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Banking and Capital Markets, Finance

FT Banking Summit 2018

Politics, Platforms, People, Profits… and Purpose

London |
Speakers include:
Charlotte  Hogg

Charlotte Hogg


Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

Bank for International Settlements

Yifat Oron

Yifat Oron



The FT Banking Summit 2018 will confront head-on the worries and the hopes of bankers today. The focus will be on “politics, platforms, people, profits and purpose”. Senior leaders and decision makers from finance, government, regulatory bodies, and business will gather in London to discuss these issues.

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"A fantastically engaging, and informative event, that should be penciled in your diary every year."
Ramesh Googoolye
Lloyds Bank
"A great high level overview of virtually all the recent developments in banking: so much takeaway for bank leaders!"
Benjamin Anwuri


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Augustin Carstens PPT


Full Overview

Banking has never been so complicated, frenetic or risky. Equally, it has never offered so much opportunity. In this fast-moving world – characterised by unpredictable political developments, bewildering technological innovation, rapid demographic change, relentless pressure to deliver profits and the need for large corporations to prove they have a wider environmental and social purpose – bankers are living on the edge. If they get it wrong, opportunities are lost, mediocrity threatens and profits stagnate. If they get it right, there is everything to gain, commercial success beckons and financial performance improves.

The FT Banking Summit 2018 will confront head-on the worries and the hopes of bankers today. The focus will be on “politics, platforms, people, profits and purpose”. Senior leaders and decision makers from finance, government, regulatory bodies, and business will gather in London to discuss these issues.

Leading minds will explore the geo-political events shaping the banking world, and why many banks now regard themselves as technology platforms as much as financial institutions. They will emphasise the importance of people – both as customers, who are growing more numerous and demanding, and as employees, who must be trained, motivated and rewarded. They will opine on the best ways to boost revenues, control costs and create profits.

Perhaps most significantly, the summit will explore what banks are doing to meet their broader corporate responsibilities, to help societies find a path to a more sustainable future. They are doing this by providing loans and investments to companies and public bodies for projects that contribute to economic growth without harming people or the natural environment, such as renewable energy, low-carbon technologies and other schemes that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Profitable banking and sustainable finance go hand in hand. 

If you want to find out more about the vital issues facing banks today, this is a must-attend event.


Speakers (30)

Charlotte  Hogg

Charlotte Hogg

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Charlotte Hogg leads the European region of Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments. She is responsible for Visa’s operations across 38 markets, focusing on expanding Visa’s merchant and financial institution relationships in the region. Prior to joining Visa, Charlotte served as chief operating officer for the Bank of England, from 2013 to 2017.  Her previous roles include leading retail distribution for Santander in the UK, managing director of UK and Irish operations at Experian and CEO of Goldfish Bank at Discover Financial Services. Earlier in her career, she. was a managing director for strategy and planning at Morgan Stanley, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, based in the US.Charlotte graduated from the University of Oxford with a B.A. in Economics and History. She is a Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar from Harvard University, and has an honorary Doctor of Laws from Warwick University.Charlotte is supporting Now Teach. She was also a former Director of BBC Worldwide and member of Audit and Remuneration Committees, the Finance, Audit and Remuneration Committees (equivalent of Board) of Oxford University Press, a Trustee and former chair of First Story Ltd, a former Governor of Nottingham Trent University and whilst in New York, former Board member of Partnership with Children.

Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

General Manager
Bank for International Settlements

Agustín Carstens became General Manager of the BIS on 1 December 2017. He was Governor of the Bank of Mexico from 2010 to 2017. A member of the BIS Board from 2011 to 2017, he was chair of the Global Economy Meeting and the Economic Consultative Council from 2013 until2017. He also chaired the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the IMF's policy advisory committee from 2015 to 2017. Mr Carstens began his career in 1980 at the Bank of Mexico. From 1999 to 2000, he was Executive Director at the IMF. He later served as Mexico’s deputy finance minister (2000–03) and as Deputy Managing Director at the IMF (2003–06). He was Mexico's finance minister from 2006 to 2009. Hehas been a member of the Financial Stability Board since 2010 and is a member of the Group of Thirty. Mr Carstens holds an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. 

Yifat Oron

Yifat Oron


 Yifat Oron is the CEO of LeumiTech, the high-tech banking subsidiary of Israel’s Leumi Group. She is responsible for using Leumi Group's global capabilities and offerings to support high-tech companies' financing needs. She has over 20 years of experience working with technology companies, in venture capital, banking and consulting. She spent most of her career as a Partner at Vertex Ventures (an Israeli-based venture fund with over $700m of capital under management), where she invested and served as a board member of early stage technology companies in the semiconductors, enterprise IT and cleantech sectors. Prior to joining Vertex, Ms Oron was a technology investment banking associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co in New York where she analysed mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, fixed income and syndicated financings. Previously, she spent three years at the Directorate of R&D of the Israeli Ministry of Defense where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Economics, Budget & Control Department. At the age of 34, Ms Oron was selected as one of the promising "40 Under 40" in the High-Tech and VC category by Israel's leading economic newspaper. She holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and a BSc in Economics and Management from the Israel Institute of Technology. 

