit Policy Group where she was responsible for accounting research. Prior to spending four years in the Credit Policy Group, Ms Gandy had been in Fitch’s Financial Institutions Group for 12 years, culminating in directing Regional coverage of banks in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe. She earned a BA in German and Politics from the University of Bristol. She is a chartered accountant and was a member of the FSB’s Enhanced Disclosure Task Force (EDTF), which was established to improve banks’ risk disclosures.

Pentti  Hakkarainen

Pentti Hakkarainen

Member of the Supervisory Board
European Central Bank – Banking Supervision

Mr Pentti Hakkarainen started his term as ECB Representative on the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) on 1 February 2017. He also oversees the SSM budget, and takes responsibility for issues on internal and external audit, IT and staff training. In addition, he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Supervisory Board.

Prior to joining the European Central Bank (ECB), Mr Hakkarainen was Board Member of the Bank of Finland 2002-2016 – serving as Deputy Governor from 2008 onwards. During his time in the Bank, he was responsible for financial market stability, monetary policy implementation, investment activities, risk management and control, financial reporting, legal and international affairs and macroprudential policy. Mr Hakkarainen was Chairman of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority (Finland) since 2008. He was also alternate of the ECB Governing Council, Chairman of the ESCB Budget Committee (BUCOM) as well as member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union (EFC), alternate of the IMF Board of Governors and served in the IMF Audit Committee 2004-2006.

Before joining the Bank of Finland, he worked in the private sector for over 17 years.  This included 10 years within an international industrial corporation most of which as Finance Director. Subsequently, he worked in chief executive positions for about 7 years within two systemically important banks before joining the central bank in 2002.

Philip  Hampton

Philip Hampton

Government-backed Women on Boards Review
Iain  Kirkpatrick

Iain Kirkpatrick

Managing Director - Retail Banking
Metro Bank

Iain joined Metro Bank in August 2015, with the responsibility for ensuring that our stores deliver an amazing experience attracting fans not customers. He is a leading advocate of community banking and aims to ensure that every Metro Bank store is at the heart of its local area.

Prior to joining Metro Iain led UK private banking at Lloyds Banking Group.  He has held a number of senior roles, including Retail and Mortgage Director for Lloyds TSB Scotland and the running of retail branch networks for Lloyds and Halifax in London and the South East.  

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Victoria van Lennep

Victoria van Lennep


Victoria van Lennep is Co-Founder of Lendable, an online consumer lending platform in the UK established in 2014. Prior to Lendable Victoria worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit. She holds a BA and MA in Applied Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, where she was a Wiener Anspach scholar. 

Eric  Litvack

Eric Litvack

Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy- Global Banking and Investor Solutions
Societe Generale and Chairman of the ISDA

Eric Litvack is a Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Strategy for Societe Generale’s Global Banking and Investor Solutions. He is responsible for coordinating the business response to the evolving regulatory environment across the Corporate and Investment Bank, SG Private Banking and SG Securities Services. Prior to this, Mr Litvack was Chief Operating Officer for the equities and equity derivatives activities of SG CIB’s Global Markets Division, and has also held various trading and business management positions within Societe Generale’s Equity Derivatives business.

Mr Litvack joined Societe Generale in 1986. He has been based in Paris since 1996, having previously been employed in derivatives trading by Societe Generale in London. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Toronto and has been a member of the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) since 2006 and of the Board of LCH.Clearnet SA, the Paris-based clearinghouse, since 2013.

Beatriz  Martin Jimenez

Beatriz Martin Jimenez

Global Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer,
UBS Investment and UBS UK
Emma Mohan-Satta

Emma Mohan-Satta

Fraud Prevention Consultant
Kaspersky Lab

As Fraud Prevention Consultant for Kaspersky Lab, Emma Mohan-Satta provides insight and experience for the growing Kaspersky Fraud Prevention product line in Europe. Kaspersky Fraud Prevention protects online and mobile bank accounts from emergent threats using a combination of Machine Learning and the latest fraud expertise.

