Testimonials from previous attendees

Our events are an integral part of our strategy for driving change, which is is to bring together two types of people:

 

#1, Those with a sense of ‘passion & purpose’ about what needs to change; and 

 

#2, Those with the ‘power & position’ to help make change happen

 

The testimonials below from previous attendees will help explain the aims and objectives of our Transparency Symposia - they aren't ordinary events:

Andrew D. Esctruth,

Associate Director for External Relations,

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

 

"I would urge anyone concerned with improving the relationship between the financial industry, regulators, and consumers to attend a Transparency Task Force (TTF) symposium. This superb organization was started in the United Kingdom and has quickly established an impressive track record for raising awareness of the benefits of greater transparency in the provision of financial services, a prerequisite for building trust with consumers. The TTF events bring together a diverse group of experts with one common goal: to help the financial industry thrive by putting its clients first. This mission is vital in today’s environment in which the risk and responsibility for attaining retirement security has shifted away from institutions and to individuals."

Daniel Godfrey,

"Thinking about what's next";

Co-Founder of The People's Trust;

Former Chief Executive of the Investment Association

 

"Transparency Symposiums are a place where people who care about financial services and the important role they have to play can come to support and shape the future of transparency"

Dr. Kara Tan Bhala,

President and Founder,

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics

 

 "I attended and spoke at the Transparency Symposium in Boston on September 28th. The quality of speakers and the content of their talks were impressive in depth, scope and relevance of knowledge. The symposium provided a space for professionals to present their ideas and for everyone to meet and speak frankly with others who share the same purpose of improving financial practice and policy. Presenters were high-level executives, directors, and presidents of their companies. Attendees belonged in the top echelons of their fields. I forecast this and future symposia will lead to the fulfillment of Transparency Task Force goals, pushing financial services to new heights of ethical advancement. In sum, the symposium was a well-organized, friendly, and illuminating gathering of thought leaders and social justice advocates."

Stephen Davis,

Associate Director and

Senior Fellow, Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School

 

“TTF is all about equipping the capital market and its participants with tools they need to adapt to forces of change. Transparency is coming to the corporate and investor worlds, as it has hit other fields, as a result of public, regulatory, NGO, and social media pressure. TTF convenes professionals from diverse disciplines for collective brainstorming on how to make transparency into an asset.”

Judith Donnelly, 

Partner,

Squire, Patton Boggs

 

"The Transparency Symposiums are one of the few forums where regulators, industry representatives and academics can meet and discuss ideas and solutions in an open forum"

Simon Fletcher,

CEO,

Johnson Fleming

 

“A really great event covering a topic that that is not only gaining further traction in our market and with Government, but most importantly is of huge importance to our corporate clients and their employees"

Jon Lukomnik,

Executive Director,

Investor Responsibility Research Institute

 

"The Transparency Symposium provides a unique and valuable lens through which to examine how to improve both the efficiency and resiliency of the financial system, for the good of investors, the industry and society.  The speakers are good, but it’s the interaction with the other attendees and the sense of purpose which differentiates it from every other financial meeting.  

 

The symposium cuts across the normal siloes in the financial sector, so that we can learn from each other, including a number of perspectives that often are not heard… but should be."

Steve Conley

Founder & CEO,

Values Based Adviser

 

“For decades, many failed attempts have been made to restore trust and confidence to the financial services industry and it is more important now than ever that we do so for social and economic reasons...step up to the plate to make change happen"

Henry Tapper,

Founder, The Pension PlayPen;

Director, First Actuarial

 

"Without a more open and fair financial system, people will continue to make poor decisions about their financial future and the UK won't benefit from long-term saving"

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