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Finance, Banking and Capital Markets

FT Banking Summit 2019

A positive approach to a world of possibilities

London |
Speakers include:
Bill  Winters

Bill Winters

Standard Chartered

Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins

Financial Times


The sixth annual FT Banking Summit 2019 will highlight what banking leaders are doing, or should be doing, to be positive and plan ahead. It will examine how they are managing the risks while identifying and exploiting the new possibilities. Business growth, revenue generation, profit creation, financial resilience and shareholder value are the key imperatives.

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"A well structured and engaging day of key banking topics, discussed by informative speakers and moderate expertly by FT journalists" Atif Siddique, Commerzbank AG

"An excellent conference strong on insights into the biggest challenges faced by the industry" Brandon Davies, Obillex


FT Banking Summit 2019 Preview

Ahead of the FT Banking Summit 2019, An interview from Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times, David Crow, Banking Editor, Financial Times and Joy MacKnight, Deputy Editor, The Banker. Click here for the video.

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Keynotes (2)

Bill  Winters

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive
Standard Chartered

Bill Winters was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as Group Chief Executive on 10 June 2015, having joined the Group in May 2015. 

Mr Winters has had a distinguished career in banking, having spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles, becoming co-Chief Executive Officer of the investment bank in 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. He was the only career banker to be invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. He founded the hedge fund Renshaw Bay in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down from the company on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board.

Mr Winters was previously a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc before stepping down in October 2015. He is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013.

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.

Chairs and Moderators (5)

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins

Financial Editor
Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins has been Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times since 2014. In this role, he shapes the FT’s overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He works closely with the editors of Markets, Lex, FT Money, FTfm and the financial services team. He also contributes 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.

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 was previously the FT's award-winning legal correspondent, with a particular focus on white-collar crime. Prior to joining the FT six years ago, 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.

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.

Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

Economics Editor
The Banker

Silvia Pavoni is the Economics Editor of The Banker, a monthly publication part of the Financial Times group, for which she has written on international trade agreements, sovereign debt crises, capital markets and financial technology. Ms Pavoni is in charge of The Banker’s Latin America section, the research behind the annual ranking of international financial centres as well as video and audio content for She has reported from developed and emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the UK and Hong Kong, among many others, with both written and filmed pieces.

As part of her role, she regularly interviews finance ministers, central bank governors, policy makers and senior bankers. She represents The Banker at various international events, including the annual meetings of the IMF/World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and has chaired numerous conferences and panel discussions on banking, trade and investment. Previously, she was in charge of Centaur Media’s specialist database on public private partnerships, which was tasked with providing data to the UK Government. She has also conducted research for organisations such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK and the Italian Trade Commission. Ms Pavoni holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.


Agenda - 4th Dec

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

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    In conversation with the FT: A regulatory balancing act – how do policymakers ensure financial stability without stifling innovation and competition?

    Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
    MODERATOR: Caroline Binham, Financial Regulation Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:40am
    Keynote interview: Planning for profit in uncertain, transformative times

    In a world of political, economic and environmental uncertainty, coupled with rapid technological and social change, it is difficult for bankers to plan for the future, yet plan they must. The banking sector has been pre-occupied with regulatory reform, competition from non-traditional players and other major difficulties over the past decade, but it is now time to focus more intently on customer needs, digital innovation, revenue generation and profitable growth. Many challenges lie ahead, but the opportunities are even more numerous. How can banks keep the lid on the risks and build their business over the next three to five years? Where will future profitable growth come from?

    Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered

    INTERVIEWER: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Panel framing presentation: How the technological revolution is re-shaping banking

    This presentation will outline the main themes to be covered in the following panel session.

  • 10:25am
    Panel discussion: How the technological revolution is re-shaping banking

    Banking is in the middle of a large-scale digital transformation. Robotics, machine learning, intelligence, big data analytics, cloud computing are already here, with banks deploying these innovations at scale. Blockchain applications are still mostly in the lab, but some are currently being tested in the market. Quantum computing is at the development stage but could become reality a few years from now.

