We looking forward to welcoming Gary Wright as the guest speaker at the November SIMA NextGEN meeting. As Chairman of the ISITC Blockchain DLT Working Group Gary will dispel some myths and hype surrounding DLT, and will firmly outline some potential future benefits that could be game changing in the financial markets.
Gary joined the City in 1969 and managed a Stock Jobber towards Big Bang and in that time managed the Talisman settlement system implementation and preparation of technology for Big Bang. He has worked as head of European operations at Salomon’s, Robert Fleming and Panmure Gordon before becoming a consultant to software developments establishing BISS Research as a company to benchmark systems performance in financial markets. He has served on numerous City committees in his career including as Deputy Chairman of SIMA in the early nineties. He is now Chairman of the Blockchain DLT Working Group for City based trade organisation ISITC that focusses on providing a forum for change in financial markets including regulatory, standards and technical innovation alongside leading Universities. He most recently presented DLT realities in Frankfurt to the ECB T2S committee.
|Event Date||Wednesday, 22 November 2017|
Mark Yeandle is the lead author and co-creator of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which ranks the competitiveness of global financial centres. Previously, Mark’s background was in consumer goods marketing and he has held senior marketing management positions at companies including Liberty, Mulberry, Sanderson and Carlton. His experience includes launching new brands, company acquisitions & disposals and major change management programmes.
|Event Date||Tuesday, 10 October 2017|
David Morrey, Regulatory Partner, Head of Investment Management
David is a Regulatory partner in the Financial Services Group (FSG)'s regulatory risk management practice, and is also Head of Investment Management.
He help clients dealing with the challenges of current regulation or emerging requirements. David is one of the most active individuals in the UK carrying out 'Skilled Person Reviews' instigated by the regulator, alongside frequently advising firms on how to respond to regulatory investigations.
He has specialist expertise in a wide range of conduct matters, both wholesale market issues within the securities and investment management sectors, and retail issues within the wealth management, advisory and lending sectors.
He will be covering Brexit and the impact on Financial Services – and will likely also give a brief overview of current regulatory change including the impact of MiFID II, SM&CR.
|Event Date||Tuesday, 26 September 2017|
Jay is a member of the Bank's Greater London Agency Network, responsible for assessing economic and financial conditions affecting businesses, collecting market intelligence from the real-economy and providing input to the MPC and FPC.
As the Bank's “eyes, ears and voice”, he is also responsible for collecting information about trends and developments across the country, and explaining the Bank’s policy decisions to local businesses, industry and labour groups.
|Event Date||Tuesday, 20 June 2017|