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Banking and Capital Markets

FT US Banking Summit

Leading Through Unprecedented Change

New York |
Speakers include:
Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Financial Times

Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

The Banker

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

Financial Times

Overview

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the outlook for companies and customers, financial services firms have much to consider.  Markets are fluid and uncertain and banks now more than ever have a central role to play in navigating through this unprecedented time.  Plans, long shaped and developed, have taken a back seat to more urgent priorities focused on leadership, change and resilience.  The FT’s US Banking Summit will bring together senior finance executives, regulators, investors and thought leaders to assess and respond to the profound implications of the pandemic for this sector and the wider economy.

Apart from the immediate and long-term impact of the coronavirus, the agenda will also examine on the other issues re-defining this dynamic, rapidly changing and heavily scrutinized industry, including increased regulation, advancing technology, the intense spot-light on ESG issues, and the upcoming election.   New for 2020, the agenda will include concurrent afternoon track sessions, deep-diving into two of the key areas prompting apprehension and innovation on Wall Street: FT Disruptech, focused on optimizing the potential of fintech, and FT Combating Fraud and Financial Crime, exploring the challenges and solutions to this ever evolving issue.

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Agenda - 24th Sep

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:50am
    Opening Remarks

    Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Opening Economic Keynote: Fundamentals, fear and fragility – what now for the global economy?
  • 9:20am
    Leaders Panel: The ultimate stress test – will banking ever be the same again?

    For banks the long-term internal and external implications of this unprecedented crisis will take time, possibly years, to determine. How are they responding to this unforeseen resilience test whilst maintaining focus on the constantly evolving opportunities and challenges that regulation, politics, sustainability and technological innovation present?  Are policy makers and central bankers doing enough, or too much, to support the banking sector? Though lenders have built up substantial capital since the 2008 financial meltdown, will their buffers be big enough to withstand the challenges ahead? Should they be required to retain their earnings, at the expense of dividends and executive bonuses, to allow for an expansion of lending to the real economy?  

  • 10:00am
    Panel: Extraordinary measures - will the regulatory landscape shift, post-crisis?

    A key impact of the pandemic causing significant pressure on markets and banks has been the requirement for regulators to relax and/or delay rules on capital, liquidity, accounting and more.  Everyone is on the same side now in the big fight. Though many argue that banks are in a better position now than they were in the financial crisis, do the current easing measures go far enough to allow bankers to respond and adapt in times of market stress?  Is there room for greater coordination between individual countries and regulators in an industry that is ever more global? With the Presidential vote due in November, what are the possible outcomes, and how could they affect the economic and regulatory backdrop for banks doing business in the US?  Does the pandemic present supervisors with the opportunity to modernize policies in line with the rapid evolution and digitization of finance and banking?

  • 10:45am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Panel: Survival of the fittest or the biggest? Will the banking world become more concentrated?

    Banks are facing their first major test since the financial crisis. For some the crisis will highlight fundamental issues, and for others, opportunities to capitalise on. Right now institutions are doubling down focusing on employees and clients. Trading is booming and lending volumes are soaring, but M&A activity and IPOs have dried up. Costs are also going up to keep businesses running. Longer-term, who will survive and prosper, and who will fail? Will the post-covid environment open up a wave of opportunistic consolidation as the costs of the crisis become clearer? Post-covid will banks be in a position to grow alone, or is consolidation the only strategy to gain market share? Are we still in an era where some institutions are too big to fail?

  • 11:50am
    Inside the crisis: Business continuity and resilience - from policy to real-life practice

    Across all banks and finance firms, critical response efforts are in full swing.  Business continuity plans are being put through their paces, at a time of extreme pressure.   What is working and what isn’t, and what are lenders learning about their operational resilience  as they respond to the immediate crisis, deal with economic fall out and plan for an eventual recovery?  What measures can preserve long term value for shareholders and stakeholders?

  • 12:20pm
    Moral Money Live: Balancing purpose and profit

    More than 171 banks from around the world have now signed the UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking. The expectations are significant but where do the commitments for far-reaching change sit now, as lenders pare back their business and in some cases fight for survival amid a potential recession? Is sustainability a nice to have rather than a necessity in the current environment? What do customers, employees, ratings agencies and investors consider valuable now? How are banking leaders responding to demands that institutions step up, practice what they preach and become a force for good, not just profit?