Emma has been working in fraud prevention for the past decade with the majority of that time spent in financial services. Immediately prior to joining Kaspersky Lab she worked at American Express and its subsidiaries developing an extensive background in various fraud prevention domains.

Devesh Mehta

Devesh Mehta

Partner & Co-Head of Financial Services Advisory
Grant Thornton UK LLP

Devesh Mehta’s current role at Grant Thornton is to lead and build its Financial Services Advisory practice and support its client base to successfully navigate the ever-changing, highly regulated financial services market. His key areas of focus include business consulting, regulatory, financial crime, actuarial and risk, and corporate finance. In his previous role at Grant Thornton as Head of Business Risk Services, he led a number of assurance and advisory offerings across internal audit, finance, risk and compliance, cyber and technology for the full spectrum of financial services clients. Prior to Grant Thornton, Mr Mehta spent 18.5 years at Nomura where he held many senior roles, including EMEA CFO, EMEA CAO, Director of Nomura’s European Board and Global Head of Risk and Finance Change.

Jean Pierre Mustier

Jean Pierre Mustier

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jean Pierre Mustier has been Group Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit, Italy’s biggest bank, since July 2016. He was also appointed President of the European Banking Federation (EBF) in July 2019. Before joining UniCredit he became, in 2015, a London-based partner of Tikehau Capital, an investment management group, with specific focus and responsibility for Tikehau's international expansion; he also advised many financial institutions and completed large amounts of fundraising for various social enterprises and non-profit institutions, also as trustee. Jean Pierre started his career in Société Générale, working primarily within the Corporate & Investment Banking division, holding numerous senior positions in various markets and financing activities.

Barnabas Reynolds

Barnabas Reynolds

Global Head, Financial Services Industry Group,
Shearman & Sterling

Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds is Head of the Financial Services Industry Group at Shearman & Sterling and is also a member of the firm's executive group. He advises all types of financial market participant as well as governments on the London, European and global markets. He focuses on financial institution law, regulation and legal risk management, both domestically and cross-border. Barney is also immersed in the development of law, regulation and policy. He created and developed the model for Enhanced Equivalence, adopted by the UK Government for its future relationship with the EU, and subsequently by the EU itself. He also published detailed draft Treaty and legislative texts for Enhanced Equivalence. He was a member of the Star Chamber of lawyers advising on legal aspects of Brexit. He has also published “The Art of the No Deal” (Politeia,November 2017), in which he set out detailed work-arounds for a no-deal Brexit outcome across all financial industry sectors, which are in use in most firms across the City and beyond. He has given evidence before numerous parliamentary committees. He has also helped various countries in setting up new legal and regulatory regimes, most notably Abu Dhabi’s ADGM just over three-and-a-half years ago, which is now financial centre number 26 in the world (Z/Yen index).Barney advises financial market participants on navigating the impact and implementation of EU and UK regulatory developments, such as EMIR 2.1 and 2.2, BRRD2, the new EU IPU requirements for non-EU banks and large investment firms and the expansion of the UK's Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

Jürgen  Rigterink

Jürgen Rigterink

FMO-Dutch Development Bank

Jurgen Rigterink is CEO and Chairman of the Management Board for FMO-Dutch Development Bank.  He has previously held the roles of Chief Risk and Financial Officer as well as Chief Investment Officer at FMO. He is also credited as the co-creator of FMO’s strategy as one of the largest bilateral private sector development banks worldwide, with a committed investment portfolio of over EUR 9 billion in 80+ emerging markets. FMO creates access to a full range of financial products and services to private sector enterprises in developing markets with a focus on financial institutions, energy, agribusiness and private equity. Mr Rigterink started his career at Bank Brussels Lambert working in Brussels, Chicago and New York before joining ABN AMRO in 1997. He has since served in a variety of senior positions including Sector Head for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2005, Jurgen was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and Country Executive at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan. Mr Rigterink has a Masters Degree in Economics from Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (Nederlands Centrum voor Handelsbevordering). 

