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Advisory Council

Held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017


  • John Plender (FT)



We haven’t had an Advisory Council meeting since last November, which is far too long – and I apologise. Then, the key topics were QE, ‘Brexit’, pensions, macro-prudential regulation and FinTech.

I don’t suppose much has changed. We are still waiting for central banks to make up their minds, we still don’t really understand just what ‘Brexit’ will do to the City, and we don’t know how well macro-pru will hold up when the next crisis hits. I suppose there has been some progress on the pensions side with auto-enrolment, and (as attendance at our monthly FinTech for Breakfast meetings attests) the FinTech juggernaut rolls on. But there is more to discuss – notably MiFID II, the GDPR, Open API etc.

These – and anything you care to bring up – will be on the agenda for the next Advisory Council meeting on September 27. As usual, the FT’s John Plender will be in the chair – and his views alone are worth the trip.

As a supporter of the CSFI, your views are really important; as you know, the Centre has no multi-year financial commitments to count on. We have to prove our usefulness every year, so it is important to find out what you want us to look at, and where we might make a difference. So, please come along. As usual, there will be wine and sandwiches – but, more importantly, there will be John.

If you (or a colleague) can make it, please let us know by emailing or by calling the office on 020 7621 1056. Suggestions for agenda items should be sent to

Many thanks,

Andrew Hilton