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.