Guildhall, 71 Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH, UK

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Event Date Wed Apr 27 BST (27 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Apr 26 7:00pm - Tue Apr 26 7:00pm
Location Guildhall
71 Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH, UK
Region EMEA

Fintech is rapidly transforming financial markets, whether in the form of fast-growing fintech companies or in the use of technology by incumbent institutions. It is a permanent technological revolution at the heart of finance, creating new business models, new products and new delivery channels.

For fintech founders and entrepreneurs, one of the big questions is which financial centre provides the best ecosystem in which to scale up and deliver on their business plans? The UK is arguably still the leading centre. It was the first country to launch a regulatory sandbox (now in its second phase) to catapult exciting and innovative new products to market. It has pioneered Open Banking, a concept that is now being widely copied around the world. It also launched the Global Innovation Network to bring the international regulatory community together in order to test innovative fintech solutions. However, no financial centre can afford to rest on its laurels in this fiercely contested area. The UK is moving swiftly to implement the Kalifa Review’s recommendations to make it even more attractive. At the same time, other international centres are rapidly improving their offerings.

Turning to incumbents, fintech is accelerating the digital transformation of banks, asset managers, and insurers, as they strive to meet changing consumer and business demand. Big Tech is moving into this space too, highlighting the value of data-led solutions in financial services. Fintech has also created opportunities to cross-pollinate into broader technology solutions, leveraging cross-cutting applications like big data, AI and quantum computing.

This event is being convened in order to consider the future of fintech globally from the perspective of founders, entrepreneurs, incumbents and the wider ecosystem. It brings together a stellar cast of big names from the fintech world and the broader financial community, as well as politicians and regulators, to discuss all the key issues in the round.

Programme Themes:
• Update on government support for the UK’s FinTech hubs
• The FCA’s Scale Box and second phase of the Digital Sandbox
• Fintech opportunities in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area
• How Klarna disrupted finance via BNPL
• Assessing the progress of digital transformation in capital markets and looking ahead
• Reinventing the world of cross-border transfers
• Payments – will innovative cross-border payment solutions lead to the disintermediation of banks?
• Implications of the arrival of the metaverse for fintechs
• Evolving policy and regulatory framework for AI and its potential applications in the financial markets
• Software as a service – how to power the next generation of Fintech businesses
• Revolutionising finance I: Crypto currencies and stable coins
• Web 3 – opportunities for fintechs and the financial services industry
• Revolutionising finance II: De-Fi, Blockchain and NFTs

Who should attend?
All those involved in the global fintech ecosystem, including the senior management of fintechs, banks, asset managers, insurance companies, crypto and blockchain companies, and private equity and venture capital firms, as well as financial regulators and the advisory community.


2022 Speakers

Dr King Au
Executive Director, Financial Services Development Council (FSDC)

Abdul Haseeb Basit
Co-Founder & Principal, Elipses;, Non-Executive Director, Global Digital Finance

Rostin Behnam
Chairman, CFTC

Stephen Bird
CEO, abrdn

Anne Boden MBE
CEO, Starling Bank

Andy Chan
Co-founder, Qupital

Laura Coffey
Managing Director of Market Intelligence, Elliptic

Guillaume Chatain CFA
Head of Institutional Sales EMEA, Coinbase

Charlotte Crosswell OBE
Chair, Open Banking

Michael Demissie
Head of Digital Assets Unit and Advanced Solutions Group, BNY Mellon

Joe Garner
Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Peter Habermacher
CEO, Co-Founder, Aaro Capital

Blair Halliday
Head of UK, Gemini

Matt Hammerstein
CEO, Barclays UK

Yifan He
CEO, Red Date Technology

Janine Hirt
CEO, Innovate Finance

Henk Jan Hoogendoorn
Chief of Financial Sector Office, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)

Christopher Hui
Secretary, Financial Services and the Treasury Hong Kong SAR Government

Pravina Ladva
Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Swiss Re

Naveen Mallela
Global Head of Coin Systems, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Daniel Masters
Chairman, CoinShares

Tony McLaughlin
Managing Director, Emerging Payments and Business Development, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Richard Muirhead
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

Mathew McDermott
Global Head of Digital Assets, Goldman Sachs

Dr Jochen Papenbrock
Head of Financial Technology (EMEA), NVIDIA

Joseph Portelli
Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange

Jan Putnis
Head of Financial Regulation Group and co-Head of Financial Institutions Group, Slaughter and May

Andrea Remyn Stone
Group Head, Data & Analytics, London Stock Exchange Group

Tim Rice
Co-founder and CEO, Coin Metrics

Dame Anne Richards DBE
Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity International

Jessica Rusu
Chief Data Information and Intelligence Officer, FCA

Previn Singh
Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Centre of Competency, Credit Suisse

Harsh Sinha
Chief Technology Officer, Wise

Bérengère Sim
People Correspondent, Financial News

Lex Sokolin
Head Economist, Decentralized Protocols and Global Fintech Co-Head, ConsenSys

Lukasz Szpruch
Director of Finance and Economics, Alan Turing Institute

Ian Taylor
Executive Director, CryptoUK

The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade

Swen Werner
Global Head of Digital Custody and Payments, Head of EMEA and APAC, State Street Digital

Manuela Veloso
Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Lawrence Wintermeyer
Founder, Executive Co-Chair and Board Member, Global Digital Finance

Jack Zhang
Co-Founder and CEO, Airwallex

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• City & Financial Global
• Department for International Trade
• City of London
• The City UK
• UK Finance