Future of Finance


Who We Are

About Future of Finance

Comprising experts in financial services, public policy, regulation and technology our practitioners work with:

  • Banks
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Management
  • Pensions
  • Exchanges
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technologists
  • Policymakers
  • Economists
  • Lawyers
  • Consultants
  • Academics
  • Regulators
  • Investors

Future of Finance is not a conference. Nor is it a debating chamber, a discussion forum, a networking event, a talking shop, or a think tank. Though it hosts all of these activities, our primary purpose is to change the financial services industry. We aim to achieve our goals through:

  • Identifying Practical Measures for Change
  • Devising Impactful Changes to Law and Regulation
  • Re-Thinking Fiscal, Monetary, and Economic Policies
  • Promoting Innovation, Productivity, Competition, and Stability

How We Work

We hold virtual meetings, interviews and publish papers and bring together long-established members of the financial services industry with entrepreneurs in technology and market authorities to explore how the financial services industry can grow faster by being more innovative.  


The most popular ideas from the soapbox addresses form the subject matter of structure round table discussions among attendees. Each round table is chaired by a specific attendee and the conclusions of each discussion are recorded by a chosen rapporteur.

Every event closes with rapporteurs presenting, on behalf of each round table, solutions to their specific problems and opportunities. Each solution is assessed by a panel of experts, who will decide whether to commission further work or abandon the solution as unworkable. Written accounts of all proposed solutions are made available on our website.


Drawing on the expertise of all attendees, we devote our time to 4 particular problems or opportunities at each event. Solutions are advanced and tested via an Oxford Union-style debate, a keynote address with Q&A session, and a series of 5-minute soapbox addresses, on which the audience votes.


Ideas considered worthy of further investigation are assigned to working groups, whose initial membership is composed of members of the round table which devised it. Working groups are free to investigate the solution by any means they choose.
They are expected to report back to the next quarterly event on their progress towards turning the solution into reality, having consulted experts of their choosing and composed a plan for implementation.

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