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ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty Events 2022

Keep up to date with the latest corporate finance developments, trends and policy with our range of events.

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Access to our events is included within Corporate Finance Faculty membership. The events are also available to subscribers of Faculties Online.

If the events are in the public interest then they are open to everyone.

If you would like to find out more about the member services of the Corporate Finance Faculty contact Helen Jones Faculty Services Manager.

 

Upcoming Events

Date and Time Title Location /Event Type Accessibility Booking
18 October 2022 ESG in deals and investment launch Chartered Accountants Hall Open to all To book
 9 November 2022 25th Anniversary Annual Reception 2022 Mansion House Open to all To book

 

25th Anniversary Annual Reception 2022

Please join ICAEW for one of its most prestigious events of the year, the Corporate Finance Faculty 25th Anniversary Reception. Hosted at a magnificent central London venue, it will bring together the faculty’s international network of major professional services groups, specialist advisory firms, companies, banks and alternative lenders, private equity, venture capital, law firms, brokers, consultants, policy-makers and academic experts. 
 
The evening will include a presentation of ICAEW’s Corporate Development Award, champagne reception and plenty of opportunities for high-level networking.
 
The Corporate Finance Faculty is the ICAEW’s centre of professional expertise in corporate finance. It contributes to policy development and responds to consultations by international organisations, governments, regulators and other professional bodies.
 
Please note the dress code is business attire. 

Details and photographs from the Annual Reception in 2021 can be found here.

Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Venue: Mansion House, Walbrook, EC4N 8BH
Cost: There is no charge to attend this event.

For further information please email Helen Jones.

Launch of the ESG in deals and investment guidelines

Hold the date for the launch of the Corporate Finance Faculty’s latest best practice guideline - ESG in deals and investment.

Date Title Booking
18 Oct 2022  18:30  Launch of ESG in deals and investment guidelines in person at Chartered Accountants Hall To book

Liverpool City Region Innovation Investment Summit

Liverpool aims to lead the way in high tech deals.

Liverpool City Region’s first ever innovation investment summit, on 25 May, saw major new initiatives announced to boost capital, back ambitious companies, provide expert advice and enhance business support.
 
The event brought together 200 experts from science, technology, corporates, tech ventures, investment and government to assess big opportunities for new ideas.
 
Mayor Steve Rotheram said “innovation is in our DNA” and that the region was world class in infection control research, material sciences and AI solutions – as set out in the recently published innovation prospectus. The Liverpool City Region already had a £3bn R&D pipeline.
 
The unique event, at the Spine – landmark location of the Royal College of Physicians – was organised by ICAEW North West, Growth Platform, LCR Connect, the Corporate Finance Faculty and the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants.

Business growth

Nigel Walker, a director at Innovate UK, said that his organisation planned to expand its Investor Partnerships programme, in which fast-growing companies can apply for grant funding alongside equity investment by selected venture capital (VC) firms. Innovate UK is also working with Liverpool City Region to reintroduce its Launchpad concept, which would provide funding and business support to SMEs in high-tech clusters across the country.
 
The faculty’s Shaun Beaney pointed out that if Liverpool City Region captured only a tiny proportion more of the $2trn VC assets under management worldwide, there would be a huge incremental effect on business growth.

Geographical arbitrage

Prominent local corporate financier Steve Stuart chaired the first expert panel, which discussed the challenge of attracting more early-stage investment to life sciences and cleantech, in particular. The panel included Professor Janet Hemingway CBE FRS (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene), Dr Jon Hague (Unilever), John Leake (Sci-Tech Daresbury) and John Whaling (Liverpool City Region LEP). 
 
Elliot Street, co-founder and chief executive of Inovus, a St Helens-based developer of surgical training technology that recently raised £5.6m expansion capital, said the company has benefited from the “geographical arbitrage” of the region, including affordable space, talent and high-quality public-sector support. 
 
In the second half of the Summit, Ken Cooper, managing director of venture capital solutions at the British Business Bank, announced plans to launch a second vehicle to follow on from the £500m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Worldwide attraction

A panel chaired by David Petrie, ICAEW’s head of corporate finance, talked about attracting more private equity and venture capital from across the world. It included Dr Vikki Berryman, chief business officer at CageCapture, Mike Fletcher, managing partner of Arete Capital, and Dave Hudson, chief commercial officer of LCR Connect.
 
Lorna Green, chief executive of LYVA Labs, reported that the innovation fund had just made its first investment -  £175,000 into Frequasense, to develop technology that rapidly detects sepsis.

Simon Bolton, professor of innovation at Edge Hill University, announced plans to create a new “investment readiness” hub for early-stage ventures, alongside other organisations.

Biggest

More than 200 people attended the Summit in person – making it one ICAEW’s biggest face-to-face events of the past three years, one of Institute’s biggest ever outside of London, and the biggest ever co-devised by the Corporate Finance Faculty beyond London in its 25-year history.
 
