Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

8:25 AM
Registration, networking and coffee
8:55 AM
Welcome and Introduction

Maurice Button, CEO, City & Financial Global 

9:00 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Will Pearce, Partner, Davis Polk

9:10 AM
Keynote Address I: How will the Edinburgh reforms help promote the UK’s position as a global financial services centre?

Richard Knox, Director, Financial Services (International), HM Treasury

9:30 AM
Keynote Address II: The role of regulation in encouraging investment in the City

Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director, Markets and Executive Director, International, Financial Conduct Authority

9:50 AM
Keynote Address III: How can the London Stock Exchange make itself more attractive as a listing venue?

Julia Hoggett, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange

10:10 AM
Industry Panel: What needs to be done to encourage more investment in UK equities by pension funds and other investors?


James Palmer, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


Joe Dabrowski, Deputy Director Policy, PLSA

Caroline Escott, Senior Investment Manager, Active Ownership, Railpen

Tim Fassam, Director of Public Affairs, Phoenix Group

Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders

11:00 AM
Networking break
11:20 AM
Fireside chat: Reforming investment research post MiFID to improve the quality and accessibility of research

Mark Chalmers, Counsel, Davis Polk

In conversation with…

Rachel Kent, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Chair, Investment Research Review

11:40 AM
Fireside chat: The work of the Accelerated Settlement Taskforce in seeking to expedite the settlement process to T+1

James Inness, Partner, Latham & Watkins

In conversation with

Charlie Geffen, Senior Advisor, Flint Global and Chair, Accelerated Settlement Taskforce

12:00 PM
Keynote Address IV: The Digitisation Taskforce’s proposals to reduce reliance on physical paperwork

Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chair, abrdn and Chair, Digitisation Task Force

12:20 PM
Panel: How much difference will the proposed changes to the listing regime make in practice and what other obstacles need to be overcome


Tom Thorne, Corporate and ECM Partner, Linklaters


Rupert Walford, Managing Director, European Equity Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets

Charlie Lytle, Head of Corporate Broking and Equity Capital Markets UK, Goldman Sachs

Clare Cole, Director of Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

1:00 PM
Networking and lunch break
2:05 PM
Panel: Vision for Economic Growth – a roadmap to prosperity


Michael Jacobs, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


Damian Nussbaum, Executive Director of Innovation and Growth, City of London Corporation

Kate Dawson, Deputy Head, EMA FS Regulatory Insights Centre, KPMG

Lisa Quest, Head of UK and Ireland, Oliver Wyman

James Roe, Partner, Allen & Overy 

2:50 PM
Fireside chat: Reforming regulation of short selling: potential benefits for

Mark Chalmers, Counsel, Davis Polk

In conversation with…

Adam Jacobs-Dean, Managing Director, Global Head of Markets, Governance and Innovation, AIMA

3:10 PM
Networking and afternoon tea
3:30 PM
Panel: How to improve retail participation in equity investments


Chris Horton, Partner, Latham & Watkins 


James Deal, Co Founder and Head of UK, PrimaryBid

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis and Research, Hargreaves Lansdown

Giulia Pecce, Head of MiFID Policy, AFME

Nick King, Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies 

4:15 PM
Panel: To what extent will the proposed reforms achieve the desired objective of restoring London’s position as a leading financial centre?


Tom Godwin, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Conor Lawlor, Managing Director, Capital Markets and Wholesale, UK Finance

Claire Suddens-Spiers, Head of Equity Advisory London, Rothschild & Co, Chair, The CityUK’s Capital Markets Group

David Petrie, Head of Corporate Finance, ICAEW

Mike Carter, Head of Platform, Innovate Finance

5:00 PM
Chair’s closing remarks
5:10 PM
Conference close