BritishAmerican Business (BAB) Holds Financial Services Summit – ‘Risks and Opportunity at a Time of Change’

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New York – On June 11, 2019, BritishAmerican Business hosted a one-day summit, the Transatlantic Finance Forum, bringing together policy makers, regulators and operators in Financial Services from the US and UK, focusing on opportunities and challenges for the industry.  The program highlighted major issues facing the industry, including technological innovation, the regulatory climate, and customer expectations and set the stage for further dialog and debate.

The summit was held in partnership with Title Sponsor, United Airlines, and Presenting Sponsor, EY.  Content partners included TheCityUK, City of London Corporation and SIFMA.

The program included more than 20 leading industry experts featured in a combination of panel sessions, keynote addresses and fireside chats.  Featured speakers included: Gerry Baker, Editor at Large, The Wall Street Journal; Martin Gilbert, Chairman, Aberdeen Standard Investments; Karl Dasher, CEO North America, Schroders; Clare Lebecq, CEO London Market Group; Gavin Michael, Head of Technology, Global Consumer Bank, Citi; Jill Kaplan, President of New York & New Jersey, United Airlines; Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director, FCA; Thomas Leonardi, EVP, Government Affairs, Public Policy and Communications, AIG; and many more.

Duncan Edwards, CEO, BritishAmerican Business said:

“The UK and the USA are the global leaders in Financial Services and their banks and other institutions are huge traders in each other’s economy.  In both countries the sector contributes more than 7% of GDP and dramatically more to the economies of London and New York where BAB has its offices.

BritishAmerican Business is delighted to host this important gathering of key leaders in the Financial Services industry and continue to support our members in each market.”

Photos from the event can be found here.

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business is an exclusive members’ organization; we create networking opportunities for our members, which often lead to business opportunities, through the events and programming that we run, as well as the chance to meet, and discuss policy with, government, their representatives, and other NGOs. As a policy and advocacy organization we are the voice of transatlantic business; we support policies and action that will protect and enhance the environment for trade and investment between the US and UK through research, published reports and discussion with legislators and the executive branch of both governments. For more information, please visit