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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September 2021 and October 2021, our event series enabled a better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

Retail credit risk and provisioning in late 2022

We are living in a world of unprecedented change. By the time the ink dries on any new article, events have quickly moved on: economic statistics are out of date – typically they have worsened - and the effects of the recent flip-flopping in UK Government fiscal policy have spooked the markets and some might argue have escalated a recession.

Inflation negation

Investment managers face difficult decisions given present inflationary headwinds, with certain types of investments faring better than others. With inflation at a 40-year high, what strategies are being deployed by fund managers to negate its impact?

Banks dodged a windfall tax bullet, but the government’s still desperate for revenue

Interest rates had gone up sharply, and households and businesses were feeling the pain. Inflation was in double figures, partly under the impact of soaring energy prices, and the government was under pressure. In response, the chancellor announced a change that sent shudders through the banking sector.

Inflation negation

Investment managers face difficult decisions given present inflationary headwinds, with certain types of investments faring better than others. With inflation at a 40-year high, what strategies are being deployed by fund managers to negate its impact?

The new way of thinking

Six years ago, Salonica was set up as a boutique corporate finance adviser. As it closes its first investment fund, it has become a small investment firm with a key differentiator – its focus on diversity and sustainability. Marc Mullen speaks to founder Omar Majid.

3i

3i is a leading international investment company focusing on private equity and infrastructure across northern Europe and North America.

Webinars and virtual events

Did you know you get specialised webinars as part of your ICAEW Financial Services membership? With topics ranging from IFRS17, Climate Change, and opportunities to hear direct from UK regulators such as the FRC, FCA or the Bank of England.

Upcoming features

Date and time Webinar title Accessibility and cost  Booking 
17 January 2023 CASS Audits 2023        . All members FOC  Register
       

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On-demand webinars and recordings

Date and time of event Webinar title Access your learning
 06 October 2022 Safeguarding
A high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the Safeguarding rules and key lessons learnt from Safeguarding audits.
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 06 July 2022

Beyond Bitcoin: Cryptoassets and associated tax challenges in 2022
This webinar examines the advancements of the volatile crypto market and NFTs.

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 18 January 2022 CASS Audits 2022 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members
this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.
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Multiple during September 2021 and October 2021 

ESG Risk Series
Topics discussed will follow the science-data-risk-reporting-assurance theme. This will enable you, the audience, to treat the series as an introduction to ESG principles and requirements and appreciate all the challenges of meeting them. 

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26 May 2021 LIBOR Transition: The Regulators' View
This webinar is a fantastic opportunity to hear direct from the FCA and the Bank of England, on their perspective of LIBOR. Ideally suited to SMEs, but for all those involved in LIBOR 
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01 March 2021

CASS Audits 2021 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members, this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.

Watch here
11 February 2021
COVID-19: A scientific perspective - looking to the future
Brought to you by the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this webinar provides a conversation with Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor on COVID-19 Research & Innovation.
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LIBOR Transition: are you ready?

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR. Find out what you need to know.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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