The Banker Events

All the virtual and in-person events coming up across The Banker, gathering leading minds in politics, finance and business with senior TB & FT journalists to discuss the big issues of our time. Upcoming events and on-demand events include:

Global Banking Summit 2022

29th November - 1st December

Global banking is at a crossroads. Financial institutions hoping for a return to a post-pandemic norm are adjusting to a new geopolitical setting, spearheaded by sanctions in the fallout of the war in Ukraine. Banking faces ever closer scrutiny too, driven by increased pressure on net zero climate targets, increasingly activist shareholders, shifting regulation, and growing customer expectations that make it ever more challenging for lenders to compete in a fast changing tech and payments landscape. Banks must innovate and maintain a growth mindset to navigate these challenges.

How will banks capitalise and navigate the highest inflation seen for decades, and a fast contracting monetary policy from the US Fed?

How are banks holding themselves accountable to climate targets in the face of unprecedented demand from customers and shareholders for concrete ESG policies?

What are the regulatory challenges that are keeping lenders awake at night, and how will they affect banks’ ability to innovate in the fields of cloud banking, cloud migration, open finance, and increasingly, the use of blockchain technology and institutionally-managed crypto assets?

Can banks, particularly those in Europe, thrive as they divorce themselves from Russian-linked clients and assets?

Are current macro conditions bound to produce global consolidation in the industry? How are banks competing with big tech for customers, region to region?

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Crypto and Digital Assets Summit: Winter Edition

28nd November 2022 - In-person & Digital

The impact of the recent collapse of crypto exchange FTX has added extra layers of uncertainty to an industry already in flux. Earlier this year, crypto’s market capitalisation declined significantly following a series of market crashes and coin failures, culminating in a loss of over $2 trillion in value. At the same time, traditional and decentralised markets became more aligned as financial institutions and corporates of all shapes and sizes sought to make use of crypto’s potential applications. Today, it remains unclear as to what lies ahead for crypto markets as the aftermath of FTX collapse continues to unfold and ripple through the industry. 

This Winter Edition, which forms part of a series of crypto events, will gather industry leaders including regulators, policy makers, senior banking executives, DeFi leaders and pioneers, institutional investors and hedge funds to share their insights on the market and debate ways to build resilience in the face of volatility. 

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Capitalising on crypto: growth strategies for banks

1st November 2022 - Webinar

Cryptocurrency has overhauled our traditional conception of assets; the idea that all portfolio constituents must be physical has been rendered obsolete, and foretellings of the metaverse stand to stir up the financial sector. Banks are beginning to react to developments within the digital asset economy; treasury innovations are being scaled up, whilst incumbent institutions pilot custody capabilities and venture into the digital asset trading space. 

Confronted by market volatility and disruption from challenger banks, traditional players must reconsider their crypto strategies. How do incumbent institutions plan to remain competitive when faced with agile adversaries? To what extent are acquisitions and joint ventures the answer, or will banks focus on boosting internal talent and crypto capabilities? 

Hosted by The Banker in partnership with BCB Group, this 50-minute webinar will bring together leading banking executives investing in a growth-oriented crypto strategy. Chaired by Joy Macknight, Editor of The Banker, our panel of experts will spotlight opportunities for product innovation and mutually beneficial collaboration, whilst forecasting stark headwinds facing strategists this year and next.

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Decentralised finance: Why banks should take notice

8th September 2022 - Webinar

Interest in decentralised finance (DeFi), particularly in the form of cryptocurrencies, has surged in the last two years, as near-zero interest rates and rising inflation have encouraged people to hunt for higher-yielding investment opportunities outside the traditional system. Thus far, most of the players deep into DeFi are individual - or retail - investors and crypto specialists. However, financial institutions and institutional investors are now increasingly looking to enter this space, as the regulators begin to thaw. 

DeFi has the potential to replace financial institutions in their current roles as providers of trust between counterparties and liquidity providers. It holds the promise of a more efficient and faster financial system, without intermediaries, paperwork and banks. Could we possibly be on the verge of seeing DeFi adoption enter the mainstream? Could we eventually see it replace Wall Street and the City of London? What are the unique opportunities it brings for institutions and what are the practicalities of investing in this space? 

