Malpractice, Malfeasance, Misconduct, Misselling, Fraud, Scams and Scandals; What’s it going to take to fix the problem?

Online symposium using interactive Zoom; 

taking place on Thursday, April 23rd from 1:00pm until 5:00pm, UK time

Kindly sponsored  by:

Executive summary

This online symposium is for individuals concerned about the very high levels of malpractice, malfeasance, misselling, fraud, scams and scandals that are taking place. 

The event will be highly relevant to victims, politicians, policymakers, regulators, investigators, practitioners, campaign groups, legal professionals, the enforcement agencies and so on. 

This symposium will be one more step forward in our collective efforts to galvanise support for positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform, for the benefit of all.

If you already know you want to be included, go straight ahead and book your place; but if you want to know more, please scroll down to get to all the details.

Thank you.

All places need to be booked, please

To secure your place, please first click on the button below, then read the notes that explain the 4 ticket options (Standard, For TTF Fellows, Discounted and Press Pass) and then book your place.

Once your place is secured, we will Email all the details you need to be able to access the event through interactive Zoom.

For queries, please Email

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

Thank you!

What is the purpose of this symposium?

The overall purpose of this online symposium is to shine a bright light onto the very real need for more effective measures to deal with the growing problem of malpractice, malfeasance, misseling, fraud, scams and scandals. 

In short, far too many people are being harmed, in far too many ways and it is unrealistic to assume that everything that could be done to protect the public is being done. 

There are growing concerns about the systemic issues that seem to be at least part of the problem; a problem resulting in such a large number and very wide wide range of victims, covering issues relating to pensions, insolvency, bankruptcy, banking, mortgage fraud; securitisation fraud and so on – it’s truly worrying list.

Our symposium is going to create 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. 

You can expect to be ‘amongst’ progressively minded and collaboratively minded people who are keen to drive positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform.

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 succesfully.

Clearly, the lack of transparency in financial services has contributed to the financial services trust deficit; and the evidence indicates that this isn’t a problem that is going to fix itself.

On the basis that “progress begins with realism” we will be facilitating the kind of candid yet constructive discussions that are needed to help move matters forward.

We are expecting this to be a particularly lively symposium because we will be creating a forum for people to “say it as they see it” and there is no doubt that many people are very disappointed with and very frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of “the establishment” to take control of the problem. 

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, this is definitely an event for you.

Format

We’re in trying times; so, it’s time for agility and adaptability, resilience and innovation.

Asa 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 thought-leadership event for you; 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; two breakout sessions where attendees will be able to discuss particular topics amongst themselves and then report back on their findings; and an open discussion and debate session towards the end.

Here’s the programme and timings, so far*

13:00

Welcome to the symposium, explanation on how to use the Zoom controls and setting the scene, for 15 minutes, by 

 – Andy Agathangelou, 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-02953113

13:15

Presentation #1, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Alan Miller, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, SCM Direct; Co-Founder, The True & Fair Campaign

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-miller-2a423210

13:30

Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

John Tomlinson; on Banking Reform

13:45

Presentation #3, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Sue Flood and Bob Ward; on the pension scams situation and what should be done about it

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-flood-93784373/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobward2/

14:00

Presentation #4, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Liz Watson; talking about insolvency fraud, the Judiciary, and much, much more

https://www.linkedin.com/in/discoveries/?originalSubdomain=uk

14:15

Breakout & Report Back Session #1, on “The Problem Statement”, for 30 minutes

14:45

Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 15 minutes

15:00

Further thoughts on the problem side of the equation; Group Discussion

15:15

Presentation #6, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Andy Agathangelou; Founder of the Transparency Task Force, talking about “The Framework for Finance Reform”

15:30

Presentation #7, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Robin Pickworth, Partner, Pickworth & Co

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-pickworth-31438a157

15:45

Presentation #8, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A

Iain G Mitchell QC, Member at Tanfield Chambers; Member, IT Committee, Bar Council of England & Wales; UK Representative, CCBE IT Committee; Co-Convenor, Scottish Lawyers European Group.

Michael will be referencing an important Parliamentary report he produced entitled:

“Evidence of Iain G. Mitchell QC to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards”

…that will be circulated to attendees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-g-mitchell-qc-7651515/

16:00

Breakout & Report Back Session #2, on “The Solution Statement” for 30 minutes

16:30

Open discussion & debate, 25 minutes

16:55

Final conclusions; and suggested next steps, by

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

17:00

Final close

*The programme will continuously evolve so is subject to change.

All places need to be booked, please

To secure your place, please first click on the button below, then read the notes that explain the 4 ticket options (Standard, For TTF Fellows, Discounted and Press Pass) and then book your place.

Once your place is secured, we will Email all the details you need to be able to access the event through interactive Zoom.

For queries, please Email 

andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org

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