Jonathan  Allen

Jonathan Allen

Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist
Amazon Web Services

Jonathan Allen joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an Enterprise Strategist & Evangelist in May 2017. In this role, he works with enterprise technology executives around the globe to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers. Prior to joining AWS, Jonathan was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director in Capital One Bank’s UK division. He was part of the bank’s Global Technology Leadership team that selected AWS as its Predominant Cloud Partner in 2014, and was accountable for architecting, engineering and execution of the technical build out and system migrations of the bank’s AWS Cloud strategy in partnership with the US divisions. During his 17 years at Capital One he also led large scale transformations including the roll out of regulatory compliance, the move from outsourcing to out-tasking, engagement with AWS Cloud Partners, adoption of DevOps at scale and the focus of an engineering led culture. In 2012, he was awarded IT Manager of the Year by The Chartered Institute for IT.  He holds a Diploma in Computer Studies from Loughborough College and a CIO MBA from Boston University.


Mirza Baig

Mirza Baig

Global Head of Governance
Aviva Investors

Mirza Baig is Global Head of Governance at Aviva Investors, a function which includes managing the development and oversight of voting policies and execution, related company engagement, the integration of ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors across the full spectrum of Aviva Investors’ assets, and the development of governance-focused public policy positions. He is a member of the House View Forum and Strategic Investment Group which develops the institutional macro outlook, and reviews all investment ideas for Aviva Investor’s multi-asset strategies. Mirza is also a member of the UK Investment Association’s Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee and the International Corporate Governance Network’s Business Ethics and Systemic Risk Committee. Mirza joined Aviva Investors in 2016 with over 15 years’ experience in corporate governance having previously served as Vice President, Corporate Governance, at State Street Global Advisors, and Director of Governance and Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management.

Jellie Banga

Jellie Banga

Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Triodos Bank

Jellie Banga is the Chief Operating Officer of Triodos Bank, a global pioneer in sustainable banking with its headquarters in the Netherlands. Ms Banga has been a statutory Member of the Executive Board since September 2014, having first been appointed to the Executive Board as a non-statutory Member in 2013. She is also a Member of the Board of Stichting Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Stichting Triodos Holding and a Member of the Advisory Council of Stichting Lichter. 

Colin Bell

Colin Bell

Group Head of Financial Crime Risk, and Member of the Group Management Board
HSBC Holdings

Colin Bell is Group Head of Financial Crime Risk at HSBC. He joined HSBC in 2016 and was appointed a Group Managing Director in March 2017.  Mr Bell previously worked at UBS, where he was Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Control. He has 10 years of experience in managing risk and financial crime, following 16 years in the British Army. During his time in the Army, Mr Bell held a variety of command and staff appointments, including operational tours of Iraq and Northern Ireland, time in the Ministry of Defence, a NATO appointment and completion of the Advanced Command and Staff Course. He joined UBS Investment Bank in January 2007, becoming the Global Head of Operational Risk Control in 2011. In January 2014, he was appointed the Global Head of Compliance (Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance) and Operational Risk Control for UBS. 

Peter Bosek

Peter Bosek

Chief Retail Officer
Erste Group

Peter Bosek has steered the group-wide Retail Business in Erste Group Bank AG since 2013 and has been a Board Member since January 2015. In this role Peter is responsible for Group Retail Strategy, Group Private Banking, Digital Sales, as well as Group Customer Experience. Peter also manages the group's digital transformation, including the rollout of the widely acknowledged digital banking platform, George, across Erste Group's seven markets in central and eastern Europe. A Doctor of Law and former lecturer at the University of Vienna, Peter started his banking career at Erste österreichische Spar-Casse, where he held a number of management positions in real estate, residential construction and branch network management. He also holds a supervisory board position at Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group. 

Adam Bremner

Adam Bremner

SVP, Global Head of Strategy, Platforms and Solutions, Banking & Financial Services

Adam Bremner is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategy, Platforms and Solutions in Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services (BFS) practice. In this role he is responsible for all “change the business” initiatives and accountable for scoping and leading strategic initiatives, creating new solutions and platforms for clients as well as executing joint ventures, alliances and acquisitions. In addition, he is a member of Cognizant’s Transformation Executive Council whose role is to help identify and craft transformational opportunities for Cognizant’s largest accounts. Prior to joining Cognizant, he spent over 25 years at McKinsey & Company as a Senior Partner in its Banking & Securities practice. He has advised leaders of global corporate banks, broker-dealers, wealth managers and advisors across the globe on a range of operations, technology and business issues including operating model design, shared services and sourcing strategies. He previously led the North American Banking Operations and Technology practice and the global Corporate and Investment Banking practice for McKinsey & Company.  Adam has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of New South Wales.

Jon Danielsson

Jon Danielsson

Co-Director, Systemic Risk Centre
London School of Economics

Jon Danielsson is the Co-Director of the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics. He is also an Associate Professor of Finance in the LSE’s Department of Finance. He has a PhD in economics and his research interests include systemic risk, financial risk forecasting and financial regulations. He has written two books, Financial Risk Forecasting and Global Financial Systems: Stability and Risk and published a number of articles in leading academic journals.