The Summit was organised by Steve Stuart (Liverpool City Region LEP), Alex Pilkington (ICAEW North West), Danielle Carrington (Growth Platform) and Shaun Beaney (Corporate Finance Faculty).
 
When Title Recording details
25 May 2022 Liverpool City Region Innovation Investment Summit,
The Spine, Liverpool
View video

Launch of the National Security & Investments Act

This event in 2021 was organised by the Corporate Finance Faculty, introduced by Michael Izza, ICAEW CEO and supported by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Law Society, the City of London Law Society, the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

There are more resources at icaew.com/nationalsecurity

Date Title Booking
1 Dec 2021 In person at Chartered Accountants Hall and virtual via livestream Watch and listen to the recording

Corporate Finance Faculty Annual Reception 2021

Hosted in the stunning setting of One Whitehall Place, the first Annual Reception since 2019 brought together the faculty’s international network of major professional services groups, specialist advisory firms, companies, banks and alternative lenders, private equity, venture capital, law firms, brokers, consultants, policy-makers and academic experts.

The evening included a special guest speaker, presentation of ICAEW’s Corporate Development Award, a champagne reception and plenty of opportunities for high-level networking. The Corporate Finance Faculty is the ICAEW’s centre of professional expertise in corporate finance. It contributes to policy development and responds to consultations by international organisations, governments, regulators and other professional bodies.

Date Title Booking
03 Nov 2021 Annual Reception, One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2 EJ Find out more about this event

Guest Speaker or Panellist Webinar Recordings

Our UK events also include where the faculty has chaired and/or co-ordinated an event, or been invited as a guest speaker or panellist representing ICAEW.

Title/When Overview Recording details
The Immerse UK Expert Panel: Raising Venture Capital for Start-Ups and Scale-Ups/ 01 July 2020 The Immerse UK Access to Funding & Finance working group brought together a panel of four experts on finance and investment to answer questions about how the Covid-19 crisis has changed the funding environment for entrepreneurs and new ventures. View webinar
East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone / varied dates ICAEW provides formal support for the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone. The faculty participates as a guest speaker and coach in its events programme; Find out more

Past Faculty Events and Recordings

Our UK events vary from conferences, workshops, networking, seminars as well as our annual general meeting. Our most recent events are listed first.

Date Title Location /Event Type Accessibility Recording details
29 September 2021 ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty online forum: Public-to-Private Transactions Online panel - Zoom Open to all  Watch and listen to the recording
24 June 2021 The future of Corporate Finance – what are the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead Live Interactive Webcast Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
22 June 2021 Talent, culture and the future of deal-making Online panel - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
28 April 2021 ICAEW North West’s forum about Big data, corporate advisory and business investment Online panel - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording

19 March
2021

Accessing Finance for Business Growth – the COVID crisis and beyond Online panel - Zoom Open to all Recording not available - email cff@icaew.com for further info
18 March 2021 National Security and Investment Bill with John Fingleton - The Business School (formely known as Cass) Virtual forum Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
24 February 2021 M&A Practitioners’ Summit: A Practical Guide to Regulatory, Legal and Market Developments Online virtual platform Discounted for Corporate Finance Faculty members Visit website for summary
04 February 2021 ICAEW: UK M&A in a post COVID-19 world Online forum - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
01 December 2020 ICAEW 2021 Outlook for M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets – Doing deals in new times Online forum - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
11 November 2020 ICAEW Corporate Finance Middle East event: The case for fast track M&A in the Middle East Online forum - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
04 November 2020 Joint ICAEW/CISI event: What role can private equity play in global recovery? Online forum - Zoom Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
09 October 2020 ICAEW: Women in EU Finance Network: conversation on gender smart recovery spending Online forum - Zoom Open to all Access the hub: recording available upon request
21 May 2020 Annual General Meeting Chartered Accountants' Hall London Open to all Postponed due to the pandemic
18 May 2020 Boosting finance for high-growth companies in the North East Baltic Centre, Gateshead Open to all Postponed due to the pandemic
11 May 2020 ICAEW has been working with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI) to address the big public-policy, financial and practical implications of AI for corporate decision-making and investment UK Parliament Online Evidence Meeting Open to all Watch and listen to the recording
16 Mar 2020 AI in Corporate Advisory & 150th anniversary of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants 1 St Paul's Square, Liverpool Open to all Postponed due to the pandemic
13 Mar 2020 Employee Ownership Association Symposium Chartered Accountants' Hall, London Exclusive to faculty members Postponed due to the pandemic

Middle East Networking Evenings

Our networking events in the Middle East, explore the ways in which corporate finance drives behaviour and influences the decisions within this part of the globe. Leading key note speakers offer insights and analysis. Dates and topics will be available nearer the time.