Caren Robb

Caren Robb

Deputy Group MD and Head of Strategy and Transformation

Caren Robb has over 15 years of experience in the Consumer Finance sector. Most recently, she served as Commercial Director for afb, a financial services business providing innovative customer and small-medium enterprise credit products across Africa. During her tenure, she was responsible for setting up subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. Also, she was instrumental in launching afb’s unsecured credit products (retail cards, “Smartcash” loans and mobile-lending) and she played a key role in the development of the business strategy. Throughout her career, Caren has worked in various leadership roles in global organisations across the banking and finance, as well as retail, industries; these include Standard Chartered Bank, RCS Group and Woolworths Financial Services. She has experience in consumer finance mergers, acquisitions and integration, multinational operations, credit risk management, product development, growth and profitability, regulatory engagement and management, system migrations, tax frameworks and treasury management. At Letshego, Caren is tasked with developing and enhancing the Group’s strategic agenda as well as ensuring the execution of the transformational plans to deliver this. In addition, she will oversee the Risk Management as well as the Legal and Compliance functions for the Group. To deliver on these objectives, Caren will cover the Letshego footprint, with added specific geographic responsibilities for Mozambique, Namibia and Rwanda. Caren is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and has served as a member of the CIMA Member Services Committee in 2014 / 2015 in London as the African representative. Also, she was a CIMA Africa Regional Board member between 2010 and 2015. 

Donald Toon

Donald Toon

Director for Economic and Cyber Crime
National Crime Agency (NCA)

As Director, Prosperity of the National Crime Agency, Donald leads and coordinates the UK’s enforcement response to a range of serious criminality, including: money laundering; corruption; sanctions; counterfeit currency; intellectual property crime; cyber and fraud.

After ten years as an officer in the Royal Navy, Donald moved into operational law enforcement in 2002 as the head of Customs’ criminal investigation capability.  In 2011, Donald was appointed as HMRC’s Director of Criminal Investigation, where he led the delivery of a fivefold increase in prosecutions for tax fraud. In March 2014, he was appointed as Director, Economic Crime Command in the NCA, and in November 2016, he was appointed Director Prosperity, covering both Economic and Cyber crime.

Andreas   Treichl

Andreas Treichl

Chief Executive Officer
Erste Group Bank

Andreas Treichl has been Chief Executive Officer of Erste Group Bank AG since 1997. Under his leadership, local savings bank Erste went public and expanded to become one of the leading banking groups in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with more than 16 million customers. It is now one of the top retail digital banks in Europe. Mr Treichl started his banking career in 1977 at Chase Manhattan in New York and went on to work in a variety of management positions in Vienna, Athens and Brussels. In 1994 he was appointed a Member of the Management Board of Erste Österreichische Spar-Casse and in July 1997 he became Chairman of the Board.

He established the ERSTE Foundation and has been a Member of its Advisory Board since 2013. He was one of the initiators of Erste's Social Banking programme, a financial inclusion initiative that addresses the needs of traditionally unbanked groups in CEE including people at risk of poverty, first-time entrepreneurs and social organisations.

Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King’s College, London. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. In 2014, he was made a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, and a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs. He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum.

Mr Wolf has been included in Foreign Policy’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2019, he received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished business and financial journalism. He has also won the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism, the RTZ David Watt memorial prize, the Journalism Prize of the Fundacio Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation), Commentator of the Year at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards, the “Ludwig-Erhard Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik” (“Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary”), and “Commentariat of the Year” at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers recognised Mr Wolf in its Best in Business Journalism competition. He has also won the Ischia International Journalism Prize and the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium”.

His most recent publications are Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008 and 2010) and The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014). Mr Wolf was educated at Oxford University. He has honorary doctorates from Kingston University, Macquarie University, the London School of Economics, Warwick University and KU Leuven.

Clare  Woodman

Clare Woodman

Head of EMEA and CEO
Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Clare Woodman is Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc. She is a member of both the global operating and management committees and chair of Morgan Stanley Europe SE. She was previously Global Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Group. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 from Clifford Chance. Clare is a Trustee of the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, overseeing the firm’s longstanding partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, and she is a sponsor of the firm’s Women's Business Alliance. She holds senior non-executive roles at The UK Finance Board, The Banking Standards Board and is a member of TheCityUK Advisory Council. She studied at the London Business School where she obtained her MBA.