Karin Dohm

Karin Dohm

Managing Director, Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs and Group Structuring
Deutsche Bank

Karin Dohm heads the Government and Regulatory Affairs department of Deutsche Bank In that capacity she drives DB’s regulatory strategy and engagement with key regulators, politicians and other external stakeholders. She also leads the oversight and control over the implementation of key regulatory initiatives as well as the continuous reconfiguration of the Group addressing Deutsche Bank’s legal entity structure for operating and service entities as well as its booking model. Before taking on this role she was the CFO for the Global Transaction Banking of Deutsche Bank and previously she was the Chief Accounting Officer of DB Group. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2011, Ms Dohm was a Partner at Deloitte. She has vast experience from more than 15 years as an auditor and tax advisor in transaction advisory services, optimising internal and external reporting processes and auditing the financial statements of clients such as financial services institutions, investment firms, as well as real estate and travel and leisure companies. 

In addition, she represents Deutsche Bank in a number of industry related bodies, such as the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the Association of German Banks (BDB) and the European Banking Federation (EBF). Outside of DB, she is a member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of Ceconomy AG (formerly Metro Group), a publicly listed MDAX company. She is also Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board and head of the Audit Committee of Deutsche Euroshop AG, another MDAX listed company that invests solely in shopping centres. Ms Dohm studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy in Münster, Saragossa and Berlin. 

John Glen MP

John Glen MP

Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister
HM Treasury, British Government

John Glen was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister on 9 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 14 June 2017 to 8 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond from July 2016 until June 2017. He was first elected to Parliament as the MP for Salisbury in 2010. He previously worked for Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

Olivier Guersent

Olivier Guersent

Director General, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
European Commission

Olivier Guersent is Director General at the DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission.  He joined the European Commission in 1992, initially with the "Merger Task Force" in the Directorate-General for Competition. Since then, he has alternated between the private offices of a number of European Commissioners (Karel Van Miert, Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes) and DG Competition (successively Deputy Head of Unit in charge of cartels, Head of Unit in charge of policy and coordination of cases, Head of Unit in charge of merger control, Acting Director “Transport, postal and other services" and, from 2009, Director responsible for the fight against cartels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the head of the private office of Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. Having held the position of Deputy Director-General since July 2014, Mr Guersent has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since 1 September 2015. Mr Guersent graduated with distinction from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux” in 1983. He is a member of the board of of the non-profit organisation Aremis and is a regular lecturer to postgraduate university students.

Jacob Gyntelberg

Jacob Gyntelberg

Head of Balance Sheet Risk Controls

Jacob Gyntelberg is Head of Balance Sheet Risk Controls for the Nordea Group. Prior to joining Nordea he was a Senior Vice President at Danske Bank and a Principal Economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) where he worked for over 12 years. He holds a PhD and in economics from the University of Copenhagen. 

Philipp  Hildebrand

Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman

Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock, is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee, with the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII), BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) and Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) businesses reporting to him. He joined BlackRock in 2012. Before that he was Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was also a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), of which the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman in November 2011. Previously, Mr Hildebrand was Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank and a partner of Moore Capital Management in London. Between 2006 and 2009, he was a member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office. He is a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the International Leadership Council for Europe for the University of Toronto. He is a Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Mérite (France).Mr Hildebrand earned a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Catherine  Howarth

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive

Catherine Howarth joined ShareAction as Chief Executive in 2008. ShareAction coordinates civil society to promote responsible investment across Europe, with a focus on mobilising mainstream institutional investors to support accelerated action by companies on climate change, workforce and gender issues and food system risks. She is a member of HM Treasury’s asset management taskforce. She is a board member of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian media group, serving on the Scott Trust’s investment committee. Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014.

Karim Haji

Karim Haji

Partner, Head of Banking and Capital Markets UK

Karim Haji is a Partner and Head of Banking and Capital Markets UK, at KPMG. He has 22 years’ experience at KPMG working in the Financial Services Banking practice responsible for leading engagements with a particular focus on capital markets clients. He has deep knowledge of global investment banking businesses and complex front-to-back business and risk processes for trading operations; and extensive experience of corporate and investment banks including leading audits and significant advisory engagements on governance, risk management and controls and financial due diligence. Mr Haji led a forensic investigation into a large rogue trading incident at a major global investment bank reporting to multiple regulators and the board of directors including the impact on governance, culture, supervision and controls. He additionally has detailed working knowledge of multiple accounting GAAPs including IFRS and recent experience with UK listing reporting requirements. He has been leading KPMG’s response to the UK initiative to build fairer and more effective markets through the FICC Market Standards Board.