Join us for this fifty-minute webinar as our panel of expert commentators from across the banking, crypto, digital asset and DeFi sectors discuss the rise of decentralised finance, the opportunities which it presents for institutions and why banks should be taking notice. Learn how decentralised finance differs from traditional finance and banking, what unique investment opportunities it provides and the practicalities of investing in this growing space.

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Global Banking Summit 2022

29th November - 1st December

Global banking is at a crossroads. Financial institutions hoping for a return to a post-pandemic norm are adjusting to a new geopolitical setting, spearheaded by sanctions in the fallout of the war in Ukraine. Banking faces ever closer scrutiny too, driven by increased pressure on net zero climate targets, increasingly activist shareholders, shifting regulation, and growing customer expectations that make it ever more challenging for lenders to compete in a fast changing tech and payments landscape. Banks must innovate and maintain a growth mindset to navigate these challenges.

How will banks capitalise and navigate the highest inflation seen for decades, and a fast contracting monetary policy from the US Fed?

How are banks holding themselves accountable to climate targets in the face of unprecedented demand from customers and shareholders for concrete ESG policies?

What are the regulatory challenges that are keeping lenders awake at night, and how will they affect banks’ ability to innovate in the fields of cloud banking, cloud migration, open finance, and increasingly, the use of blockchain technology and institutionally-managed crypto assets?

Can banks, particularly those in Europe, thrive as they divorce themselves from Russian-linked clients and assets?

Are current macro conditions bound to produce global consolidation in the industry? How are banks competing with big tech for customers, region to region?

We are pleased to offer our readers a 10% discount on ticket prices. Please add the code TB10 in the promo code box at checkout.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2022

1st December, London

Regarded as the industry standard for banking excellence, The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022 will once again be contested by the world's leading financial institutions.

Judged on their ability to deliver returns, gain strategic advantage and serve their markets – winners reap huge benefits in terms of market visibility and position.

As always the competition to win will be very tough. 

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Mind the gap: diverging through enablement in the banking world

The post-pandemic recovery marks a turning point for the banking sector. The valuation gap is widening and banks now have a small window of opportunity to capitalise on market revival and become industry pacesetters.

In the sprint for higher profitability, innovative value-added services are key. Commoditised offerings are no longer the road to success; as analogue experiences are increasingly becoming digitised, incumbent institutions are banking on enablement to stay ahead of the game. Top performers will be those who adopt distinctive strategic business models. Banks must welcome customers into an ecosystem, embracing analytics and deep learning to engage clients with a multi-channel, personalised experience. 

Incumbent banks fight to keep pace with challengers, tackling outdated management styles and backward sales origination processes. Whilst sales touchpoints are reduced to online platforms, human performance remains crucial to a frictionless onboarding experience. What lessons can be learnt from the industry’s preeminent players? Does the post-pandemic recovery call for a complete business model overhaul or will slow-and-steady win the race? 

Hosted by The Banker in partnership with Seismic, this 50-minute webinar will bring together operational, product, and strategic leaders seeking a competitive advantage in the post-Covid contest. Chaired by Joy Macknight, Editor, The Banker, our expert panellists will discuss outperforming game plans and how best to future-proof your bank. 

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Banking on sustainability and measuring ESG performance: providing for yourself and your clients

As banks battle complex sustainability issues and the pressure to prioritise sustainable activity mounts, questions remain around both the validity and the evenness of disclosure around ESG performances. Regulators continue to create and debate the most effective way to analyse, quantify and present ESG credibility, to which large scale banking institutions are frequently expected to respond. Financial institutions now need ways to better collect, analyse and distribute quality data on ESG data points not only from a financial perspective, but also across other operations aspects from energy consumption to diverse workforces. 

With the threat of greenwashing very much present, how can incumbent banks better support their private sector clients in a way that protects both their reputation and their commitment to making positive change? How far are banks able to support clients at risk of enhanced ESG-related shareholder activism, what can they do to demonstrate their ESG credentials to fend off such efforts? Has the ESG agenda moved to be more private sector driven rather than public? What are the next steps for the sector?

Hosted by The Banker in partnership with S&P, this one-hour webinar will bring together leading ESG professionals from the banking ecosystem seeking to ensure that they are able to function in a sustainable way and also prove their sustainability for both themselves and their clients. Chaired by Marie Kemplay, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Editor of The Banker, our panel of expert speakers will look to cover the greatest challenges brought on by greater ESG implementation. 

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