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Beyond Brexit: New Opportunities for the City of London in Asia

At this event we heard from the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, about the City of London’s ambitions and priorities in Asia as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

He shared an update on Brexit and London’s role as a global financial services centre; the City’s role in fostering FinTech and embracing tech trends; and how the City is strengthening its links with Singapore and other priority Asian markets. He also related new developments in these areas to his ‘Business of Trust’ Mayoral programme. 


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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

 
Alderman Charles Bowman is the 690th Lord Mayor of the City of London and a senior partner with PwC. 
The Lord Mayor is an international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector. Additionally, Charles heads the City of London Corporation, a uniquely diverse organisation that supports and promotes London as a place to live, work, study and be entertained. Together with other leading members of the City Corporation he makes sure that the City’s interests are reflected in local and national policy. His mayoral theme will focus on the ‘Business of Trust’.
 
He joined Price Waterhouse in September 1983, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and was admitted to partnership in 1995. His main area of specialism has been delivering audit and capital market transaction services to large listed and multi-national companies – acting as Lead Partner and Global Relationship Partner for a number of PwC’s key clients. Partnership roles have included setting up and leading PwC’s audit and assurance practice looking after the firm’s FTSE 100 and larger listed clients. 
 
Charles has served on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, is a former Chairman of their Audit and Assurance Faculty and also their Assurance Panel. He is the current Chairman of the Audit Quality Forum and sits on the Advisory Panel of The Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project.
 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Ashley Jones joined the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Services Business Group in 2012 and was appointed Chairperson in 2016. Prior to this Ashley was also appointed the Treasurer for the St David’s Society of Singapore for two years between 2012 and 2014.

Ashley has more than ten years experience, in financial planning and holds the required qualifications in Singapore to operate as a fully licensed financial adviser representative with The Fry Group in Singapore. His expertise is centred on the UK financial planning environment with the majority of advice relating to retirement planning, UK tax structuring, investment management and insurance based advice.

The Fry Group endorse a high level of professional expertise and in line with this Ashley is attaining the final credits to acquire Chartered Financial Planner status in the coming year or so with the longer term aspiration to hold a Fellowship with the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.

Speakers (s):

Alderman Charles Bowman - Lord Mayor of the City of London

Moderator:

Ashley Jones - Chair, Finance & FinTech Business Group, British Chamber of Commerce

Date:
Tue, May 08, 2018
Time:
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Venue:
Banyan Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
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Speaker (s):

Alderman Charles Bowman - Lord Mayor of the City of London

Moderator:

Ashley Jones - Chair, Finance & FinTech Business Group, British Chamber of Commerce

Date:
Tue, May 08, 2018
Time:
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Venue:
Banyan Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

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