Collaboration between incumbent institutions and innovative players has been critical in the evolution of the world of finance. There would be no chance to move forward without it. Hear from leading thought leaders who will give you an overview of this year’s latest trends and what we can expect for 2018. Get your questions ready as the expert panels will be ready to answer queries on the Bitcoin revolution, if there is still ways to innovate in payments, and who will be challenging the new status quo.
Investment Management – Quarterly Market Update – Q4 2017
As 2017 comes to a close it is time to reflect on an unpredictable and surprising year, end it strongly and look to 2018 and what the future might hold.
Join industry analysts and commentators as they discuss Q3’s performance, what to look out for the rest of the year and what to think about as we move into 2018!
The Blockchain Summit
As the most popular topic in BrightTALK’s FinTech community, Blockchain technology has captivated and bewildered professionals the world over. With PSD2 and GDPR soon coming into play, investment in Blockchain technology has been on the rise and we are ready to tackle the topic head-on and analyze predictions for 2018. Join this summit where we’ve gathered top global experts who will debate, explain and discuss use cases, challenges, and opportunities on all things Blockchain
Adoption rates for digital, online and mobile banking have increased heavily over the past few years. The banking world has had to adapt to the modern person’s lifestyle and flexibility and mobility have been key themes in doing so. This summit welcomes roundtable panels by leading disruptors in the Financial Services industry who will debate on trends in lending, investment, UI, and more.
Data and Analytics in Financial Services
Analytics plays a huge role in Financial Services – from data visualizations for money management, open banking APIs, to predictive analytics to mitigate risk and fraud—there’s an endless array of opportunities when it comes to using data. Hear from the top minds in the industry who will gladly talk data to you.
Investment Management Q3
Traditional indexing has seen a bit of a shake-up with the emergence of Smart Beta/ETFs, especially within Fixed Income. Dubbed as one of the most significant trends in the industry, it’s all about going for alpha and staying ahead of the market, not just tracking it. Is the trend just a hype, or are alternative strategies like this the key to growth?
China-UK Hi! Technology Festival 2017
As a leading partner of London Tech Week, Cocoon Networks, the first Chinese capital backed international startup ecosystem in the UK, is powering the second China-UK Hi! Technology Festival to connect European tech entrepreneurs with Chinese market and capital. The festival convenes entrepreneurs, professionals, investors and policy makers from both China and the UK to gain deep market insights, share the latest proven concepts and establish new business relationships. Following the great success of 2016 with over 2,000 visits and 500 audiences, we are aiming to excel our content and quality of the event this year.
This year, we bring the experts from China’s leading innovation park – Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Industrial Parks, as well as few investment firms, such as GCL Finance (Group) Holdings, Golden Sunflower Capital Management and ChinaEquity Group, to the city of innovation and technology—London!
With the topic on ‘Emerging Smart Technologies of the Industry 4.0 & Made in China 2025’, we will focus on investment and collaboration opportunities within industry 4.0 related industries, i.e. Fintech & Blockchain, AI, smart device, green tech, between China and the UK.
Solving Security, Authentication and Fraud Challenges
With new technology comes new responsibility. Though the Financial Services sector has always been one that has relied heavily on proper security practices, the disruption in the industry has provided both opportunities and challenges. Listen in to panel sessions with a mix of security experts and innovators who will discuss new breakthroughs in fighting fraud and how your organization can stay safe and secure
Investment Management Q2
Recent events have caused much stock market volatility with fund strategists keeping a careful watch on funds to diversify their portfolios. With many currencies being pegged against the US dollar, all eyes will be on emerging markets funds as well as the results of Theresa May’s decision on Article 50 in March.
Innovation in Payments
Faster, safer, easier, better. The world of payments looks drastically different than it did five years ago. Whether it’s sending money abroad without incurring high exchange fees or using your mobile phone to pay your restaurant bill, innovative solutions have become the new normal. Hear from payments professionals as they discuss real-world Blockchain applications, improvements to payment authentication practices, and the news-worthy advances we can expect to see more of this year.