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 and Moderators (8)

Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King’s College, London. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. In 2014, he was made a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, and a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs. He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr Wolf has been included in Foreign Policy’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. He has won the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism, the RTZ David Watt memorial prize, the Journalism Prize of the Fundacio Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation), Commentator of the Year at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards, the “Ludwig-Erhard Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik” (“Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary”), and “Commentariat of the Year” at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers recognised Mr Wolf in its Best in Business Journalism competition. He has also won the Ischia International Journalism Prize and the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium”.
His most recent publications are Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008 and 2010) and The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014). Mr Wolf was educated at Oxford University. He has honorary doctorates from Nottingham University, Kingston University, Macquarie University, the London School of Economics, Warwick University and KU Leuven.

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.

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

US Banking Editor
Financial Times

Laura Noonan is the FT’s US Banking Editor, having recently been the Investment Banking Correspondent, where she writes on some of the world’s biggest banks and on industry trends. Before joining the FT in 2015, she covered European banking for Reuters, and the Irish banking crisis for the Irish Independent. She is also a CFA charterholder.

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.

Joy Macknight

Joy Macknight

Managing Editor
The Banker

Joy Macknight is Managing Editor at The Banker, having previously been Deputy Editor and Technology Editor, covering transaction banking, fintechs and technology. Previously, she was Features Editor at Profit & Loss, a foreign exchange and derivatives magazine and conference producer. Before that, she was Editorial Director at Treasury Today and Editor at gtnews, which cover corporate treasury. She also worked as a staff writer on Banking Technology and IBM Computer Today, as well as a freelancer on Computer Weekly. She has a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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.

Brian Caplen

Brian Caplen

The Banker

Brian Caplen is Editor of The Banker, one of the world’s leading financial journals and part of the Financial Times Group. He is also Executive Editor of fDi magazine which deals with foreign direct investment.

He regularly appears on the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera to comment on international banking, economic and financial issues. He frequently lectures on financial topics. He also worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years. He has travelled extensively and done numerous high-level interviews with prime ministers, finance ministers, central bank governors and senior executives.

He has a first class honours degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

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.


Agenda - 30th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 8:50am
    Chair’s opening remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Opening Keynote: What underpins financial stability in this changing world and how will it be achieved and maintained? The risks, the plan, the policy, the outlook …

    Keynote speaker: 

    Sir Paul Tucker, Chair, Systemic Risk Council

    In Conversation With: 

    Patrick Jenkins,  Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:20am
    Morning Global Banking Briefing: What Now for Financial Globalisation? What Next for the Business of Banking?

    Major inflection points for global financial markets and the business models of banking...


    Matthieu Lemerle, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co 

  • 9:35am
    Global Leaders’ Roundtable: The Future of Capitalism and Democracy - If money makes the world go round how do banks help the world go forward?
    • What does populism mean to banks? To what extent is the financial sector embroiled with the causes and effects of populism and how can banks show leadership in bolstering social capital?
    • Globalisation ... 'Developed' versus 'Emerging' market perspectives: Is global multi-lateral co-operation and governance in retreat? Or simply throwing its weight in other directions? ... Or should we be wary of hyped-up diagnoses? '
    • How can the political and economic spheres  -and specifically banks, regulators and policy makers- work together to lay out a sustainable and safe financial sector underpinning thriving economies?  
    • How might technology in banking play a part in winning back 'dissenters' and democratising finance? How can banks help engage young or disaffected populations in democratic capitalism?


    Yanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Finance Minister and Professor of Economics, University of Athens 

    Andreas Treichl, CEO, Erste Group

    Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, CBE, Chairman and Executive Board Member, Akbank 

    Sergio Ermotti, Group CEO, UBS

    Sanjiv Chadha, Regional Head, State Bank of India


    Martin Wolf CBE, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

  • 10:35am
    Networking Break
  • 10:55am
    Divide and Rule: Regulating - and deregulating - a fracturing globe?