  • 1:00pm
    Summation of Morning Sessions

    Laura Noonan, US Banking Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:05pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Afternoon Conferences

    FT Disruptech

    Digitization has revolutionized the finance industry.  Over the years, and particularly since the financial crisis FinTech has matured, grown and innovated as it evolved.  In 2020 it faced its first big test as bank operations, employees, customers and clients looked to technology to facilitate business and transactional continuity in a time of social distancing.  How does the industry evolve from here to adapt to a social and work landscape that will be forever changed?

    Check here for the latest agenda

    FT Combatting Fraud and Financial Crime

    Financial crime is one of the most dangerous risks facing banks today. But just because it cannot be eradicated does not mean it cannot be countered. Whether it is payments fraud, elder fraud, money laundering, sanctions busting, bribery or market abuse, financial crimes are becoming more technologically sophisticated – indeed, many crimes are now committed in cyberspace. To make matters worse, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a surge in email scams from cyber criminals posing as banks and tax authorities offering financial assistance to the unwary.

    Thankfully, crime prevention, detection and investigation methods are also becoming more digitally enabled, as banks work closely with their peers, industry bodies, regulators and other public authorities to hit back. A global war of attrition is in progress between the fraudsters and criminals on one side and the combined forces of banking and law and order on the other. Whoever has the superior technology is a deciding factor, but other elements come into play. The side that has the best strategies and methods, and the greatest ingenuity and commitment, will hold the upper hand.

    FT Combatting Fraud & Financial Crime, part of the FT US Banking Summit, will explore this serious risk in depth. Moderated by senior FT journalists, it will bring together financial crime specialists from banks, regulatory bodies, law enforcement and other organizations to discuss the threats and the range of solutions.

    Check here for the latest agenda

  • 4:30pm
    Networking Reception
  • 4:35pm
    CEO Keynote Interview: Lessons Learned
  • 5:30pm
    Ends

Speakers (3)

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

US Finance Editor
Financial Times

Robert Armstrong is US Finance Editor at the Financial Times, having previously been the FT’s Chief Editorial Writer and prior to that, Head of the FT’s Lex column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Before joining the FT, Robert was a columnist at Dow Jones and an analyst at Seminole Capital, a long/short hedge equity fund. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University.

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.

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.

Who Attends?

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

The FT US Banking Forum will be attended by senior banking professionals with job titles including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Operations, Strategy, Planning, Performance, Investment, Relationship Management, Corporate Development
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Digital, Mobile, Payments, Transactions, Technology
  • Heads/Directors/VPs of Financial Crime, Risk, Finance, Legal & Compliance, Policy, Regulation
  • Treasury executives

Places will also be made available to senior representatives of professional service firms, law firms, technology and payments companies, government officials and business consultancies.

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Why Attend?

  • Gain timely insights into how the current economic, political and regulatory landscape is impacting the industry outlook.   
  • Discuss key challenges and opportunities for banks as they manage the impact of new technologies, emerging risks, and increased competition from nonbanks.
  • Hear how bank leaders are prioritizing investments for the future, particularly with respect to technology innovation and other drivers of long-term, sustainable growth.
  • Network with senior peers from across the US banking ecosystem, including current and former regulators, C-suite executives, Board members, stakeholders, and senior journalists from the Financial Times
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Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Publication Partner (1)

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

Media Partners (2)

FinTech Futures is a digital publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community.

Built on the renowned Banking Technology brand, FF provides daily news, analysis and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas:

FinTech | BankingTech | PayTech | RegTech | WealthTech | LendTech | InsurTech

Our broad readership and solid reputation, combined with in-depth coverage across fintech on a worldwide scale, makes us the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.

The FinTech Futures brand incorporates:

Monthly Banking Technology magazine in print and digital | Banking Tech Awards, an annual event recognising excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and the people who make it happen | PayTech Awards, an event celebrating the best of the best in paytech industry

Fintechfutures.com 

Connect with us on Linkedin 

Follow us on Twitter: @FinTech_Futures 

Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view for informative and independent news within the financial community. Our experienced contributors provide this quality and in-depth insight in a clear and concise way, providing businesses and consumers with up to date information within the finance sector. https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/

Venue

Stewart Hotel
371 Seventh Ave (between W 30th and W 31th Sts)
New York 10001

United States of America


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