Hani Kablawi

Hani Kablawi

CEO, Global Asset Servicing, and Chairman, EMEA
BNY Mellon

Hani Kablawi is Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon’s Global Asset Servicing organisation and Chairman of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. His previous BNY Mellon roles include CEO of EMEA Investment Services, CEO of EMEA Asset Servicing, and Head of EMEA Client Management. Mr Kablawi is a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee, the organisation’s most senior management body. He also serves on BNY Mellon’s European and UK bank boards, and on the management committee of the London branch of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Since joining The Bank of New York in 1997, he has held a number of client, regional and business management roles in New York, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London. He previously worked for HSBC and Mashreq Bank in New York. Mr Kablawi is also a Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), the independent financial think tank for central banks and public investment. 

Matthieu Lemerle

Matthieu Lemerle

Senior Partner and Global Banking Practice Leader
McKinsey & Company

Matthieu Lemerle is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. Based in London he is a leader of the firm’s Global Banking practice, where he serves as the head of the Practice’s Knowledge Committee and leads the European Capital Markets and Investment Banking service line. Since joining McKinsey in 2001, he has served banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of business, operational and functional issues. He is a world-recognised expert in corporate and investment banking, has written multiple papers in the field, is a co-founder of the McKinsey Capital Markets Roundtable, interacts frequently with regulators and is a regular speaker at industry events. In addition to his 18 years of consulting experience, he has operational experience from both McKinsey and previously in the banking sector.

Bunny McDiarmid

Bunny McDiarmid

Co-Executive Director
Greenpeace International


Bunny McDiarmid, together with Jennifer Morgan, became Executive Director of Greenpeace International in April 2016. Bunny began her career as a volunteer on the Rainbow Warrior and then established a regional office in the Pacific working on climate, forests and oceans. She then coordinated the international nuclear and deep sea work for a number of years. After leaving Greenpeace in 1999, she ran a sail research vessel together with her partner in the Antarctic and sub Antarctic region for four years. She is a 30-year veteran of the organisation and has been an activist, ship's crewmember and, most recently, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand a post she held for 10 years. Bunny is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Wim Mijs

Wim Mijs

Chief Executive Officer
European Banking Federation


Wim Mijs was appointed CEO of the European Banking Federation in September 2014. Between 2007 and 2014 he served as CEO of the Dutch banking association NVB. During this time he transformed the NVB into a modern industry association, positioning it as the key representative of the banking sector in the midst of the financial crisis. Wim studied law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, specialising in European and International law. After his studies he worked for one year at the International Court of Arbitration at the Peace Palace in The Hague. In 1993 he joined ABN AMRO in Amsterdam before moving to Brussels to head up the bank’s EU liaison office. He moved back to The Hague in 2002 where he became the Head of Government Affairs for ABN AMRO. Between 2011 and 2015 he served as Chairman of the International Banking Federation. From 2012 to 2014 he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the EBF. From 2013 to 2015 he was President of the Board of Euribor, now known as the European Money Market Institute. 

Tunde Olanrewaju

Tunde Olanrewaju

Senior Partner, London,
McKinsey & Company

Tunde Olanrewaju is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s London office, where he leads the UK Digital Practice. He serves a range of financial services, consumer facing and public sector institutions on strategy, digital transformation, analytics, operations, organisation and culture. Prior to McKinsey, Tunde worked in Digital Marketing at Procter & Gamble, was an Embedded Systems Engineer at Lutron Electronics and also a Technical Author for an Equity Derivatives software start-up. Outside McKinsey, he is a Trustee of Oxfam GB and a Trustee of the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative. He holds a first class MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from Imperial College London. 

Evans Osano

Evans Osano

Director, Capital Markets
FSD (Financial Sector Deepening) Africa

 Evans Osano is Director, Capital Markets Development at FSD Africa. FSA (Financial Sector Deepening) Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is a development finance institution. Funded by UK aid, it aims to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by building efficient and inclusive financial markets. It applies a combination of funding, resources and technical expertise to address financial market failures and deliver a lasting impact. Its main activities include promoting financial inclusion and financing green projects such as those designed to combat climate change. It is one of the initiators, along with the Kenya Bankers Association and other partners, of the Green Bonds Programme Kenya, the aim of which is to stimulate the market for the first green bond issuance in Kenya. Prior to joining FSD Africa in 2016, Mr Osano was a Senior Securities Market Specialist and Head, Efficient Securities Markets Institutional Development (ESMID) Africa, with the World Bank-IFC Finance and Markets Global Practice, where he worked on technical assistance projects related to developing government, non-government bond and equity markets in emerging market countries. His work experience spans Africa, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), North America, Europe and South Asia. Before joining the World Bank Group, he served as a Vice President, Head of Investments at AIG Global Investment Group where his responsibilities included managing a pan-African total return fund that was a pioneer investor in debt and equity markets in Africa. He was instrumental in developing the research and investment process capabilities in fixed income, equities, alternatives and offshore investments in the company. Mr Osano was a founding member of the Market Leaders’ Forum in Kenya and has served (in an advisory capacity) in the Capital Markets Master Plan Implementation Committee. He developed the first Government Bond Market index in Kenya and a widely followed Equity Market index. 

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.

