Member Briefing webinar - October 2021

Watch the recording of our Member Briefing webinar, held on 12th October 2021.

We were very pleased to be joined by the Chairs of our four senior membership committees – the Public Affairs Group (PAG), Long-Term Competitiveness Group (LTCG), International Trade and Investment Group (ITIG) and the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), our joint venture with City of London Corporation – who each discussed the theme of competitiveness and work being taken forward within their groups to enhance UK competitiveness and secure its position as the world’s leading international financial centre.

A short summary is below:

  • Omar Ali, Regional Managing Partner, EMEIA Financial Services at EY – chair of our Long-Term Competitiveness Group – discussed the group’s focus on advancing the UK’s long-term competitiveness. Key to this will be improving the efficiency of policy and regulatory execution; setting out compelling reasons for why the UK is the best place to set up and/or scale up financial and professional services businesses; advancing the digitisation of financial services; and identifying the skills and talent the industry needs to thrive.
  • Dr Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services at KPMG – chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group – provided insight into the work members are advancing to enhance the UK’s regulatory competitiveness with a focus on and engagement with global standard setters.
  • Jon Whitehouse, Managing Director, Group Government Affairs at Barclays – chair of the Public Affairs Group – discussed work being taken forward to create a conducive environment in which to land priority industry messages with policymakers and driving the development of appropriate and consistent cross-industry messaging.
  • Edward Braham, Senior Partner at Freshfields – chair of the International Trade and Investment Group – covered our new international trade and investment strategy, highlighting its very clear aim to see the UK regain its position as the world-leading international financial centre within five years and how to achieve it.