Brexit Means Brexit: Risks vs Opportunities

19 October 2016
City of London

This Chief Risk Officers’ think tank meeting is dedicated to Brexit discussion.

Our focus is the Brexit process, potential future Brexit scenarios, their implications and opportunities for the financial sector. The meeting format is a British parliamentary-style debate.  Participants are divided in two camps:

  • Opportunistic party: which focuses on Brexit’s opportunities
  • Risk minded party: which highlights Brexit’s risks

Debate Moderator: Patrick Jenkins, Assistant Editor of Financial Times


                   Leaders of Opportunistic Party:

  • Dr Gerard Lyons, a Senior Advisor to Parker Fitzgerald and former Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson
  • Warwick Lightfoot, Research Director at Policy Exchange think tank and former advisor to three UK Chancellors.
  • Tomas Hazleton, Chief Risk Officer of C.Hoare & Co Bank

                Leaders of Risk Minded Party:

  • James Watt, Ambassador Partnership, former Her Majesty’s Ambassador
  • Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, HireRight

Meeting Agenda

18.30 Chairman’s Opening Welcome - Dr Evgueni Ivantsov, ERMC Chairman

18.40 Opening addresses - Brexit Means Brexit: Risks vs Opportunities

19.10 Parlamentary-style Debate - Moderator: Patrick Jenkins

20.30 Chairman’s Summing Up - Dr Evgueni Ivantsov, ERMC Chairman

20.40 Fine wine tasting, gourmet canapé dining and networking


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