    While regulators and banks have been striving towards increasing global harmonisation, integration and fluidity, political will - whether by design or implication - seems to be threatening to throw its weight behind a splintering of global cooperation and governance. How should banks and regulators react?

    • Is there a future for Basel IV? Are regulators shifting their thinking on capital requirements in Europe? As finalisation is stalled does the industry have a window of opportunity to shape a best-possible Basel IV…and how long is this stalling set to last?
    • Right questions, right answers: in an ideal world how could financial regulation keep the sector safe while allowing banks the creativity to redeploy capital for growth and freedom to diversify risk management approaches?
    • Countdown to MiFID ii: is the industry ready and what will the ramifications be?


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

    Michael Cole-Fontayn, EVP and EMEA Chairman, BNY Mellon

    John Berrigan, Deputy Director General,Directorate General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission 

    Eric Litvack, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy- Global Banking and Investor Solutions, Societe Generale and Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

    Bridget Gandy, Co-head EMEA Financial Institutions, Fitch Ratings


    Caroline Binham, Financial Regulation Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 11:40am
    Europe in the C-Suite: Banking on a better future for the continent?
    • From talking to walking: how is Brexit really going to impact the City and is the financial sector already on the move?
    • Regulating Brexit: as the UK prepares to leave the EU what will constitute the best regulatory fit? How can the City maintain influence? Passporting Vs (enhanced?) equivalence Vs other…?
    • Contract continuity: What can we really expect? 
    • Italian banking: what has been learned from a resolved situation?
    • State of the Eurozone: can the Monetary Union tackle its crises and make good before it is too late? Is it already too late?
    • Next steps needed to complete the Banking Union? 
    • Carving up the continent: if political union unravels where will the fault-lines fall? Will southern Europe be abandoned to resolve their economic problems alone?


    Jean Pierre Mustier, CEO, UniCredit

    Clare Woodman,  Global Chief Operating Officer for Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley International

    Pentti Hakkarainen, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank – Banking Supervision


    Barnabas Reynolds, Head of the Global Financial Institutions Advisory and Financial Regulatory Group, Shearman & Sterling


    Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

  • 12:25pm
    What's the Big Idea? Strategy, Outsourcing and ROI

    When should a bank really call in the consultants and how can they ensure maximum value when they do? 


    Devesh Mehta, Partner & Co-Head of Financial Services Advisory, Grant Thornton UK LLP

    In Conversation With: 

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times 

  • 12:40pm
  • 1:40pm
    The 2017 FT FinTech Awards Announcement

    Winners to be announced by: 

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:45pm
    Innovation and Impact: How is FinTech shaping banking, how is banking shaping FinTech and how are both shaping business across the world?


    Caren Robb, Deputy Group MD and Head of Strategy and Transformation, Letshego

    Richard Crook, Head of Innovation Engineering, RBS

    Fabrizio Campelli, Global Head, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management 

    Peter Behrens, Co-founder and COO, RateSetter

    Jürgen Rigterink, CEO, FMO-Dutch Development Bank


    Martin Arnold, Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:30pm
    How Open is Open? Frictionless finance...and the rub: How do banks render reputation, operations, data and money secure in an increasingly digitised world?
    • Cyber-attacks, alternative facts and twitter spats: how is the internet undermining traditional order, security and stability? What are the direct and indirect implications for banks and financial institutions?
    • With the increasing perimeter in API Open Banking resulting from PSD2 style structural changes to markets what new security vulnerabilities are being introduced? How will PSD2 and GDPR tally? 
    • Preparing for macro and micro impacts of AI and automation: from security and data to jobs and business
    • How can banks act to mitigate the risks attached to being a digital entity? What is the sector’s exposure to attacks on other institutions?


    Donald Toon, Director for Economic and Cyber Crime, National Crime Agency (NCA)

    Emma Mohan-Satta, Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Lab

    Kim Hammonds, Member of the Management Board and Group Chief Operating Officer, Deutsche Bank


    Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor, The Banker

  • 3:10pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:30pm
    Meeting of Minds: From every high street to a single app, how is customer trust and community cultivated today?

