UPCOMING EVENTS

Each event we run is an important step forward in galvanising support for our overall mission, which is:

 

"To help protect consumers' financial interests,

by reforming the financial services industry,

through harnessing the transformational power of transparency"

 

If you identify with our mission in some way, please do all you can to get involved.

If you want to read testimonials...

 

If you haven't been to one of our events before you can use the link below to read some testimonials:

Our upcoming events are listed below; and we have organised them into 2 sections. 

 

The first section relates to our special meetings around the world about our pioneering project dedicated to rebuilding trust and confidence in financial services. 

 

The second section relates to special meetings in the UK that are on topics of interest to the UK market specifically. 

 

If you have any questions about any of our events get in touch through andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

This first section covers events around the world dedicated to a question of tactical and strategic importance to anybody in or interested in the financial services sector:

 

"How can we accelerate the rebuilding of trust and confidence in financial services?"

 

Here are the upcoming meetings about this pioneering project:

 

  • 10th October, in Hong Kong.

Thank you to RPC for hosting. 

For details click here.

 

  • 15th October, in Sydney.

Thank you to Dimensional Fund Advisors for hosting. 

For details click here.  

 

  • 17th October, in Melbourne.

Thank you to Mercer for hosting.

For details click here.

 

  • 22nd October, in Singapore. VENUE WANTED 

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 5th November, in London. 

Thank you to Duff & Phelps for hosting.

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 7th November, in Dublin. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 19th November, in Amsterdam. VENUE WATED             

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

  • 20th November, in Paris. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 21st November, in Brussels. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 22nd November, in Luxembourg City. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 10th December, in Frankfurt. 

Thank you to the European Banking Federation for hosting.

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 11th December, in Zurich. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

  • 12th December, in Geneva. VENUE WANTED

For details email:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

If you might like to be involved with any of the events above as an attendee, speaker, panellist, sponsor or venue host please get in touch through andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

 

For more detail about the project click on the button below to get to a special web page that provides a full and detailed explanation of the project:

The second section relates to our programme of special meetings in the UK that are on topics of interest to the UK market specifically.

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  • ​​COSTS & CHARGES; INCLUDING THE WORKS AND PENSIONS SELECT COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON PENSION COSTS AND TRANSPARENCY AND "THE WOES OF WOODFORD": 

​​Thursday 14th November from 12:00 to 17:00

Thank you to Lansons for hosting

 

  • THE PERILS OF PENSION SCAMS

Tuesday 3rd December from 12:00 to 17:00

Thank you to Mayer-Brown for hosting

 

  • PAYMENTS

Thursday 5th December from 12:00 to 17:00

Thank you to Zephyre for hosting

 

  • GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE, STEWARDSHIP, CUSTODIANSHIP, REGULATION & RISK MANAGEMENT

Tuesday 17th December from 12:00 to 17:00

Thank you to TLT Solicitors for hosting

 

 

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  • COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday 14th January from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • FINANCIAL PLANNING

Thursday 16th January from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • MARKET INTEGRITY/CULTURE/VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP

Tuesday 11th February from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • PRIVATE EQUITY & HEDEG FUNDS

Thursday 13th February from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • THE FUTURE OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

Tuesday 10th March from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • WHISTLEBLOWING

Thursday 12th March from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • ACCELERATING OUR JOURNEY TOWARDS A GREEN ECONOMY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Tuesday 12th MAY from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Thursday 14th May from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

 

  • FINTECH & INTEROPERABILITY

Tuesday June 16th from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

  • BANKING

Thursday June 18th from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

If you might like to be involved with any of the events above as an attendee, speaker, panellist, sponsor or venue host please get in touch through andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

VENUE HOSTS WANTED

We are always on the lookout for venues to run our events and would be delighted to talk to any organisation that may be able to host an event for us in any of these locations:

 

Amsterdam, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg City, Melbourne, Montreal,  New York, Ontario, Paris,  San Francisco, Santa Monica, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sydney, The Hague, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C. and Zurich.

 

In practical terms, we just need a room that will take 20 people for a day; plus teas, coffees, sandwiches and so on.

 

If you or somebody you know can help please connect through:

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

The Great Divide

You can read the speech by  Andrew G. Haldane, FAcSS (the Bank of England's Chief Economist and Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics) that he gave on 18th May 2016 at the New City Agenda Annual dinner.

 

The speech is entitled The Great Divide and it is a first class explanation of why the trust deficit really matters and why it makes sense to try to do something about it.

 

Please click on the green button to access it; if you're not convinced of its relevance to our initiative, here's part of it:

 

..."The most important and compelling message the Bank received at the Open Forum came in the first session. The Bank had conducted some polling of perceptions of the financial sector – for example, by asking people what one word best described the future of financial markets. Among the Bank’s usual contacts, including those in the financial sector, the most used word was “regulated”. Many of us will have heard that message from financial insiders concerned about the perils of over-zealous regulators.

 

For me, the more revealing responses came from the general public, from the customers, rather than the producers, of financial services. The word most used by them when describing financial markets was a rather different one: it was “corrupt”. Not far behind were words like “manipulated”, “self-serving”, “destructive” and “greedy”. I am sure many of you have heard those messages too. They are certainly ones I have encountered frequently on my visits around the country."...

 

Please click the green button  below to access the full speech. If you need to read another piece first, here it is:

 

..."At least until recently many economists like me, when faced with this evidence, might have shrugged our shoulders. Social capital had no real role in our models of economic growth, unlike physical capital and human capital. Trust did not butter our parsnips and nor did it enter our production functions.

 

Recently, however, that orthodoxy has changed and the importance of trust has become clearer.

 

Evidence has emerged, both micro and macro, to suggest trust may play a crucial role in value creation. At the micro level, there is now ample evidence the degree of trust or social capital within a company contributes positively to its value creation capacity. 

 

At the macro level, there is now a strong body of evidence, looking across a large range of countries and over long periods of time, that high levels of trust and co-operation are associated with higher economic growth.

 

Put differently, a lack of trust jeopardises one of finance’s key societal functions – higher growth.

 

Those social capital effects appear to be particularly potent when it comes to financial decisions. Evidence suggests that a lack of trust leads people to retreat from the stock market and banks and to move towards cash holdings and informal sources of credit, such as payday lenders and loan sharks. That jeopardises the second key benefit of finance to society – improved risk-sharing by households and companies.

 

So a lack of trust in finance potentially hobbles both economic growth and financial stability.

 

That lack of trust is the mirror-image of the perception gap between the financial sector and wider society, the Great Divide.

 

The Great Divide matters because it signals a pronounced and protracted erosion of social capital. It puts finance on notice for losing its social licence. And, unaddressed, that jeopardises future wealth and well-being."...

 

Please click on the green button to access the full speech. If you're not yet convinced you should, here's a final snippet:

 

..." As a survey in 2013 of financial professionals found, rather remarkably, that over half believed their competitors engaged in illegal or unethical behaviour.  A smaller, but still high, fraction of 24% believed their own company engaged in such practices. Similar percentages believed their industry did not fulfil its fiduciary function of putting clients’ interests first.

The significance of these findings is not the precise percentages, as striking as these are.

 

More fundamentally, it is because of what they reveal about finance’s perception of itself, the mirror it holds to the social identity of finance."...

 

Click onto the button below to access the full speech; you'll be glad you did, it's profoundly thought-provoking for anybody interested in the future of the financial services industry:

If you are not already on the right page and want to read about our major international project to help rebuild trustworthiness and confidence in financial services, click on the orange button below:

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