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Event Date Wed May 18 CEST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue May 17 6:00pm - Tue May 17 6:00pm
Location Online
Region EMEA

In January 2021 GameStop stock prices soared to a record high of $483 as thousands of retail investors cashed in on the meme stock trading phenomenon. One year on and this event has not revolutionised the financial world as some might have expected. But it did reveal that large-scale coordination among small traders has the potential to affect markets significantly and their power should not be underestimated.

Hosted by the Financial Times, in partnership with, this panel discussion will explore the role of retail investors in financial markets today and how education and engagement from financial institutions can help to protect against common trading mistakes and help novice traders/investors develop new skills and expertise.

Key Topics:
• Influence
To what extent are retail investors able to influence global markets?

• Behaviour
How has retail investor behaviour changed since 2019 and what does the rise of meme stock trading tell us about the psychology of recent entrants to retail investing?

• Threats
What are the biggest threats facing retail investors?

• Protection and Education
How can financial institutions better protect and educate consumers using their investment platforms?

• High Risk Investments
How should retail investors/traders navigate higher risk investments in the current volatile climate such as equities, tech stocks and commodities?


2022 Speakers

David Jones
Chief Market Strategist,

Gillian Hepburn
Head of UK Intermediary Solutions, Schroders

Tim Fassam
Director of Government Relations and Policy, Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)

Harriet Clarfelt
Deputy Markets News Editor, Financial Times

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Partner