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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.

D&I virtual networking session – what’s on your mind?

2 December 2021• Diversity • Virtual Event

As the year draws to a close, this informal meeting is an opportunity to talk about what is on your mind and hear from D&I peers from across the financial services industry. It will be held as a Zoom meeting under the Chatham House rule to allow for frank conversation, and we will invite all […]

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Meet the MP series: with Bim Afolami MP

23 November 2021• Making a better case for capital markets • Private Breakfast

We look forward to hosting Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, and Chair of the APPG for financial markets and services, as our guest speaker as part of our ongoing ‘Meet the MP’ event series. Bim is a former corporate lawyer and banker, and is particularly active in parliament on the debate around financial […]

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The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit with Sébastien Raspiller, head of financial services at the French Treasury

12 October 2021• Brexit

New Financial had the pleasure of hosting Sébastien Raspiller, head of the financial sector department at the French Treasury for a breakfast on capital markets union in October 2019. We are excited to welcome him back for this event to discuss ‘The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit,’ ahead of the French Presidency of the […]

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Innovations in hybrid working

5 October 2021• Diversity

The pandemic has changed the nature and function of the workplace, employees attitudes and preferences to how they work. Financial services firms have a huge challenge ahead grappling with the future of work. Overhauling the Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm default with a more flexible model could contribute to overcoming key barriers to diversity through an […]

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The future of EU capital markets and strategic autonomy with John Berrigan, director general at DG Fisma

16 September 2021• Making a better case for capital markets

The launch event for our annual benchmark report on the size, depth, and growth potential of EU capital markets this year will focus on the future of EU capital markets in the context of ‘strategic autonomy’. We are also pleased to be joined by Anthony Attia, Global head of primary markets & post-trade at Euronext, […]

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The future of European stock exchanges

8 July 2021• Unlocking capital markets

Our latest event ‘The future of European stock exchanges’ aims to progress the debate initially raised in our recent report on ‘The problem with European stock markets’. We will be joined by guest speakers including Robert Barnes, head of primary markets at LSEG plc & CEO at Turquoise, Fredrik Ekström, head of Nasdaq Stockholm, European […]

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Meet the MP series: Gareth Davies on ‘The role of banking & finance in supporting a post-Covid recovery’

8 June 2021• Making a better case for capital markets • Virtual Event

Gareth Davies is the MP for Grantham and Stamford and was recently appointed to the Finance Select Committee. He was first elected in 2019 and before his political career, he worked at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, most recently as global head of responsible investment. In Parliament, Gareth has been very involved in debates on the future […]

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Challenging assumptions of what clients want

19 May 2021• Driving diversity • Virtual Event

Many barriers to diversity are based on assumptions of what clients want or need. We think that the Covid crisis provides the perfect opportunity to rethink what clients really want. The other side of this discussion is the fact that all financial services firms are effectively each other’s clients in some form. Can the industry […]

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Accelerating Black Inclusion research launch

22 April 2021• Driving diversity • Virtual Event

During this event we will discuss the findings of New Financial’s research, Accelerating Black Inclusion. The research aims to capture the experiences of Black people we are hearing right now with a particular focus on senior Black leaders across the UK finance sector. From these individual accounts, we will draw out themes to better understand […]

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‘Rethinking public equity markets – the view from the Long Term Stock Exchange’ with Michelle Greene, Chief policy officer, Long Term Stock Exchange

13 April 2021• Unlocking capital markets • Virtual Event

The Long Term Stock Exchange is trying to revolutionise public equity markets in the US by encouraging firms and investors to take a longer-term perspective. Last year it (finally) received SEC approval. This event is an opportunity to share what the LTSE is trying to achieve; the obstacles and challenges it faces; and the potential […]

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‘CMU and driving retail investment in Europe – the Dutch perspective’ with Jos Heuvelman, member of the Executive Board, Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

30 March 2021• Unlocking capital markets • Virtual Event

The Netherlands has the largest and deepest investor market in Europe and is leading the way in the EU’s efforts to boost retail participation across Europe – one of the key elements of the latest capital markets union action plan. This event will address the challenges of increasing retail investment from a policy, supervisory and […]

