The financial services industry has spent nearly 10 years recovering from the 2008 financial crisis and responding to the plethora of rules, regulations and penalties it spawned. Now, with the surprise election of Donald Trump, the stage is set for a new era of change. The anticipation of this change in a Trump administration has energized the US business climate as evidenced by the bullish stock market, strengthening of the US dollar and the Federal Reserve’s tighter monetary policy. Hopes of corporate tax reform and infrastructure investment have companies considering ways to spend their cash stockpiles beyond dividend payments and stock buy backs. The financial community is particularly giddy with anticipation of an environment where costly and restrictive regulations may be relaxed if not repealed altogether.
As a well-respected and independent voice in the global banking sector, the Financial Times will convene high-level executives in the banking and asset management industries in New York to explore potential legislative and regulatory changes, their market implications, and what financial institutions and their advisors can do to influence Trump’s promised reshaping of the legal landscape. The event will bring together peer-level leaders from major US and international banks and asset managers, large regional banks, government officials and select service providers including law firms, accounting firms, consultancies, data and technology providers. The agenda will reflect timely opportunities and challenges in global financial services as the Republican majority Congress and Team Trump negotiate and potentially execute a reform agenda.