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer
Principles for Responsible Investment

Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) with responsibility for its global operations.  The PRI is a U.N. supported organisation, with more than 2,000 signatories collectively representing over US$80 trillion AUM.  Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years' experience in the financial services and pension sector. She joined from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent 7 years as the CEO.  Fiona also serves on the Board of the U.N. Global Compact and she is the Chair of the Financial Services Commission into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (The Liechtenstein initiative). She is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+ which is the largest ever investor engagement with listed companies.  Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce. In 2018 she was named by Barron’s magazine of one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally. Fiona has formerly been a pension fund director/trustee of AUSfund and been on the boards of Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors and the National Women in Super Network. In 2012, she was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence for her work in public policy.

Alison Rose

Alison Rose


Alison Rose is Deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings and Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate, Commercial & Private Banking business. An influential member of the RBS Executive Management Team, she leads over 12,000 people and is accountable for market-leading brands such as Coutts and Lombard. She has worked at RBS for more than 25 years and prior to her current role was Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Markets & International Banking. Senior leadership roles with RBS have also included Head of Non–investment Grade Origination and Head of Leveraged Finance for the UK and Europe.

Previously shortlisted for the 'most influential woman in investment banking' award by Financial News, Ms Rose is a passionate supporter of diversity and executive sponsor for the bank’s employee-led networks.  Invited to lead a review of the barriers to women starting a business by the UK Government, she also champions NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, an innovative initiative supporting start-up businesses across the UK. 

Sacha Sadan

Sacha Sadan

Director of Corporate Governance
Legal & General Investment Management

Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the LGIM board. In September 2016 he was recognised in the Financial Timesas one of “the 30 most influential people in the City of London’, crediting him as one the leading architects of 2012’s “shareholder spring’. Sacha has overall responsibility for corporate governance including areas including environment, social and governance (ESG). His team performs a highly active role engaging with companies in which LGIM invests, seeking to deliver superior long-term value for shareholders.

Prior to joining LGIM in 2011, he was a fund manager and regularly draws on his in-depth knowledge of companies and markets. He was a senior UK Equity manager at Gartmore (2002–2011) where he co-managed a range of UK equity hedge, retail and institutional funds. He started his career at Universities Superannuation Scheme where he became the lead equity manager of its £4 billion UK pension fund. In 2009 and 2010 he was voted the top-rated pan-European fund manager in the Thomson Reuters Extel Awards (known as the “City Oscars”). In 2001, Sacha was awarded Best of the Buy Side by Institutional Investor. He is a founding member of UK Investor Forum and is still a member of its board. He holds a BA in accounting and finance from Manchester University.

Keith  Skeoch

Keith Skeoch

Chief Executive Officer
Standard Life Aberdeen

Keith Skeoch became Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Aberdeen, which oversees £544.6bn* of assets for clients, in 2019. Previously, as Chief Executive of Standard Life plc, he led the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Mr Skeoch was appointed Chief Executive of Standard Life plc in 2015, having been Chief Executive of Standard Life Investments since 2004. He joined the Board of Standard Life plc in 2006. He became a Director of Standard Life Investments upon joining as Chief Investment Officer in 1999. He has held a number of key industry appointments. He is currently a board member of the Financial Reporting Council and Deputy Chair of the Investment Association. 

Cecilia  Skingsley

Cecilia Skingsley

Deputy Governor
Sveriges Riksbank

Cecilia Skingsley is the Deputy Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank. She took up the post in May 2013 for a term of six years. She was previously Chief Economist at Swedbank, and before that Head of FX & Fixed Income Research at Swedbank. She has previously been a financial journalist at Dagens Industri, a daily newspaper in Sweden; and the press secretary for Carl Bildt, the former prime minister and chairman of the Moderate Party. Ms Skingsley has a journalism degree, a financial analysts degree and a BA in Economics and Political Science, all from Stockholm academic institutions.  

Huw van Steenis

Huw van Steenis

Group Managing Director and Senior Advisor to the CEO

Huw van Steenis is Group Managing Director and Senior Advisor to the CEO at UBS.  He was the Former Senior Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England. He chaired a review for the Governor “exploring what the financial system of tomorrow might look like, and what it means for the Bank of England’s priorities now and in the future" which was published in Q2 2019. He has been recognised as one of the leading experts on financial services. He worked at Morgan Stanley from 2002 to 2016 as Global Head of Banks and Diversified Financials Research where he and his teams won numerous awards including being voted number one in investor surveys 12 times, and twice as Starmine’s stock picker of the year for financial services. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Global Head of Strategy at Schroders. He coined several terms which have become industry standards including the “Asset Management Barbell’ and the “Balkanisation” of banking markets. He writes frequently on these and other topics for international media. He has served on various boards and committees including the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems (2018-2019), their Agenda Council for Financial Services and Fintech working group; the European Central Bank’s Contact Group on Macro- Prudential Policies and Financial Stability (2015-2017); the IIFs Market Monitoring Group; and the Board of the English National Opera. 


FT Chair and Moderators (8)

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.

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.

