New Financial is a forum and think tank that believes Europe needs bigger and better capital markets
New Financial is a think tank launched in 2014 that believes capital markets can and should be a force for economic and social good. We believe Europe needs bigger and better capital markets – and that this presents a huge opportunity for the industry and its customers to embrace change and rethink how capital markets work. New Financial has three main aims:
To make the positive case for bigger capital markets. We believe capital markets can play a vital role in driving prosperity across Europe – and that Europe needs capital markets more than ever.
To make the case for better capital markets. We believe that by embracing change the industry can make capital markets work better for customers and restore trust with policymakers and the wider public.
To cut across vested sector interests and encourage more collaboration. We believe the best way to achieve real change is for different market participants to work together to address common challenges.
We work with market participants from different sectors across the industry – investors, issuers, banks, and policymakers – to help change the quality and direction of the debate on the future of capital markets through a managed programme of research and private events around four main themes: making a better case for capital markets, the impact of Brexit, rebuilding trust, and driving diversity. New Financial is a social enterprise that reinvests at least half of any profits that it makes in its core purpose of promoting bigger and better capital markets.
What does New Financial do?
At the heart of New Financial is a managed programme of around 30 private dinners, briefings and workshops a year at its premises in Marylebone, at which senior executives from market users and participants can engage with each other in a discreet and neutral environment. We are not a lobby group, and we do not exist to defend the status quo or to defend the interests of any particular constituency within the capital markets. Instead, we see ourselves as a constructively critical friend to the industry, and aim to provide our members with practical and relevant insights into the challenges facing their business and the wider industry.