    If, as underpins the rationale of today’s programme, binaries are unhelpful and, as is increasingly argued, the ‘branch v’s digital debate’ is redundant, then the question is: what constitutes the right balance and why? Whether through physical or online presence how can customer trust and communities be built and sustained? As the sector moves towards the ether, what role does the traditional branch still play in contemporary financial services provision? And what lessons can branch-based and digital providers usefully learn from each other? If trust is the cornerstone of finance how far do all types of banks and lenders understand how to cultivate and hold that trust?


    Iain Kirkpatrick, Managing Director - Retail Banking, Metro Bank

    Victoria van Lennep, Co-Founder, Lendable


    Brian Caplen, Editor, The Banker

  • 3:50pm
    Task Force: Banks - What are we? Who are we? And why are we here?
    • What should a bank be today? Which model: technology company, platform model, utility or other? How are banking business models adapting so as to stay relevant, competitive and compliant?
    • Journeys of 'reinvention': how have different types of institutions interpreted the changing banking landscape and their place within it?  
    • Finance as service: what is the social, economic and societal purpose of banks - whether retail, investment or corporate? 
    • Customer loyalty and the ethics of big data
    • Attracting and nurturing human capital: how is the profile of the financial sector workforce changing and how can the industry compete to draw the best people? How can banks ensure that they are attracting top millennials and a richly diverse talent pool?


    Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money

    Beatriz Martin Jimenez, Global Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, UBS Investment and UBS UK

    Tracy Blackwell, CEO, Pension Insurance Corporation and Non-Executive Director of Trust Bank

    David Fass, CEO EMEA, Macquarie


    Laura Noonan, Investment Banking Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Unequal pay, Under-promotion and Sexual Harassment: Breaking down the pillars of Systemic Sexism in the City


    Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money

    Sir Phillip Hampton, Chair, Government-backed Women on Boards Review

     In Conversation With: 

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Martin Wolf's Concluding Thoughts: What's next for Global Banking?

    Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

  • 5:25pm
    Closing Keynote: Anticipating China...

    Following president Xi Jinping’s apparently ground-breaking appearance in Davos early this year, is China emerging as a beacon of stability and leadership for the globalised economy? Or will the Country’s macroeconomic imbalances drive the burgeoning of a freshly unfolding financial crisis wreaking havoc across the world?

    Keynote speaker: 

    Xiang Bing, Professor of China and Globalisation, Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business


  • 5:50pm
    Closing remarks
  • 6:00pm
  • 7:00pm
    Summit Close

2017 Photos

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Taking Place as part of FT The Banking Week

The Financial Times and The Banker will host a number of topical and forward-looking multi-format conferences from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 November 2017. Planned half-day conferences and briefings include:

Making Finance Sustainable
Financing Progress, Enriching Returns
Monday 27 November, 14:00 – 17:30 

FT Protecting Banks in Cyberspace 
Defend, Detect, Respond
Tuesday 28 November 2017, 08:15 – 13:00

The Future of the Payments Industry
Embracing Innovation and Regulation to Increase Efficiency
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 08:00-10:00

The Banker's Bank of The Year Awards 2017
The 18th annual awards celebrating the achievements of successful financial institutions from around the world.
Evening of 29 November 2017

To find out how you can host an exclusive audience of targeted senior-level executives at the briefing of your choice, please contact Toby Saunders today on +44 (0) 20 7873 4729 or email


Who Attends

The banking summit annually attracts senior executives from banks, regulatory bodies, and senior representatives from consultancies and other professional service firms.

C-level and senior executives of global Retail, Corporate, Commercial, Private and Institutional banks with job titles including:

  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Relationship Management
  • Planning & Performance
  • Risk & Finance
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Policy & Regulation  
  • Investment
  • Corporate Development
  • Financial Institutions
  • Digital & Mobile
  • Payments & Transactions   
  • UK Representative Offices

In addition, senior representatives of new market entrants companies, including those representing:

  • New Online Banks
  • Peer to Peer Lenders
  • Bitcoin, Crowd Funding
  • Asset Management firms

A limited number of places will also be made available to senior representatives of professional service firms, technology and payments companies and business consultancies.