David Crow

David Crow

Banking Editor
Financial Times

David Crow became Banking Editor of the Financial Times, based in London, in October 2018. He was previously the FT’s Senior US Business Correspondent, based in New York and covering primarily pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he worked on the FT's main news desk in London, where he edited the front page of the print edition. Before joining the FT he was Managing Editor of City AM, the London financial newspaper. Mr Crow has an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow.

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.

Hannah Murphy

Hannah Murphy

Tech Correspondent
Financial Times

Hannah Murphy is a tech correspondent with the Financial Times in San Francisco covering Facebook, social media, cyber security and cryptocurrencies. Prior to this, she covered financial services in London and before that, she sat on the world news desk as a data journalist. In 2018, Hannah was named one of the 30 under 30 journalists to watch in the UK's MHP awards. 

Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

European Banking Correspondent
Financial Times

Stephen Morris is the Financial Times' European Banking Correspondent. He joined the FT in August 2018 after eight years with Bloomberg News, where he was UK Banks Reporter. Prior to that, he covered politics for the Independent. He studied at Durham and Cambridge universities, where he read history.

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.

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.


Agenda - 4th Dec

  • 8:15am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s opening remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Keynote address: Big tech and new challenges for financial intermediation

    Large technology companies with established networks of users (otherwise known as BigTech) are challenging traditional finance by entering financial services using their existing platforms. Having started with payments, in some marketplaces such companies have recently expanded into the provision of credit, insurance and even wealth management. They do so either directly or in cooperation with incumbent financial institutions. Understanding the competitive advantages of big tech in financial intermediation is a necessary first step for assessing the challenges they pose to banks and to financial stability. To what extent does big tech’s expansion signal new value added through wider access to finance, or arbitrage of limitations of the current regulatory system? How should financial regulation evolve to encompass these developments to help sustain strong and balanced growth?

    Agustín Carstens, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

  • 9:30am
    On-stage interview: Banking in the European Union – a policymaker’s perspective

    As Europe’s economies grow, and the global economic outlook improves, policymakers in Europe have much to be confident about. But they also have concerns. Banking Union is nearly complete, but the European Deposit Insurance Scheme remains a major sticking point. Capital Markets Union is progressing, but will it be in place by the target date of 2019? Brexit continues to exercise the best minds in Europe but still nobody has any idea how it will affect the City of London. The banking sectors of Italy, Greece and other countries continue to suffer from high levels of non-performing loans, and that is deeply worrying for the European Central Bank, national regulators and governments. These are just some of the issues to be discussed in this on-stage interview.

    Olivier Guersent, Director General, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), European Commission

    INTERVIEWER: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:50am
    Ten-minute tour: Transforming a global industry and securing tomorrow’s growth

    Technological and data innovation, and the shifting regulatory and broader socio-political environment are reshaping the market structure of financial intermediation and the role of banks in the system. As we look to the future, will banks be disintermediated, disaggregated and commoditised? Or can they maintain and expand their role? What are strategic choices leaders must consider today – alongside revenue generation and securing profitable growth – to thrive in tomorrow’s new world?

    Matthieu Lemerle, Senior Partner and Global Banking Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company

  • 10:00am
    Panel discussion: Where will future growth come from?

    Politics, platforms, people and profits – these are the key drivers of banking today as banks reposition themselves to look for new markets globally, scale back in other areas and re-frame business models to cope with the impact of rising interest rates, US tax and financial regulation reforms, digital innovation and globalisation. Where do the best new business opportunities lie?

    Hani Kablawi, CEO, Global Asset Servicing, and Chairman, EMEA, BNY Mellon

    Tunde Olanrewaju, Senior Partner, London, McKinsey & Company

    Alison Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial and Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland

    Keith Skeoch, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Life Aberdeen

    MODERATOR: Brian Caplen, Editor,The Banker

  • 10:40am
  • 11:10am
    Debate: Does the European Union provide the right environment for banks to thrive?

    Two experts will go head to head, one arguing NO and the other YES to the question in hand. The audience will be invited to give their answers, using electronic polling, before and after the debate.

    Peter Bosek, Chief Retail Officer, Erste Group

    Karin Dohm, Managing Director, Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs and Group Structuring, Deutsche Bank

    DEBATE CHAIR: Stephen Morris, European Banking Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:35am
    On-stage interview: The future of commerce

    The way we pay is undergoing tremendous change driven by a combination of evolving consumer behaviour, technology developments and regulatory changes. Europe is at the forefront of this change. It is essential that digital commerce is seamless, secure and simple, and that people have the right tools to manage their often complex financial lives. Achieving this vision requires collaboration with the extended payments ecosystem of financial institutions, merchants, fintech and big tech partners.

    Charlotte Hogg, CEO, Europe, Visa

    INTERVIEWER: David Crow, Banking Editor, Financial Times 

  • 11:50am
    Speech: Brexit and beyond

    The City Minister will provide an update on negotiations with the European Union, including progress on the Withdrawal Agreement and the future UK/EU partnership, particularly in financial services. He will also outline the British Government’s policy priorities for the financial sector and how it can remain competitive post-Brexit.