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Roundtable with Lord Hill on the UK Listings Review

19 January 2021• Making a better case for capital markets • Virtual Event

New Financial is delighted to host a series of virtual roundtables with Lord Hill to discuss and feed into the UK Listings Review. Tuesday 19th January – The asset management/ investor perspective Wednesday 20th January – The investment bank/ broker perspective Topics for discussion will include: Exploring the different perspectives on how to unlock more […]

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Developing disability data

13 January 2021• Driving diversity • Virtual event

The pandemic has led to a rethink of diversity data across multiple areas – including disability. At this session we will discuss what more granular self-reporting around the breath of what might be included under the umbrella of “disability” might look like, in order to help organisations more accurately identify where more positive action may […]

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Beyond Brexit: the future of UK banking & finance’

25 November 2020• Brexit • Virtual Event

With less than two months to go until the UK officially leaves the transition period, this event will focus on the options ahead for the UK on the other side of Brexit. In our report we included a ‘playbook’ of 25 recommendations in four key areas on how the UK can respond to Brexit, including: […]

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The Covid crisis, pay and bonuses – event series

10 November 2020• Rebuilding trust • Virtual Event

We think pay and bonuses for 2020 across the industry will be trickier than ever to calculate and could cause significant problems for the industry from a political and PR perspective. This event series involves three separate workshops that will focus on the HR perspective, the political perspective, and the PR & comms perspective. Our […]

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Diversity data – Developing a culture of self-reporting

3 November 2020• Driving diversity • Virtual Event

Recent events have renewed focus on gathering diversity data points that require self-reporting. We have heard repeatedly from members that a data refresh is a priority action point. At this event, we will hear from a couple of organisations (including Emma Holden, global head of HR at Schroders) that are in the throes of developing […]

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Bringing diversity and inclusion criteria into pay

22 October 2020• Diversity • Virtual Event

We know from our work as HM Treasury’s data partner on the Women in Finance Charter that linking diversity targets to pay is the most controversial and the most secretive of the four Charter principles. This session explores how financial services companies are bringing diversity and culture criteria into how staff get paid, and how […]

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Developments in Banking and Capital markets union – a perspective from the German Council presidency Dr Jörg Kukies

14 October 2020 • Virtual Event • Dr Jörg Kukies

New Financial is delighted to host guest speaker Dr Jörg Kukies, State Secretary in the German Finance Ministry, to discuss ‘Developments in Banking and Capital markets union – a perspective from the German Council presidency’. Dr Kukies is responsible for financial markets policy and European policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance – and Germany […]

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Driving growth: how EU capital markets can support a post-Covid recovery with Nicolas Véron

30 September 2020• Capital markets • Virtual Event

We’re delighted to be joined by Nicolas Véron, visiting fellow at Bruegel and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington to discuss our latest report. Nicolas is extraordinarily-well plugged in to both EU and US policy circles and will be sharing his unique insights and perspective on all things capital […]

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Covid and D&I – Time for radical action

17 September 2020• Driving diversity • Virtual event

At this event in collaboration with Refinitiv, we will launch our latest research looking at how the Covid crisis is catalysing a step change in diversity and inclusion across the financial services industry. We will present the highlights of our findings, followed by a high-level panel discussion with: David Craig, CEO, Refinitiv Birgit Neu, Global […]

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Annual Review launch event

23 June 2020• Diversity

HM Treasury in collaboration with New Financial present the launch event of the third Annual Review of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, hosted by the City of London Corporation. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the progress of Charter signatories, celebrate successes, discuss best practice around the principles of the Charter, […]

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The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit with Elisabeth Roegele

18 June 2020• Brexit • Virtual event

For all the focus on coronavirus in the past few months, Brexit has not – of course – gone away. As things stand the UK financial services industry is hurtling towards leaving the transition period at the end of this year with a pretty thin deal. Some of the topics we are likely to discuss during our […]

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