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Beyond Brexit: the future of UK banking & finance’

November 2020 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

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 future of EU capital markets post-Brexit with Elisabeth Roegele

June 2020 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

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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Report: A Reality Check on Equivalence

February 2020 • Brexitby Panagiotis Asimakopoulos & William Wright

Over the past few months the debate on equivalence – an arcane but vital part of the future of the City post-Brexit – has generated as much heat as it has light. This report cuts through the confusion and summarises how EU equivalence works, the benefits it provides, the trade-offs it involves, its limitations, what it is not and what it doesn’t achieve.

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

October 2019 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

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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An update on ‘Brexit & the City – the impact so far’

October 2019 • Brexitby Eivind Friis Hamre & William Wright

This updated report provides the most comprehensive analysis yet of the impact of Brexit on the City and the wider banking and finance industry. More than 330 firms in banking and finance have moved or are moving business, staff, assets or legal entities away from the UK to the EU – and these numbers are likely to increase in the near future.

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

September 2019 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

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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Report: Brexit & the City – the impact so far

March 2019 • Ecommerce reports • Brexitby William Wright, Christian Benson & Eivind Friis Hamre

This report provides the most comprehensive analysis yet of the impact of Brexit on the City and the wider banking and finance industry. More than 250 firms in banking and finance have moved or are moving business, staff, assets or legal entities away from the UK to the EU – and these numbers are likely to increase significantly in the near future.

 

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‘Brexit & financial services: the Luxembourg perspective’ – breakfast with His Excellency Jean Olinger, Luxembourg’s Ambassador to the UK

December 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

Luxembourg may have a population smaller than Birmingham (with just 600,000) but it is at the heart of the EU and a key international financial centre for funds, private banking and insurance. It has been actively pitching to win business forced to relocate from the UK as a result of Brexit. Ambassador Olinger will lead […]

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‘The politics of Brexit: the Polish perspective’ – breakfast with His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, the Polish Ambassador to the UK

September 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

This breakfast event is part of our series on the European perspectives on Brexit that has included recent discussions with the Belgian, Swiss and Dutch Ambassadors, and senior policymakers from BaFin and the Bundesbank. In the next few months we’ll be hosting the Central Bank of Ireland, the Luxembourg Ambassador, and the French Treasury. Poland […]

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‘Brexit: the future of regulation & the future of the City’ – dinner with Nicky Morgan MP

September 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

As the UK enters the final stages of the Brexit negotiations, we are delighted to welcome Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough and chair of the Treasury Select Committee, to share her perspectives on ‘Brexit: the future of regulation & the future of the City’. As a prominent ‘Brexit rebel’ and former Treasury minister, Nicky has a […]

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‘Brexit: the view from Brussels’ – breakfast with Kay Swinburne MEP

September 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

This is the latest in our series of Brexit events focusing on the perspective of the rest of the EU. With the clock ticking on the final stages of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, we are delighted to welcome back Kay Swinburne MEP to discuss  ‘Brexit: the view from Brussels’. The discussion will focus […]

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Report: the New Financial international financial centres index

September 2018 • Ecommerce reports • Brexitby Panagiotis Asimakopoulos

Our unique index measuring the value of domestic and international banking and financial markets activity across nearly 30 metrics in nearly 50 countries shows that the US is by far the world’s top financial centre with the UK taking the second place – well ahead of other European countries.

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Brexit, the future of regulation in Europe & the future of the City – dinner with Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland

June 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

Sir Howard Davies’ is uniquely positioned to address some of the most critical questions about Brexit, the future of regulation in Europe, and the future of the City of London.  During the event, members will discuss the short and longer-term impact on the City of London as a financial centre and the best ‘deal’ that […]

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‘The Swiss perspective on Brexit’ – dinner with His Excellency Alexandre Fasel, the Swiss Ambassador to the UK

April 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

Few countries are as closely bound the to the EU without being part of it as Switzerland. The relationship between Switzerland and the EU is governed by more than 20 main bilateral agreements and around 100 minor ones. At this dinner, Ambassador Fasel will discuss the Swiss perspective on Brexit; what the UK can learn […]

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‘The Belgian perspective on Brexit’ – breakfast with His Excellency Rudolf Huygelen, the Belgian Ambassador to the UK

April 2018 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

With a number of firms such as Euroclear, Lloyd’s of London & Moneygram announcing plans to move parts of the business to Belgium, the role of Brussels as a potential destination for UK businesses will be a topic high on the agenda at breakfast with Ambassador Huygelen. He will also address the main Belgian and EU27 […]

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Brexit, financial stability & the future of EU supervision – dinner with Andreas Dombret, Bundesbank

November 2017 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

Dr Andreas Dombret is an executive board member of the Deutsche Bundesbank with responsibility for banking and financial supervision. At this dinner he will discuss the German perspective on Brexit with a particular focus on financial stability, the future of supervision and regulation in the EU27, and the prospects for post-Brexit collaboration between the UK and EU27.  […]

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Report: A transition to Brexit – deal or no deal?

November 2017 • Brexitby William Wright & Panagiotis Asimakopoulos

The main benefit of a transition period is that it would reduce the risk of a ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit and buy more time for the UK and EU to negotiate a better long-term deal, but we think it is unlikely that any agreement can be reached early enough to prevent firms relocating significant numbers of staff.  The good news is that an agreement on a transition period would be possible later next year – but only if the UK government changes direction in its negotiation strategy, and soon.

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Brexit & the City: missing the bigger picture on jobs

September 2017 • Brexitby William Wright

Brexit could have a significant impact on recruitment and jobs in the City of London – not least by highlighting structural challenges that will have a far bigger impact on the industry in the longer-term Another week, another set of numbers that send completely contradictory messages about the impact of Brexit on the City of […]

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‘What the rest of the EU thinks about Brexit & The City of London’

April 2017 • Brexitby Panagiotis Asimakopoulos & William Wright

Much of the debate around the impact of Brexit on the City of London and the financial services industry across Europe has been UK-centric. So we’ve read, sifted and summarised hundreds of speeches, articles and reports to identify what the rest of the EU really think about it. This report summarises the main priorities, concerns and negotiating positions of policymakers and regulators in each of the 27 member states who will be  on the other side of the negotiating table from the UK over the next few years – and sums up what’s at stake.

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In light of Brexit, what can the UK government do to make the framework for business and financial services as competitive as possible?

March 2017 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

With Article 50 set to be triggered by the end of this month, this is the second in a series of two breakfasts for policy specialists at which we will discuss what measures the UK can take right now to ensure and improve the competitiveness of the business and financial services framework in the UK. […]

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In light of Brexit, what can the UK government do to make the framework for business and financial services as competitive as possible?

March 2017 • Event • Brexitby New Financial

With Article 50 set to be triggered by the end of this month, this is the first in a series of two breakfasts for policy specialists at which we will discuss what measures the UK can take right now to ensure and improve the competitiveness of the business and financial services framework in the UK. […]

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Brexit and the City: a 10-point reality check

February 2017 • Brexitby William Wright

The problem with chasing your tail is that you can lose sight of where you are heading without getting any closer to where you want to be.  Over the past six months much of the City of London and financial services industry in the UK has been locked in an often circular argument about the potential impact of Brexit on their business and how to adapt to it. Here is a short 10-point reality check on the impact of Brexit.

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