    John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, HM Treasury, British Government

  • 12:00pm
    Ten-minute tour: The risks banks face today

    Karim Haji, Partner, Head of Banking and Capital Markets UK, KPMG

  • 12:10pm
    Panel discussion: Emerging risks and how to manage them

    Banks have sophisticated ways of measuring credit, market and operational risk and then setting aside enough capital to cover those risks – all under the watchful eye of supervisors to ensure they comply with the relevant capital requirements. But new risks are emerging that may need a different approach: cyber crime, legal and regulatory compliance (such as the European Commission’s plans for Banking Union, Capital Markets Union and the possible lowering of capital requirements for “sustainable” lending), unpredictable election results and untested technology, to name just a few. All need careful appraisal and management, while at the same time the radar needs to be looking out for signs of the next financial crisis.

    Colin Bell, Group Head of Financial Crime Risk, and Member of the Group Management Board, HSBC Holdings

    Jacob Gyntelberg, Head of Balance Sheet Risk Controls, Nordea

    Karim Haji, Partner, Head of Banking and Capital Markets UK, KPMG

    Barney Reynolds, Partner, Global Head of the Financial Institutions Industry Group, Shearman & Sterling

    MODERATOR: Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    On-stage interview: Cloud computing – the new normal for the banking industry

    Banks are making more use of the wide range of services available in the cloud today. They are using it for high-performance computing, running their digital delivery channels, writing new software, developing open banking APIs, core banking functions and more. The cloud has become the “new normal” in the industry. Organisations of all sizes – from challenger banks to global systemically important banks – are moving critical workloads and entire enterprise operations to cloud service providers. The advantages are many: greater agility, faster time to market, high levels of security, cost savings, lower operational risk, elasticity of availability, creating more value from data, access to innovative and robust technology platforms and the ability to scale operations globally within minutes. Moving to the cloud raises some key questions for banks:

    • Are banks now using the cloud to its full potential, or is there scope for even wider and deeper adoption?
    • Which operations should they move?
    • What are the main benefits?
    • How secure is the cloud?
    • What should they look for in the ideal cloud service provider?
    • How fast should banks move into the cloud, and what must they do to get the best results?

    Jonathan Allen, Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

    INTERVIEWER: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:15pm
    Panel discussion: Digital decision making – doing it quickly, getting it right

    Banking leaders are living through a period of unprecedented technological change which is transforming the way they think about and go about their business. Senior management teams are having to make strategic decisions, often with little time to pause and reflect. Mobile money, blockchain, cloud computing, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, internet of things and how to compete, partner or retreat from big techs and fintechs – these are all matters of great importance that have to be acted on quickly and intelligently. 

    Key questions to be addressed include:

    • Where is real innovation happening, what new products and services are being created and what customer problems are being solved?

    • Big tech companies have entered the fray, but do they really pose a serious threat to the established order?

    • Which incumbents are reacting best to the changing financial services landscape, and why? What are the risks for those that take a “wait-and-see” approach?

    • What can advanced countries learn from emerging markets where technology sometimes leapfrogs a generation?

    • How different will banking be in 2028?

    Adam Bremner, SVP, Global Head of Strategy, Platforms and Solutions, Banking & Financial Services, Cognizant

    Wim Mijs, CEO, European Banking Federation

    Huw van Steenis, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Bank of England

    INTERVIEWER: Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor, The Banker

  • 2:55pm
    Panel discussion: In pursuit of a profitable, sustainable future

    Banks are focusing more on sustainable finance. They are committing more in loans and investments to promote green energy, combat climate change, encourage financial inclusion and to meet other environmental, social, governance (ESG) objectives. And they are advising corporate customers who are heavy producers or users of carbon energy on how to diversify into renewable energy production and consumption. Many banks are also attempting to reduce their own reliance on carbon energy. What obstacles block the way to a more sustainable future?

    Jellie Banga, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Triodos Bank

    Bunny McDiarmid, Co-Executive Director, Greenpeace International

    Evans Osano, Director, Capital Markets, FSD (Financial Sector Development) Africa 

    MODERATOR: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Debate: Are cryptocurrencies the future of finance, or just a fad?

    Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple –cryptocurrencies created by fintech firms using blockchain are in big demand and new ones are being created all the time. A group of global banks are well on their way to issuing a “utility settlement coin” based on fiat currency like dollars and euros. Even central banks are toying with the idea of issuing their own digital currencies using cryptographic techniques.

    On the other hand, sceptics believe cryptocurrencies are a passing fashion, and are more like assets than money. Regulators like the Bank of England are worried about the risks they might pose to financial stability by creating asset bubbles, and their use by money launderers and terrorists;  they are therefore calling for them to be tightly regulated, which could reduce their popularity.

    Are crypto-currencies the future of finance? Or are they a fad? The two debaters will argue their case, with the audience expressing their views through electronic polling.

    Prof Jon Danielsson, Co-Director, Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics 

    Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank

    INTERVIEWER: Hannah Murphy, City Reporter, Financial Times

  • 3:50pm

    Video: Leaders of the future

    This 10-minute video showcases two top-achieving recent graduates in their twenties, one from a bank and one from a technology company, explaining how they decided on their career paths. What attracted them to their chosen sector and job role? Did their degree prepare them adequately? How much in-work training is offered? Are they paid enough considering their monthly outgoings – tax, student loan, rent/mortgage and pension contributions? What do they expect to be doing when they are 30, 40, 50, 60? What will their sector –  banking or technology – look like 10 years from now?

