This event has now taken place but you can watch the video recording of it through our Youtube Channel, get to it by clicking the button below
WhenWednesday, September 15th, 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
Financial regulatory failure has become a massive public interest issue, right around the world, with shockingly high levels of malpractice, malfeasance, misconduct and mis-selling taking place; plus of course
This symposium is all about that and it will focus on what can be done to make real and meaningful change to happen. For senior policymakers, politicians and regulators looking for a “cure” to ineffective financial regulation, this event will be a treasure-chest of creative, pragmatic and effective solutions worthy of serious consideration.
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.
This is a must-attend event for those concerned about the ineffectiveness of financial regulators. It will be a rare opportunity to get to grips with the real underlying causes of regulatory failure and to tackle head-on the real-world changes that need to happen.
During our event, we’ll be hearing from Sir John Kay, CBE, FRSE, FBA, FAcSS, one of the UK’s leading economists and recognised expert on regulatory affairs. Sir Joh will be talking through the alternative philosophies and approaches to regulation, and he’ll be sharing his thoughts on what changes need to be introduced to get regulators operating effectively.
Our other speakers include Dr Andy Schmulow, who has been closely involved with the developments around Australia’s Royal Commission and in particular with the introduction of Australia’s Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Bill. Andy will be sharing his acknowledged expertise on a range of issues such as:
- Regulatory Capture
- The Revolving Door problem
- The urgent need for better accountability, scrutiny and oversight of the regulators
- What causes the kind of catastrophic Regulatory Failure that we have witnessed in the UK such as the Financial Conduct Authority’s handling of LCF, Connaught Income Series 1, Premier FX, Blackmore Bond and many, many more
In addition to hearing from our world-class speakers, there’ll be ample opportunity for questions, discussion and debate.
The event will therefore be particularly appealing to those that want candid, forthright and grown up conversation around the realities of the present and the possibilities for the future.
Furthermore, it will be highly relevant to individuals that might want to be included in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services’ Call for Evidence about the Financial Conduct Authority.
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
Presentation #1, for 30 minutes by
Economist and Author in London
Presentation #2, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Managment consultant, Academic, advisor to GOVTS
Presentation #3, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Leader, Connaught Action Group
Regulatory Reform Presentation Slides
Presentation #4, for 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A/Discussion by
Dame Angela Eagle MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Wallasey
Final conclusions; and suggested next steps and close to the formal proceedings.
*The programme will continuously evolve so is subject to change.