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TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. We champion and support the success of the ecosystem, and thereby our members, promoting policies in the UK, across Europe and internationally that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth. The industry contributes over 10% of the UK’s total economic output and employs more than 2.3 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus exceeding that of all other net exporting industries combined. It also makes a real difference to people in their daily lives, helping them save for the future, buy a home, invest in a business and protect and manage risk.


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UK Finance is the collective voice for the banking and finance industry. Representing around 300 member firms across the industry, we act to enhance competitiveness, support customers and facilitate innovation. We work for and on behalf of our members to promote a safe, transparent and innovative banking and finance industry. We offer research, policy expertise, thought leadership and advocacy in support of our work. We provide a single voice for a diverse and competitive industry. Our operational activity enhances members’ own services in situations where collective industry action adds value.


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The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) is the voice of all Europe’s wholesale financial markets, providing expertise across a broad range of regulatory and capital markets issues. We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players. We advocate for deep and integrated European capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefiting society. We aim to act as a bridge between market participants and policy makers across Europe, drawing on our strong and long-standing relationships, our technical knowledge and fact-based work.


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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA proactively communicates with the media and the general public to increase awareness around the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council, or ACC, to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 200 members that manage US$450 billion of private credit assets. AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) - first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website,


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ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Chartered accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals. ICAEW represents more than 202,450 members and students around the world. All of the top 100 global brands employ ICAEW Chartered Accountants.*

* includes parent companies. Source: ICAEW member data March 2023, Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2022

About the Corporate Finance Faculty

The Corporate Finance Faculty is ICAEW’s centre of professional expertise in corporate finance. It contributes to policy development and responds to consultations by international organisations, governments, regulators and other professional bodies. The faculty provides a wide range of services, information, guidance, events and media to its members, including its highly regarded magazine, Corporate Financier with topical discussions and interviews, and its popular series of best-practice guidelines


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Innovate Finance is an  independent membership association that represents the UK's global  FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London  and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the  country's leading position in the financial services sector by  supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services  innovators. More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate  Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage  start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services  firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance's leading position as a single  point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent  development, and business opportunity and investment capital. By  bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial  services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services  sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for  everyone.


The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies.

The value of our members to the UK economy is vast – as is their potential. There are nearly 2,000 small and mid-sized quoted companies in the UK, representing 85% of all quoted companies. They employ approximately 1.4 million people, representing 5.5% of private sector employment in the UK. So our goal is to create an environment where that potential is fulfilled.



techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. With around 900 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet. By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.