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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.

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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Event series: Covid & capital markets

May 2020• Capital markets • Virtual event

How the industry responds to the Covid crisis and how it behaves in the next few weeks and months will define its relationship with government and society for the next decade. *But* it will be vital in the coming months that the industry demonstrates a clear sense of purpose and avoids the mistakes and behaviours that […]

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A perspective from China – The impact of Covid on the D&I agenda with Terecina Kwong and Marina Tong, HSBC Bank China

12 May 2020• Driving diversity • Virtual event

Guest speakers Terecina KWONG, Chief Operating Officer, and Marina Tong, Head of Operations, at HSBC China will share their experience of the Covid crisis from the front line of the bank’s D&I response in China. We will discuss the challenges they have faced and overcome (and are still in the middle of) as well as […]

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Workshop series: The impact of the Covid crisis on D&I

April • Driving diversity • Virtual event

The industry will need to take a close look at what and how it delivers value to broader stakeholders, including employees and the communities in which they operate, adding weight to the existing direction of travel of government, regulators and shareholders towards increasing their focus on ESG, including D&I.   This four part virtual event series […]

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Radical actions – A shift to evidence-based decision making for people

4 March 2020• Diversity • Private breakfast

Companies consist of people and products, yet few firms apply even a fraction of the methodical diligence to their people decisions as they do to developing, launching and maintaining their products and services. People decisions – even the most important ones – often boil down to an individual and their gut instinct. In our forthcoming […]

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How to improve productivity in the real economy by addressing short-termism in the capital markets with Pension Insurance Corporation

27 February 2020• Capital markets • Private breakfast

The breakfast is the latest in the Purpose of Finance initiative on which we are collaborating with Pension Insurance Corporation. We hosted a very successful dinner in October 2019 to discuss a working draft of the paper (I’ve attached a summary of that discussion). This breakfast will focus on concrete and practical recommendations to address […]

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The Bank of England’s approach to diversity

11 February 2020• Diversity • Private breakfast

Over the past six months, the Bank of England has really cranked up its public discourse on the topic of diversity and why it is important to financial services. In a blog post from earlier this year, the Bank’s Governor Mark Carney said: “We value diversity for at least three reasons. First, a public institution […]

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Policy breakfast on the competitiveness of the UK post-Brexit

6 February 2020• Policy • Private breakfast

A private breakfast to discuss ‘In light of Brexit, what can the UK do right now to make the framework for business & financial services as competitive as possible?’ This breakfast will effectively be a brainstorming exercise to feed into a big report we are publishing in a few months on the future of UK […]

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Updating and expanding the business case for diversity

16 January 2020• Radical actions • Private breakfast

At this breakfast roundtable we will discuss our forthcoming thought paper exploring the different ways organisations are changing how they frame the business case, including broadening their understanding of how diversity drives innovation, minimises group think and reduces reputational risk; how different business areas are increasingly involved in delivering diversity; how the business case needs […]

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The future of UK capital markets – with Richard Knox, director of international financial services at HM Treasury

14 January 2020• Capital markets • Private dinner • Richard Knox

With the clock ticking down to Brexit on 31st January, the this dinner will address some of the key questions facing the banking and finance industry in the coming months and years, including: The future of global capital markets and the UK’s potential role The future relationship between the UK and the EU in financial […]

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Social mobility – an FCA case study Q&A – with Clare Cole, Head of department – primary market oversight and FCA social mobility champion

5 December 2019• Driving diversity • Private breakfast • Claire Cole

Social mobility is a top three diversity priority for the FCA. This breakfast is an opportunity to hear from Clare Cole, head of department – primary market oversight and FCA social mobility champion about why and how the regulator is approaching this diversity theme and what they have learned.

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The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit – with Robert Ophèle, chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers

13 November 2019• Brexit • Private dinner • Robert Ophèle

A private dinner with Robert Ophèle, President of the French regulator the Autorité des Marchés Financiers to discuss ‘The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit’. Some of the key topics for discussion will include: The headline French perspective on Brexit from a financial services perspective Brexit relocations and the future of financial centres in the EU […]

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Making the case for diversity data

5 November 2019• Driving diversity • Private breakfast

The financial services industry is all about numbers, yet few firms apply even a fraction of the analytic rigour to their people data compared to their product and market data. In this second event in ourRadical Actions series of ideas we think could radically shift diversity outcomes, we discuss our forthcoming thought paper on why […]

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The Swiss perspective on Brexit – with HE Alexandre Fasel, the Swiss Ambassador to the UK

21 October 2019• Brexit • Private dinner • Alexandre Fasel

Few countries are as closely bound the to the EU without being part of it as Switzerland. Since Ambassador Fasel spoke at a New Financial dinner last year, the Brexit quagmire has deepened and tensions in Switzerland’s own relationship with the EU have increased and spilled over into the withdrawal of equivalence for Swiss stock […]

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The Purpose of Finance: improving real economy productivity by addressing short-termism

16 October 2019• The Purpose of Finance • Private dinner

The dinner is the latest in the Purpose of Finance initiative on which we are collaborating with Pension Insurance Corporation, and the discussion will focus on a working draft of an upcoming research paper that explores the concrete impact on the real economy – mainly in the form of reduced productivity growth – of short-termism […]

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The future of capital markets union – with Sébastien Raspiller, head of financial services at the French Treasury

15 October 2019• Unlocking capital markets • Private breakfast

A private breakfast with Sébastien Raspiller, head of financial services at the French Treasury, to discuss ‘The future of capital markets union’. Some of the key topics for discussion will include: The progress made over the past few years by the capital markets union initiative The main barriers to further progress of the CMU project […]

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The evolving role of the D&I function

10 October 2019• Driving diversity • Private breakfast

The diversity and inclusion landscape has shifted significantly, with diversity and inclusion itself becoming a boom industry. However, this professionalisation of D&I has not (yet) translated into significant change across the financial services industry. We ask: why? And what needs to be done differently to drive improvement, and quickly? This is the first event in […]

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Diversity in the footsteps of ESG

25 September 2019• Driving diversity • Private breakfast

Diversity and ESG are evolving from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a strategic imperative for business and finance. At this roundtable we will discuss our forthcoming thought paper looking at why, where and how diversity is following in the trajectory of ESG both as an investment theme and how it is integrated into how business is run […]

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The future of EU capital markets post-Brexit – private dinner with Burkhard Balz

24 September 2019• Brexit • Private Dinner • Burkhard Balz

This dinner continues our series of events with European policymakers to discuss the different EU perspectives on the future of capital markets post-Brexit. Burkhard Balz is a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. From 2009 until 2018, he served as Member of the European Parliament and was an active member of the […]

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Pitchforks & populism – private dinner with Professor Matthew Goodwin

11 September 2019• Making a better case for capital markets • Private Dinner • Professor Matthew Goodwin

Over the past decade, politics around the world has been turned on its head by the rise of populism, a collapse in trust in the traditional social and political order, and a growing ‘crisis of capitalism’. Elites in western democracies have struggled to understand and respond to what has been driving this fundamental shift, often […]

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

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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