UPCOMING EVENTS

Each event we run is an important step forward in galvanising support for our overall mission, to drive positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform.

 

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:

If you might like to be involved with any of the events below as an attendee, speaker, panellist, sponsor or venue host please get in touch through

 

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH GREATER TRANSPARENCY

Tuesday, April 21st, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • MALPRACTICE, MALFEASANCE, MISCONDUCT, MISSELLING, FRAUD, SCAMS AND SCANDALS; WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO FIX THE PROBLEM?

Thursday, April 23rd, from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH BETTER GOVERNANCE

Friday, April 24th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Monday, May 4th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES? 

Tuesday, May 5th from 09:00 to 13:00

Ireland time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in Ireland; plus others that want to

be included

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES? 

Wednesday, May 6th from 09:00 to 13:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in the UK; plus others that want to

be included

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM HARM

Thursday, May 7th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH RISK MANAGEMENT

Monday, May 11th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

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

Tuesday, May 12th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN PENSIONS

Wednesday, May 13th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Thursday, May 14th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH VIRTUOUS LEADERSHIP

Friday, May 15th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Monday, May 18th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH GREATER PURPOSEFULNESS

Tuesday, May 19th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH RESPONSIBLE REWARD

Thursday, May 21st, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH FINANCIAL STABILITY

Friday, May 22nd, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH PRODUCT DESIGN

Monday, June 1st, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN INVESTMENT CONSULTING AND FIDUCIARY MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, June 2nd from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • COSTS & CHARGES - ARE WE THERE YET?

Wednesday, June 3rd from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • MITIGATING THE RISK OF ANOTHER GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

Thursday, June 4th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH CULTURAL REFORM

Friday, June 5th, from 13:00 to 16:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • FINTECH, INTEROPERABILITY & OPEN FINANCE

Tuesday, June 16th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN BANKING

Thursday, June 18th from 13:00 to 17:00 

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in UK, Europe and North America

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH CULTURAL REFORM

Monday, June 22nd, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES? 

Tuesday, June 23rd from 9:00 to 13:00 

Washington DC time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM 

Mainly for people in the Washington DC area; plus

others that want to be included

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?

Wednesday, June 24th from 9:00 to 13:00 

New York time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in the New York area; plus others

that want to be included

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?

Thursday, June 25th from 9:00 to 13:00

Boston time 

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in the Boston area; plus others

that want to be included

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH GREATER TRANSPARENCY

Friday, June 26th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH BETTER GOVERNANCE

Monday, June 29th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • THE CASE FOR RADICAL                                  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM 

Tuesday, June 30th, from 13:00 to 17:00

UK time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday, July 1st, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH PROTECTING CONSUMERS FROM HARM

Thursday, July 2nd, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH RISK MANAGEMENT

Friday, July 3rd, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH VIRTUOUS LEADERSHIP

Monday, July 13th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday, July 14th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH GREATER PURPOSEFULNESS

Wednesday, July 15th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH RESPONSIBLE REWARD

Thursday, July 16th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH FINANCIAL STABILITY

Friday, July 17th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • HOW WE CAN REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES,              THROUGH PRODUCT DESIGN

Monday, July 20th, from 09:00 to 12:00 

Sydney time

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere, but timed to be convenient

for members in Australia and the Far East

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?

Tuesday, July 21st from 9:00 to 13:00

Vancouver time 

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in the Vancouver area; plus others

that want to be included  

 

  • WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO REBUILD TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES?

Wednesday, July 22nd from 9:00 to 13:00

San Francisco/Los Angeles time 

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

Mainly for people in the San Francisco and Los

Angeles areas; plus others that want to be included 

 

  • TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE PAYMENTS SECTOR

Thursday, September 10th from 13:00 to 17:00

UK time 

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

For anybody, anywhere

 

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WE WILL RUN THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW

EITHER AS IN-PERSON EVENTS OR ONLINE

EVENTS, DEPENDING ON THE CORONOVIRUS

SITUATION.

 

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  • BRUSSELS

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, September 22nd from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • AMSTERDAM

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Wednesday, September 23rd from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • ZURICH

Thursday, September 24th from 9:00 to 14:00 

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • GENEVA

Friday, September 25th from 9:00 to 14:00 

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

VENUE WANTED

 

  • THE CASE FOR RADICAL                                  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM 

Tuesday, October 13th, from 13:00 to 17:00 UK time.

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM, USING INTERACTIVE ZOOM

 

  • LONDON

TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY: HOT TOPICS IN THE INVESTMENTS SPACE

Tuesday, October 27th from 12:00 to 17:00

 
  • HONG KONG

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Thursday, November 5th from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • SYDNEY

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, November 10th from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • MELBOURNE

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 to 14:00 

THANK YOU TO MERCER FOR HOSTING

 

  • SINGAPORE

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, November 17th from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

 

  • LONDON

TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY ON PENSION SCAMS

Tuesday, November 24th from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

  • LONDON

FIXING THE GOVERNANCE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES; WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE?

Thursday, November 26th from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • LONDON

TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS

Tuesday, December 1st from 12:00 to 17:00

VENUE WANTED

 

  • LONDON

TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY IN FINANCIAL PLANNING

Thursday, December 3rd 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

  • BRUSSELS

REBUILDING TRUSTWORTHINESS AND CONFIDENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, September 22nd from 9:00 to 14:00 

VENUE WANTED  

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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