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Fintech for Good: Social Impact & Innovation in Fintech

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Finance Magnates London Summit (FMLS) will be taking place on November 21-23 at Old Billingsgate, headlined by several marquee panel discussions and sessions. The series will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary, which means more debates, sessions, and the biggest speakers.

This year, a total of four verticals will be covered at FMLS, focusing on the online trading, digital assets & blockchain, fintech, and the payments space. The following session will cover the fintech space and some of the most burning questions in the industry.

As a reminder, if you have not already done so, take advantage of competitive pricing and register for FMLS22 today.

Fintech for Good: Social Impact & Innovation in Fintech

Financial services sector can play an essential role in achieving a fundamental shift towards sustainability & social impact. Firms and individuals can indeed harness the business for social goals. We bring together some of the most active participants busy in doing just that, to discuss genuine ways for fintechs to contribute to a lasting social change.

Daniela Egli – Cyprus CEO & Group COO – Skilling

Kim Wilson – Director of Sustainability – McLaren Racing

Yeen Chan – Senior Director – ICF

David Shayer – CEO UK – Vantage

Martina Macpherson – Head of ESG Product Management – SIX

Susanne Chishti CEO – FINTECH Circle | Co-Editor – The FINTECH Book Series

The panel will explore the following segments:

· Fintech and best practices for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies

· Fintech solutions for a sustainable and inclusive finance industry and RegRisk Compliance

· How fintech can contribute to paving the way towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

You will be speaking on the Fintech for Good: Social Impact & Innovation in Fintech panel, what do you think will be the highlight of the discussion and why should the audience attend it?<h2>

David Shayer (Vantage): What I think will be the highlight is the great good Fintech can bring, we have a vast array of talent and I would say to all the people attending to hear what the industry knowledge can bring forward to be pioneering in making change happen.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): Bloomberg Intelligence forecast that ESG assets are on track to exceed $50 trillion by 2025, representing more than a third of the projected $140.5 trillion in total global assets under management. Meanwhile, there have been fundamental changes in ESG investing over the past five years, driven mainly by regulation from the European Union and growing investor demand.

The European Union has been ahead of the curve with its Sustainable Finance Action Plan – a ten-point plan of action which was first laid out in 2018. The framework also includes a roll out of new ESG legislation, such as the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which aims to better classify the sustainability credentials of investment funds.

There is also the EU Taxonomy, which hopes to re-direct capital flows to more sustainable outcomes, by establishing consistent criteria for identifying ‘green’ economic activities and investment projects, and MiFID II which enables market participants to better defines their sustainability preferences.

However, the increasing complexity related to the developments across the normative (ESG labels) and regulatory landscape are leading to an increasing level of confusion among the investor community. Harmonisation and standardisation of frameworks is key, and the European ESG Template (EET) is an important attempt to align frameworks and metrics with investor ambitions for regulatory compliance.

However, with the increasing layers of complexity, we all now have to ask ourselves the question – are these frameworks leading to better sustainable capital flows and outcomes with material impacts – for the environment and for society at large – or are they becoming a compliance tick box exercise that is impossible to manage?

Susanne Chishti (Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): The fintech and finance sector has a huge responsibility towards society overall. Especially during a cost-of-living crises there are lots of fintech solutions needed. Looking forward to discussing how “fintech for good” can become a reality.

What are you looking forward to the most at FMLS?

David Shayer (Vantage): FMLS22 looking forward to the people is what makes this event great, networking and interacting with people from all over the world. Hearing good speakers and sharing ideas to take the industry forward.

Launching our new Vantage Connect product and taking us into the institutional space is a big step for us and we are excited about this and talking about our ESG programme.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): I am hoping for interactions with market participants across the investment value chain, as well as market movers, shakers and innovators in technology that are defining the landscape for ESG 2.0.

Susanne Chishti (FINTECH Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): In person engagement with many financial services leaders

Tell us a bit about what you do/your company/who you are looking to network with?

David Shayer (Vantage): Vantage is a global, multi-asset broker offering clients access to a nimble and powerful service for trading CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, Shares. With more than 10 years of market experience and headquartered in Sydney, Vantage now has over 1,000 staff across more than 30 global offices.

Vantage is more than a broker. It provides a trusted trading ecosystem that enables clients to achieve their own success, in a faster and simpler manner. Empowering you to better trade on the right market opportunities. Trade smarter at Vantage. I am looking to network with many different people and talk about our new Vantage Connect offering which we have been working hard producing a great product for clients.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): I am a top woman in finance (according to the World Finance Forum), an ESG pioneer across industry and academia, with a track record in finance of more than 20 years on the buy and sell side and I am now head of ESG product management at SIX.

I have been writing multiple books on ESG / Sustainable Finance, this year, the Handbook on Biodiversity that was published by Routledge, and the Handbook on ESG in Portfolio Analysis and Construction that was issued by RiskBook Ltd. At SIX Group, I am developing a wide range of ESG and RegRisk data and services products that meet clients’ varying sustainable finance needs.

Susanne Chishti (FINTECH Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): I am the CEO of FINTECH Circle, NED at Crown Agents Bank and CMC Markets PLC and look forward to engage with finance and technology leaders at FMLS22.

Check out the full agenda today and join the conversation surrounding FMLS22!

