WhenThursday, September 16th, 6PM - 8PM, GMT
WhereOnline symposium via Zoom.
FormatThere'll be a great line-up of speakers plus ample scope for discussion and debate.
Why you should attend
Why you should attend
Nikhil Rathi was appointed last year as the Financial Conduct Authority’s new Chief Executive. He became a regulator at an interesting time, with regulatory failure having become a massive public interest issue – there have been shockingly high levels of malpractice, malfeasance, misconduct and mis-selling taking place.
Shortly after his appointment, two important reports were published; both highly critical of the FCA – Dame Gloster’s review of LCF, and Raj Parker’s review of Connaught Income Fund Series 1.
As a consequence of those reports and the widespread concerns about the FCA’s poor performance, Parliamentarians (particularly those on the Treasury Select Committee), policymakers, campaign groups and the members of the public who have suffered financial losses have been seeking significant improvements to the effectiveness of the FCA.
But will those improvements happen?
If they do, it may well be because of the FCA’s flagship initiative – it’s Transformation Programme. This symposium is all about the way the FCA is planning to evolve through that Transformation Programme. It will focus on Nikhil’s vision for change and it will provide a first class opportunity to engage with him, through the Q&A session that follows his presentation.
If you would like to submit a question for consideration please be sure to provide your question when booking your place.
Furthermore, please note that the Transparency Task Force is a “critical friend” to regulators. We see our value in helping to ensure financial regulators are aware of what more they could be doing to help protect the interests of consumers. We have always enjoyed a highly engaged working relationship with regulators. We see ourselves as being on their side (although it may not seem that way to them), always thinking about what more they can do to become as effective as possible, particularly in relation to consumer protection issues.
Here's the programme and timings so far...
Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; by
Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Pension Scams; Chair, Secretariat Committee, APPG on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services; Chair of the Violation Tracker UK Advisory Board, Policy Adviser to Parrhesia, the Whistleblower Research Charity
Presentation #1, for 15 minutes + 35 minutes managed Q&A/Discussion by
Chief Executive Officer, Financial Conduct Authority
Presentation #2, for 5 minutes
Head of Department, Consumer Duty & Online Harms, Financial Conduct Authority
Presentation #3, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Management Consultant, Academic, Advisor to GOVTS
Presentation #4, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Leader, Connaught Action Group
General discussion and debate, 10 minutes
Final conclusions; and suggested next steps and close to the formal proceedings.
*The programme will continuously evolve so is subject to change.