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At the heart of New Financial is a managed programme of private dinners, briefings and workshops. We provide a private forum for senior individuals with different perspectives from across the industry – investors, issuers, banks, and government – to work together to address common challenges.

Sam Friedman book launch – The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged

20 June 2019• Driving diversity • Private Breakfast

We are excited to be hosting Sam Friedman, an Associate Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics, to talk about his latest research and new book demonstrating the existence of a powerful class pay gap, as well as exploring the complex barriers to career progression for those from less privileged backgrounds. https://www.classceiling.org/  

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Diversity and culture in pay

21 May 2019• Driving diversity • Private Dinner

Pay is the ultimate incentive for financial services. How are companies bringing diversity and culture criteria into how staff get paid? We know that the linking gender diversity targets to pay is the most controversial of the four principles of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, so how are the mechanisms for incorporating these […]

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Diversity and Risk

30 April 2019• Driving diversity • Private Breakfast

Diversity is increasingly mentioned as a means to reduce or mitigate risk – risks such as access to potential talent; incremental competitive advantages in winning new business; minimising legal, cultural, behavioural and reputational risk; and applying cognitive diversity to improve financial performance and minimise financial risk. But what does that mean in practice? This breakfast […]

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Unconscious Bias training – making a greater impact

10 April 2019• Driving diversity • Private Breakfast

Rolling out unconscious bias training is a top three (if not the top) action point according to our research on the Women in Finance Charter and Gender Pay Gap reporting. But how effective are unconscious bias training programmes?  Recent reports from Harvard Business Review and Government Equalities Office reports questioning their impact. This breakfast is […]

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‘The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market’ – dinner with Philip Augar

9 April 2017• Unlocking capital markets • Private Dinner • Philip Augar

This event’s focus will be Philip’s fascinating recent book ‘The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market’. The book is a parable of global finance and markets over the past 40 years as viewed through the lens of the transformation of Barclays from the 1980s onwards from a UK […]

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