Finance Magnates London Summit (FMLS) will be taking place on November 21-23 at Old Billingsgate, headlined by several marquee panel discussions and sessions. The series will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary, which means more debates, sessions, and the biggest speakers.

This year, a total of four verticals will be covered at FMLS, focusing on the online trading, digital assets & blockchain, fintech, and the payments space. The following session will cover the fintech space and some of the most burning questions in the industry.

As a reminder, if you have not already done so, take advantage of competitive pricing and register for FMLS22 today.

Fintech for Good: Social Impact & Innovation in Fintech

Financial services sector can play an essential role in achieving a fundamental shift towards sustainability & social impact. Firms and individuals can indeed harness the business for social goals. We bring together some of the most active participants busy in doing just that, to discuss genuine ways for fintechs to contribute to a lasting social change.

Daniela Egli – Cyprus CEO & Group COO – Skilling

Kim Wilson – Director of Sustainability – McLaren Racing

Yeen Chan – Senior Director – ICF

David Shayer – CEO UK – Vantage

Martina Macpherson – Head of ESG Product Management – SIX

Susanne Chishti CEO – FINTECH Circle | Co-Editor – The FINTECH Book Series

The panel will explore the following segments:

· Fintech and best practices for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies

· Fintech solutions for a sustainable and inclusive finance industry and RegRisk Compliance

· How fintech can contribute to paving the way towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

You will be speaking on the Fintech for Good: Social Impact & Innovation in Fintech panel, what do you think will be the highlight of the discussion and why should the audience attend it?<h2>

David Shayer (Vantage): What I think will be the highlight is the great good Fintech can bring, we have a vast array of talent and I would say to all the people attending to hear what the industry knowledge can bring forward to be pioneering in making change happen.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): Bloomberg Intelligence forecast that ESG assets are on track to exceed $50 trillion by 2025, representing more than a third of the projected $140.5 trillion in total global assets under management. Meanwhile, there have been fundamental changes in ESG investing over the past five years, driven mainly by regulation from the European Union and growing investor demand.

The European Union has been ahead of the curve with its Sustainable Finance Action Plan – a ten-point plan of action which was first laid out in 2018. The framework also includes a roll out of new ESG legislation, such as the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which aims to better classify the sustainability credentials of investment funds.

There is also the EU Taxonomy, which hopes to re-direct capital flows to more sustainable outcomes, by establishing consistent criteria for identifying ‘green’ economic activities and investment projects, and MiFID II which enables market participants to better defines their sustainability preferences.

However, the increasing complexity related to the developments across the normative (ESG labels) and regulatory landscape are leading to an increasing level of confusion among the investor community. Harmonisation and standardisation of frameworks is key, and the European ESG Template (EET) is an important attempt to align frameworks and metrics with investor ambitions for regulatory compliance.

However, with the increasing layers of complexity, we all now have to ask ourselves the question – are these frameworks leading to better sustainable capital flows and outcomes with material impacts – for the environment and for society at large – or are they becoming a compliance tick box exercise that is impossible to manage?

Susanne Chishti (Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): The fintech and finance sector has a huge responsibility towards society overall. Especially during a cost-of-living crises there are lots of fintech solutions needed. Looking forward to discussing how “fintech for good” can become a reality.

What are you looking forward to the most at FMLS?

David Shayer (Vantage): FMLS22 looking forward to the people is what makes this event great, networking and interacting with people from all over the world. Hearing good speakers and sharing ideas to take the industry forward.

Launching our new Vantage Connect product and taking us into the institutional space is a big step for us and we are excited about this and talking about our ESG programme.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): I am hoping for interactions with market participants across the investment value chain, as well as market movers, shakers and innovators in technology that are defining the landscape for ESG 2.0.

Susanne Chishti (FINTECH Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): In person engagement with many financial services leaders

Tell us a bit about what you do/your company/who you are looking to network with?

David Shayer (Vantage): Vantage is a global, multi-asset broker offering clients access to a nimble and powerful service for trading CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, Shares. With more than 10 years of market experience and headquartered in Sydney, Vantage now has over 1,000 staff across more than 30 global offices.

Vantage is more than a broker. It provides a trusted trading ecosystem that enables clients to achieve their own success, in a faster and simpler manner. Empowering you to better trade on the right market opportunities. Trade smarter at Vantage. I am looking to network with many different people and talk about our new Vantage Connect offering which we have been working hard producing a great product for clients.

Martina Macpherson (SIX): I am a top woman in finance (according to the World Finance Forum), an ESG pioneer across industry and academia, with a track record in finance of more than 20 years on the buy and sell side and I am now head of ESG product management at SIX.

I have been writing multiple books on ESG / Sustainable Finance, this year, the Handbook on Biodiversity that was published by Routledge, and the Handbook on ESG in Portfolio Analysis and Construction that was issued by RiskBook Ltd. At SIX Group, I am developing a wide range of ESG and RegRisk data and services products that meet clients’ varying sustainable finance needs.

Susanne Chishti (FINTECH Circle, The FINTECH Book Series): I am the CEO of FINTECH Circle, NED at Crown Agents Bank and CMC Markets PLC and look forward to engage with finance and technology leaders at FMLS22.

Check out the full agenda today and join the conversation surrounding FMLS22!

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