Westminster Business Forum

Priorities for growing UK FinTech - investment, partnerships and regulation

Morning, Thursday, 10th May 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar focuses on priorities for supporting the continued growth of UK FinTech, assessing how the policy and regulatory environment can most effectively encourage growth - and issues around skills, investment and the relationship between incumbents and challengers.


Discussion is expected on international priorities as the sector prepares for the impact of Brexit, including next steps for developing further FinTech bridges with international partners.


The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss the future of key regulatory and policy initiatives impacting the sector. This includes the FCA’s ongoing Regulatory Sandbox and the Bank of England’s FinTech Accelerator - as well as the recently published Patient Capital Review, with measures to create a Government backed venture capital investment trust that aims to support the long term financing of innovative firms to assist their scale up.   


Delegates will also consider the FCA’s post-implementation review of the rules for crowdfunding, which includes proposals for higher standards of disclosure and stricter rules on wind-down plans for P2P firms - as well as issues around minimising risk.  



Guest of Honour

Rohini Kumar

Deputy Director, Financial Services Organisation, Department for International Trade

Guest of Honour

Rohini Kumar

Deputy Director, Financial Services Organisation, Department for International Trade

Chair

Adam Afriyie MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Technology

Speakers

Martin Cook

General Counsel, Funding Circle UK

Kevin Chong

Co-Head, Emerging Companies, Investec

Peter Chapman

Senior Associate and Co-Lead, International FinTech Group, Clifford Chance

Ioana Surpateanu

Director, Government Affairs

Katrin Herrling

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Funding Xchange

Alex Letts

Founder, U Account

Helene Panzarino

Teaching Fellow, UCL