Join us for the annual Christmas Party, kindly hosted by Grant Thornton.
|Event Date||Thursday, 30 November 2017|
Hodson began his career in 1976 working as a group finance director for Unigate PLC, a dairy company. After leaving the company in 1988, he worked for a year as the chairman and chief executive of the Davidson Pearce Group PLC, before moving on to be the deputy chief executive and finance director of Nationwide Building Society, a post he held until 1992.
From 1993 until 1998, he worked as the chief executive of LIFFE, a tumultuous time for the exchange which lost one its key futures contacts during his post there. LIFFE lost its market share in Bund futures to the all-electronic German exchange DTB in 1997 and 1998. That historic event in the futures industry, which marked the only time a key benchmark product ever moved from one exchange to another, forced LIFFE to move from a floor-based to a fully-electronic market.
In 1998, he stepped down from LIFFE and moved on to become professor of commerce at Gresham University. During this period, he served as a non-executive director for the post office from 1984 until 1995. After leaving his job as professor of commerce at Gresham University in 2002, he worked as governor of a number of schools in the UK, and served as a chairman and non-executive director for a number of companies.
Work for the Leave Campaign
In late 2015, Hodson began serving as the chairman of The City for Britain, a pro-Brexit outreach group, and as a director on the affiliated Vote Leave campaign.
|Event Date||Thursday, 30 November 2017|
We looking forward to welcoming Gary Wright as the guest speaker at the November SIMA NextGEN meeting. As Chairman of the ISITC Blockchain DLT Working Group Gary will dispel some myths and hype surrounding DLT, and will firmly outline some potential future benefits that could be game changing in the financial markets.
Gary joined the City in 1969 and managed a Stock Jobber towards Big Bang and in that time managed the Talisman settlement system implementation and preparation of technology for Big Bang. He has worked as head of European operations at Salomon’s, Robert Fleming and Panmure Gordon before becoming a consultant to software developments establishing BISS Research as a company to benchmark systems performance in financial markets. He has served on numerous City committees in his career including as Deputy Chairman of SIMA in the early nineties. He is now Chairman of the Blockchain DLT Working Group for City based trade organisation ISITC that focusses on providing a forum for change in financial markets including regulatory, standards and technical innovation alongside leading Universities. He most recently presented DLT realities in Frankfurt to the ECB T2S committee.
|Event Date||Wednesday, 22 November 2017|
Mark Yeandle is the lead author and co-creator of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which ranks the competitiveness of global financial centres. Previously, Mark’s background was in consumer goods marketing and he has held senior marketing management positions at companies including Liberty, Mulberry, Sanderson and Carlton. His experience includes launching new brands, company acquisitions & disposals and major change management programmes.
|Event Date||Tuesday, 10 October 2017|
David Morrey, Regulatory Partner, Head of Investment Management
David is a Regulatory partner in the Financial Services Group (FSG)'s regulatory risk management practice, and is also Head of Investment Management.
He help clients dealing with the challenges of current regulation or emerging requirements. David is one of the most active individuals in the UK carrying out 'Skilled Person Reviews' instigated by the regulator, alongside frequently advising firms on how to respond to regulatory investigations.
He has specialist expertise in a wide range of conduct matters, both wholesale market issues within the securities and investment management sectors, and retail issues within the wealth management, advisory and lending sectors.
He will be covering Brexit and the impact on Financial Services – and will likely also give a brief overview of current regulatory change including the impact of MiFID II, SM&CR.
|Event Date||Tuesday, 26 September 2017|