Be in good company

We already have over 250 senior banking executives confirmed including c-level delegation from:

Banco BPM, Investec, Bank of Cyprus, M.M. Warburg & Co, Bank Leumi UK, Japan Post Bank, Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V., Garanti Bank, Atom Bank, Hampshire Trust Bank, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Turkiye Is Bankasi AS, UBS Investment Bank, Virgin Money, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, Axis Bank, HSBC Bank plc, Bank of America, Knight Vinke, ANZ Banking Group, Guaranty Trust Bank, Euro Exim Bank, United Arab Bank, Bank Of England, Macquarie Group Limited, Bank of Japan, Banco do Brasil, BBVA, National Bank of Kuwait, Bank of Beirut, Bank of Ceylon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Agricole, Erste Group, Shawbrook Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Union Bank of India, State Bank of India, Banca Akros, ICICI Bank, Aldermore Bank, Franklin Templeton, Close Brothers, Schroders, DZ Bank, UniCredit, Westpac, BMCE Bank, Nomura International, QNB Finansbank, DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank, BNY Mellon, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, BNP Paribas, Oppenheimer & Co, Aviva Investors, Handelsbanken, BlackRock, NIBC Bank, Barclays, National Australia Bank, UMTB London, Wells Fargo, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, ClearlySo, Santander, Bangkok Bank, J.P. Morgan, Bank Saderat, Mizuho Bank, Ahli United Bank, Alpha Bank, Banco Finantia, FCMB Bank, China Construction Bank, Rasmala, RBC Capital Markets, Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Habib Bank, ABN AMRO, FCE Bank, Bank of China, Lloyds Banking Group, Burgan Bank, Pictet & Cie, C. Hoare & Co., Punjab National Bank, Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe Arab Bank, Banca d'Italia, ING Bank, Caixabank, Qatar National Bank, Bank of Amercia Merrill Lynch, KBC Group, Emirates NBD Bank, Union Bank, Yes Bank, Bank Sepah, Coutts & Company, Société Générale, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Raiffeisen Bank International and many more…


Become an event partner

Align your organisation with this prestigious date in the banking calendar and gain exclusive access to the most senior decision-makers in the industry. From taking to the stage alongside our expert speakers to hosting an intimate roundtable of prospective clients or promoting your products in the exhibition area, we can tailor a package to suit your needs.

Spaces are limited. For further details, please contact Toby Saunders today on +44 (0) 20 7873 4729 or email


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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.

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.

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Grant Thornton is a global network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, made up of 50,000 people in over 140 countries. For more than 100 years, we have helped dynamic organisations unlock their growth potential and realise their strategic ambitions. Our brand is recognised and respected the world over. Whether you’re looking to finance growth, manage risk and regulation, optimise your operations or realise stakeholder value, we can help you. We balance a desire to do what’s best for you in the future with an instinctive sense of what’s going to help you now. We have the global scale to meet your changing needs, but with the insight and agility that helps you stay one step ahead.

Privately owned enterprises, listed companies and public sector organisations come to us for our global scale, quality, industry insight and deep technical expertise. But what sets us apart is our distinctive client experience which leads to more meaningful advice and a better working relationship. We discover what’s important to you and make it important to us.

In Africa, we have a strong and growing footprint with 41 member firm offices in 24 countries and over 2600 people covering the Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone speaking regions. The UK firm’s Africa Business Group collaborates with the African network and the wider global network to provide a seamless and streamlined service to you, whatever your business needs may be in the region.

The Africa Business Group consists of experts from a variety of backgrounds, offering a broad range of services spanning the life cycle of an investment with a particular focus on asset tracing and recovery; dispute resolution, forensic investigations; corporate finance; valuations; due diligence; debt advisory; public company advisory; and restructuring.