  • 4:10pm
    Debate: : Are institutional investors failing in their duty to influence the strategies of the banks they invest in?

    Institutional investors have traditionally not interfered much in the strategic direction of the companies they invest in, but recently some have taken a more active role. They are exerting pressure on bank boards and executive management to develop commercial strategies that deliver true shareholder value, to rebuild reputation and customer loyalty, and to comply with exacting environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. But are  institutional investors in general still failing in their duty to influence the banks they invest in?

    Two teams of experts will go head to head, one arguing Yes and the other No to the question in hand. The audience will be invited to give their answers, using electronic polling, before and after the debate.

    Yes, they are failing

    Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, ShareAction

    Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment

    No, they are NOT failing

    Mirza Baig, Global Head of Governance, Aviva Investors

    Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management

    DEBATE CHAIR: Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Interview: Banking 10 years from now

    Banks are being disrupted by non-banking organisations, ranging from smallest fintech firms to the biggest technology-based global corporations like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. How can banks compete? What are the ambitions of these non-banking new entrants? When should banks collaborate with the “enemy”? And when should banks admit defeat? Whatever happens, banking will look very different 10 years from now.

    Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock

    Yifat Oron, CEO, LeumiTech

    MODERATOR: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:20pm
    Chair’s closing remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Networking reception
  • 6:30pm
    Summit ends

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

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


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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KPMG helps banks and capital market firms transform their operating models and strategies to respond to the growing challenges of a fast-moving financial landscape and be fully ready for whatever lies ahead.

Our expert knowledge in audit, tax, consulting and deal advisory services – and the deep strategic insights and breadth of solutions that allow banks to maximise their technology and provide innovative services that truly put the customer first.

We start by ensuring that we understand our clients’ issues inside out: from regulatory-driven business change and front-to-back-office transformation, to Brexit transition planning and technology enablement.

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 14,500 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.2 billion in the year ended 30 September 2017.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 154 countries and territories and has 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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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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About Amazon Web Services 

For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 61 Availability Zones (AZs) within 20 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. Millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere.  As the world moves from analogue to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit (, the Visa Vision blog (, and @VisaInEurope

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Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients & business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.

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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.

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beqom provides a Total Compensation cloud solution that addresses all aspects of compensation and performance for both Sales & HR. Its platform allows business managers to lead, align and motivate their employees.beqom focuses exclusively on managing compensation for large enterprises who cannot afford to compromise on their compensation strategy. This exclusive focus on compensation enables beqom to address the needs of global industry leaders. As a result companies like Microsoft, Vodafone and CNHi have selected beqom to manage their compensation and performance processes...making their people happy. For more information, visit

Digiterre is a software and data engineering consultancy that enables technological and organisational transformation for many of the world’s leading organisations. We envisage, design and deliver software and data engineering solutions that users want, need and love to use.

We deliver Agility at Greater Velocity, because we really care about creating outstanding outcomes and because we take ownership for solving your toughest technical challenges. As a consequence of this approach, we typically deliver high-risk, high-profile and time-constrained projects in less time than our competitors, often significantly so.

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Nuix ( understands the DNA of data at enormous scale. Our software pinpoints the critical information organisations need to anticipate, detect and act on cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats.

Our intuitive platform identifies hidden connections between people, objects, locations and events – providing real-time clarity, control and efficiency to uncover the key facts and their context.

Nuix and our partners deliver solutions that incorporate our global expertise in cybersecurity, law enforcement, digital forensics, investigation, intelligence, legal discovery and information governance. We continually innovate to solve the complex challenges our customers face today and build their capacity to anticipate what’s next.

Media Partner (1) is a leading source of information, data, research and resource for financial professionals in Asia.  Collectively, they manage more than $20 Trillion assets in Asia in Private Banking, Wealth Management, Multi-Family Office, Family Office, Fund Management, Asset Management, Insurance, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.

More than 14,000 leading Wealth & Investment Professionals in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, United Kingdom and United States visit every month.

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The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. The EBF is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere. Website: Twitter: @EBFeu

European Risk Management Council is a think tank of Chief Risk Officers and risk management executives from banks, insurers, asset and wealth management firms and other financial institutions operating in Europe. The Council operates in London since 2011 and representatives of more than 200 organisations participated in the Council’s think tank meetings. The Council is an independent and impartial international organisation with a mission to create an effective peer-to-peer platform for sharing the industry best practices in risk management, regulation and compliance. The Council engages the risk executives to develop thought leadership and shape risk management, compliance and regulation agenda.

Women in Banking and Finance is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Founded in 1980, we aim to improve diversity in the banking and finance sector.  We are 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. The annual Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement are prestigious awards which highlight the inspirational work going on every day in pursuit of diversity and excellence in the banking and finance sector.

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