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Financial health checks workshop

March 2022 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

A workshop event to discuss the findings of our concept paper on ‘financial health checks’ as a way of engaging and empowering millions of individuals with their money. We think these health checks would help improve their financial well-being, financial resilience, and financial literacy – and to provide a long-term boost to the UK and […]

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Report: A new vision for EU capital markets

February 2022 • Capital marketsby Panagiotis Asimakopoulos, Eivind Friis Hamre & William Wright

This report presents a new vision for EU capital markets and identifies the potential for game-changing growth to support investment, jobs, and sustainable growth.  We estimate that an additional 4,800 companies in the EU27 could raise an extra €535bn per year in the capital markets and that an additional €14tn in long-term capital could be put to work in the EU economy to help support a recovery.

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Meet the MP series: with Bim Afolami MP

November 2021 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

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 and strategic autonomy with John Berrigan, director general at DG Fisma

August 2021 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

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

February 2021 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

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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Roundtable with Lord Hill on the UK Listings Review

December 2020 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

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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Pitchforks & populism – private dinner with Professor Matthew Goodwin

July 2019 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

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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European financial stability – private breakfast with Juan Solé

March 2019 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

This private breakfast with Juan Solé, senior London representative in the IMF’s markets division, will focus on European financial stability in light of the latest IMF global financial stability report due to be published in a few weeks. Juan and his team ran the analysis and wrote the European section of the report, and this […]

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‘How (not) to talk about banking and finance’ – breakfast with (Lord) George Bridges

August 2018 • Event • Making a better case for capital marketsby New Financial

This breakfast event will focus on how not to talk about ‘responsible business’, a recurring theme in our work. Every firm likes to talk about being ‘responsible’, but what do firms in banking and finance really mean when they talk about ‘responsible business’? Do they focus too much on their green credentials and their charity […]

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Report: what is the purpose of asset management?

April 2018 • Making a better case for capital marketsby William Wright

The asset management industry is a huge, important and growing industry, that plays a vital economic and societal role in managing risk and return for its customers and in allocating capital. But it can often be distracted from its underlying purpose of serving is customers by the structure of the industry, misaligned incentives, and its reliance on modern portfolio theory. In an important recent paper, Jon Lukomnik and Jim Hawley explore the underlying purpose of asset management, and how to reconnect the industry with that purpose.

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