We work across sectors with deep sector expertise in financial services; mining; energy; oil & gas; and public sector. With a balance of local market knowledge and strong global expertise, we are well positioned to help you understand and navigate the opportunities and challenges of operating in Africa.

Grant Thornton UK LLP is a Grant Thornton member firm led by 185 partners with over 4500 people. Our underlying purpose, wherever we operate, is to build a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses, and communities where businesses and people thrive.

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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 100 locations in over 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 organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution

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Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. 

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Our award-winning global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory group works on complex cross-border issues and transactions and has advised on a significant number of high profile, first-in-kind, challenging regulatory and compliance matters.

Our practice is truly multi-jurisdictional in its scope, with our core group practicing in London, New York and Washington, DC, and additional regulatory expertise in Toronto, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Brussels, Singapore and Beijing, among other offices. This allows us to match the global presence of many of our clients and provide seamless coverage in core jurisdictions. In the current environment, when so many of the rules are generated out of the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee, our cross-border regulatory practice allows us to stay ahead of regulatory trends and anticipate issues that may be relevant to you. Most recently our team has been at the forefront of discussions of how Brexit will affect businesses in the UK and globally. They continue to assess, examine and provide practical guidance on the implications of Brexit for financial institutions.

We provide a full global service to banks, investment firms, brokers, insurance and reinsurance companies, exchanges, SEFs/MTFs, clearing and settlement providers, fund firms, payment service providers and corporations on the laws and regulations of the world’s key financial and commercial centres. Capitalising on our regulatory knowledge and insight, we provide innovative solutions on a cross-border and local basis and assist clients in cultivating their relationships with regulators.

At the core of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with nearly 12 000 professionals present in more than 31 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.

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Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgements with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. In addition to Fitch Ratings, the group includes Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a provider of learning and development solutions for the global financial services industry; and BMI Research, a provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets. Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.

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· Not enough office space? – in fact over 1,000,000 sqm high quality free office space
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Nikkei Asian Review brings insights from Asia, from the inside out. As part of Nikkei, Asia’s largest independent business media group, it offers comprehensive pan-Asian reporting that is vital to your decision making. With an extensive network of contributors including academics, government leaders and captains of industry from around the world, it gives readers a fuller picture of business in Asia, while its “Asia300” content provides in-depth coverage of the most influential and fastest-growing listed companies from 11 economies outside Japan.

Learning Partner (1)

We believe no one is better placed to tackle the necessary challenges, drive change and lead business transformation than the people and teams who run them. Executive learning programmes created by FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance can transform businesses through customised, demonstrable and active models of corporate learning.

With our access to many of the world’s greatest business minds, leading business schools and world-renowned FT journalists, we help leaders and their teams achieve competitive advantage with the necessary skills, based on a measurable model of corporate learning that has a positive impact on an organisation’s business.  

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We are the go-to, trusted resource for financial services and banking technology specialists across the sector. Our reputation has been earned over the years through our understanding of the industry, investigative journalism and independence. 

We deliver daily news and commentary on all things fintech through our website and free daily newsletter, whilst Banking Technology Magazine – a monthly print and digital publication in circulation for over three decades – provides in-depth research of the industry’s developments and trends.

Our annual awards show, Banking Technology Awards, recognises excellence in the use of IT and financial services, strive for innovation, and professional contribution to the industry’s betterment.

Twitter: @bankingtechno


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Global Risk Regulator is closely following all the major developments in banking and securities regulation, including the pressure for banks to improve their risk data and responses to stress-testing processes; how regulators are reacting to reduced liquidity in financial markets, especially fixed income; and the revisions to methods for calculating Basel risk-weighted assets.

The Paypers ( is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the digital identity space.

Established in 1980, Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF), is a not-for-profit women’s network run by members, for members. It is dedicated to increasing opportunity for individual members to network, learn and advise each other at every stage of their career, through WIBF’s programme of workshops and events. WIBF aims to improve gender balance at all levels in the financial services sector by working closely with individual and corporate members.  WIBF is a UK-wide network with branches in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol,  Birmingham and Manchester.


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