    • What are the most exciting opportunities presented by financial technology, and how will they re-shape the banking sector?
    • What are the risks, and how should they to be managed?
    • Does the use of artificial intelligence require an ethical framework to ensure customer data is not mis-used?
    • Is the European Commission’s FinTech Action Plan making any difference?
    • “Cloud down”. What happens when the proverbial hits the fan and a major cloud provider’s servers go down? How would it affect the banking industry? How should the industry plan to minimise the impact of such a disaster if?

    MODERATOR: Brian Caplen, Editor, The Banker

  • 11:05am
  • 11:30am
    INTERVIEW SESSION: Diversity in banking – does more need to be done?

    Banks have done much to improve their culture in recent years, and with it the diversity of their staff. Bank are now appointing more women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds and other under-represented groups to the board, executive management and other senior positions. It is widely accepted
    that a diverse management team reduces harmful “group think”, leads to more balanced decision making can reduce malpractice and improve commercial success. The diversity argument was won a long time ago, but how quickly have banks acted to turn words into action? Are gender, racial and other quotas a
    good or a flawed idea? Does more need to be done to increase diversity?

    MODERATOR: Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

  • 12:00pm
    Debate framing presentation: Sustainable finance… a realistic objective or an illusive dream?

    This presentation will outline the main themes to be covered in the following panel session.

  • 12:10pm
    Debate: Is a sustainable economy a realistic objective or an elusive dream?

    Most people agree that economic development must be sustainable, meaning that it should not be detrimental to society, the environment or future generations. Banks are therefore lending and investing more to promote green energy, combat climate change, encourage financial inclusion and to meet other environmental, social, governance (ESG) objectives.

    On the other hand, banks are still lending and investing in extractive and heavy industries that are essential for the economy but which are environmentally damaging.

    Is a sustainable economy therefore a realistic objective or an elusive dream? Two teams of experts will go head to head, one arguing it is the former and the other the latter. The audience will be invited to give their answers, using electronic polling, before and after the debate.

    DEBATE CHAIR: David Crow, Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:50pm
    Summation of morning sessions

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm
    Afternoon Streams



    FT Disruptech
    The event will explore the very latest technologies driving seismic change across the financial services ecosystem. Join us to hear experts from a range of banks, insurers, asset managers, start-ups and regulatory bodies engage in frank and timely discussions directed by expert FT journalists, and take advantage of networking opportunities within this very senior peer group.  Click here for the latest agenda





    FT Disruption in Dealmaking
    The event will bring together M&A and strategy leaders from financial services firms for an exclusive look into deal-making in a dynamic business climate. Hosted under the Chatham House rule, the agenda will facilitate honest discussions regarding the opportunities and challenges for dealmakers in the year ahead. Click here for the M&A agenda

  • 5:45pm
    Networking reception AND Special interview: Banking leaders of the future

    There is no shortage of young people wanting to start an intellectually stimulating and financial rewarding career in banking. Nor is there a dearth of established banking professionals looking to work their way up the corporate ladder. But employers frequently have difficulty in finding and attracting the right talent. The situation is getting more complicated with pressure on banks to modernise their cultures, make their senior management more diverse, adjust to technological change – such as automation and AI which will make many roles redundant – and recruit and train staff with new skills for new tasks. Banks will have to rethink their human resources strategies to ensure they can enlist and retain the right talent to meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving business environment.

    INTERVIEWER: Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 7:00pm
    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.


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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.

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.

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Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.

Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services unit helps the world’s leading financial institutions address their most significant challenges to shape the future of the industry. We have an unparalleled understanding of the evolving market structures, economics, and strategic and regulatory trends across all segments of the financial services sector. Our distinct approach is characterized by deep specialization and rigorous fact-based analysis. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

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Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Recovery

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.


Ahead of the FT Banking Summit 2019, An interview from Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times, David Crow, Banking Editor, Financial Times and Joy MacKnight, Deputy Editor, The Banker. Click here for the video.

banking video



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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

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