Time for Transparency in Banking

Online symposium using interactive Zoom. 

Thursday, June 18th, from 1:00pm until 4pm, UK time

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All places need to be booked in advance, please

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Executive Summary; scroll down for the programme

We feel this is an important symposium and topic because:

  • The Banking sector is at the very heart of our financial ecosystem. It has immense impact on the lives of billions of people around the world and even small imperfections in the sector can be detrimental to many
  • The Banking sector was at the very heart of the cause of the Global Financial Crisis; and there remains a great deal of disagreement about whether the banking sector has been treated too favourably by regulators, policymakers, taxpayers and prosecutors during and since
  • Bringing matters right up to date, there are allegations that even now there is malpractice, malfeasance, misconduct and mis-selling taking place within the banking sector
  • We’ll be taking a look at evidence that suggests the regulatory approach to the banking is failing to drive the transformational reform that is so obviously needed

Who should participate?

This symposium will deal with important matters that will be of particular interest to:

  • Bankers and representatives of Banking organisations
  • Individuals that have suffered as a consequence of the banking sector
  • Campaign Groups
  • Industry Observers, Commentators; the Media in General
  • Policymakers in the Banking Space
  • Parliamentarians with an interest in the Banking Sector
  • Members of the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Members of the Competition & Markets Authority
  • Members of the Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Members of the Bank of England
  • Members of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Members of the Treasury Select Committee
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Financial Services Trade Bodies and Professional Associations
  • Academics and researchers in governance, stewardship, ethics, conduct and compliance in the banking sector
  • Think Tanks and Civil Society Groups with an interest in positive reform of the financial services sector generally and the banking sector in particular; and many more

All places need to be booked in advance, please

Use the button below to book your place.

Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

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What’s the purpose of this symposium?

This symposium represents one more step forward in our collective efforts to galvanise support for positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform.

Our event is part of a major international initiative about creating an over-arching framework for finance reform. At the heart of that framework for finance reform are the 12 Finance Development Goals that we are developing with the many TTF members around the world. 

We already know that the financial services sector as a whole has a significant reputation problem – the key takeaway from the Edelman Trust Barometer is:

“…at 57 percent trust among the general population, financial services remain the least-trusted sector measured by the Trust Barometer.”

…and that’s obviously a major issue for a sector that has to be trusted to function successfully.

It is clear that there is far too much adverse publicity about the financial services sector; and that it is having a long-lasting and highly damaging effect on the reputational integrity of the sector. 

This is a serious and systemic issue that needs to be resolved.

Our symposium creates a first-class opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to share their thoughts around what needs to be done; how best to do it and who should take responsibility for fixing what seems to be broken; or at least very badly damaged. 

You can expect to be ‘amongst’ progressively minded and collaboratively minded people.

On the basis that “progress begins with realism” we’ll be we will be running the event as a forum to enable everybody to “say it as they see it” and thereby facilitating the kind of candid yet constructive discussion that is needed to help move matters forward.

We don’t think any one person or organisation has all the answers; and we also think that all answers are worth listening to, so if you’ve got a point of view that you’d like to share, and are keen to hear the views of others, this is definitely an event for you.

Format

We’re in trying times because of Covid-19.

So, it’s time for agility and adaptability, resilience and innovation.

As a consequence, this symposium is being run as an online event.

We will be using interactive Zoom, a highly effective online platform which means we can run this symposium as an ultra-convenient and wonderfully efficient event; all this, without you needing to leave your home or office.

You’ll just need access to a computer with Broadband connection. 

We will be structuring the event in such a way that it will be as engaging and as interactive as we can possibly make it. We’ll  be working hard to create as “life-like” an event as possible, with every opportunity taken to create interaction and engagement.

There will be several presentations with Q&A sessions and even a breakout session where attendees will be able to discuss particular topics amongst themselves and then report back on their findings. 

There will also be an open discussion and debate session towards the end.

All places need to be booked in advance, please

Use the button below to book your place.

Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

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Here’s the programme and timings, so far*

13:00

Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; plus “Why we must rebuild trustworthiness and confidence in financial services; and how we can do it” by 

Andy Agathangelou FTTF FRSA

Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; former Founding Chair, Friends of Automatic Enrolment; former Founding Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-agathangelou-0295311

13:15

Presentation #1, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Anthony Stansfeld

Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley; Councillor, West Berkshire Council; former Non-Executive Chairman, ELS; former Managing Director, Pilatus Britten Norman

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-stansfeld-72100a37/

13:30

Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Greg LeRoy

Executive Director, Good Jobs First, which publishes Violation Tracker; which amongst many other things shows the malpractice, malfeasance, misconduct and mis-selling that has been taking place in the Banking Sector

https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-leroy-76b8721b/

13:45

Breakout & Report Back Session, on

“What are the greatest challenges in driving pro-consumer reform in the banking sector; and how should those challenges be overcome?”

25 minutes in total – 15 minutes for discussion within the Breakout Group and 10 minutes for the Report Back session

Breakout Session Conference Meeting People Signs 3d Animation

14:10

Quick-fire round; where selected attendees have an opportunity to share the key points they would like to make:

Walter Farkas

Professor and Programme Director MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance; Board Member, FAS (Schweiz) AB; Associated Faculty Member, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich; former President of the Board of Directors, AAAccell – Trusted Innovation; former Consultant/Director, KPMG Switzerland; former Consultant/Director, Deloitte Switzerland

https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-farkas-aa1995179/

14:15

 

Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 15 minutes

14:30

Presentation #3, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Kevin Hollinrake MP

Member of Parliament for Thirsk and Malton Constituency; Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group for Fairer Business Banking; Chairman, Hunters Estate Agents; Chairman, sortit.com; former MP for Thirsk, Malton & Filey Constituency; former Co-owner, Vizzihome; former Area Manager, Prudential Property Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-hollinrake-062b9613/

14:45

Presentation #4, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Richard Emery
Bank Fraud Consultant and Retail Theft & Card Fraud Consultant, 4Keys International; former Retail Consultant/Marketing Service & Business Planning Manager, ICL Retails Systems; former Senior Analyst/Account Manager/Marketing Support Manager, Microfin Systems; former Senior Systems Analyst, John Lewis Partnership
 
 
Richard’s slides can be downloaded below:

15:00

Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 15 minutes

15:15

 

Quick-fire round; where selected attendees have an opportunity to share the key points they would like to make:

 

Liz Watson
Owner/Managing Director/CEO, Discoveries International Ltd; Founder, One voice Action Group; former CEO, Young Discoveries Limited; former Showroom Manager, Colourflair; former Sales Representative, Liberty & Co. Ltd
 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/discoveries/

Alex Varley-Winter

Head of Investigative Reporting, Transparency Task Force; Climate Investigative Journalist, DeSmog; former Investigative Freelance Reporter, Byline Times; former English Second Language Teacher, Victoria School of English Limited; former Reporter, Exaro News; former Trainee, International House London

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-varley-winter-60a68842/

Tony Moroney

Managing Partner, Beta Digital; Associate Faculty, Irish Management Institute; Managing Director – International Financial Services, Berkeley Research Group LLC; Managing Director, Saburai Consulting; former Chairman, IoD Chartered Director Network (Ireland); former Director – Banking & Mortgages, Grant Thornton UK LLP; former Director – Financial Services, Navigant; former Chartered Independent Non Executive Director and Chairman, IFSC Companies; former Chief Executive, Haven Mortgages Ltd; former Executive Vice President (Ireland) and Member of General Council, European Mortgage Federation; former Council Member, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland; former Director, EBS Building Society; former Executive Director, EBS Building Society; former Direct, Summit Mutual Funds Plc; former Director, Summit Investment Funds Plc; former Executive Director, ICS Building Society; former Executive, Bank of Ireland

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymoroney/

15:35

Open discussion & debate, 20 minutes

15:55

Final conclusions; and suggested next steps, by  

Andy Agathangelou FTTF FRSA, Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; former Founding Chair, Friends of Automatic Enrolment; former Founding Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-agathangelou-0295311

 

 

16:00

Final close

 

All places need to be booked in advance, please

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Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

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