About Speakers in Partnership

Speakers in Partnership (SiP) is a speaker agency, sourcing a diverse range of speakers for clients within financial services. We give impartial advice on the entire speaker spectrum. We are always up-to-date with newly available and undiscovered talent, as well as world-leading experts. Our extensive experience within financial services means we know who goes down well for different segments of the industry to ensure that similar audiences are not presented with the same speakers.

As part of MiP, a leading London-based financial marketing company, we uniquely combine specialist speaker knowledge with a wealth of creative conference and marketing expertise.

Sourcing Speakers

We have bespoke research capabilities, and an ever-growing database of speakers and experts. We can help you source a big-name draw for a conference, or a specialised market expert for a 1-on-1 meeting.

Masterminding Logistics

We look after all the pre-event and onsite speaker logistics, overseeing briefings, travel arrangements, slide decks, book orders, pre and post-event content, as well as support on the day.

Crafting Agendas

We help build agendas from the bottom up, advising on themes and evolving formats for both new and established conferences and other events.

Our Process

Speaker Diaries

4 April, 2019

We are so pleased to once again be working with Schroders on their annual Global Real Estate Conference. Following on from his success at the 2018 conference, Lord William Hauge will be returning as our after-dinner speaker, offering his insights into key geopolitical issues and of course, the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

1 April, 2019

Last week saw the return of RSMR’s London Conference. Now in its third consecutive year, the event was once again hosted by the BBC’s Dominic O’Connell. And in a change of pace from previous years, the 2019 agenda included a closing keynote speaker. Alex Bellos, the bestselling author, broadcaster and all-round numbers expert, closed the day with a countdown of our favourite numbers.

27 March, 2019

Yesterday SiP was onsite at the Janus Henderson European Press Day. We were joined by Sir Simon Fraser, former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, and now a Managing Partner at Flint Global. Sir Simon provided an overview of the current geopolitical situation, focusing on key issues such as Brexit, the rise of populism, protectionism and the future of globalisation.

14 March, 2019

We’ve just concluded the 2019 UK Investment Conference, hosted by none other than BNY Mellon. In a day which included a variety of future-focused presentations, Kenn Cukier took to the stage and delighted our audience with his insights into the world of big data and artificial intelligence. Kenn answered some of the big technical questions of today, highlighting how AI will impact the world of tomorrow.

7 March, 2019

Today saw Merian’s First Annual London Conference. Previously known as Old Mutual Global Investors, Merian invited Peter Frankopan to close the day and round off their first flagship event. An old SiP favourite, the Oxford Professor and bestselling author provided a broad overview of change in the 21st century, highlighting that change has in fact been the one constant throughout history.

28 February, 2019

Today saw the conclusion of the Premier Multi-Asset seminars. Both the London and Harrogate conferences consisted of interactive workshops with Premier’s multi-asset team, along with some interesting main platform sessions. To conclude each day, we were joined by a guest keynote speaker who provided their own insights into today’s geopolitical climate, and what to expect as both Brexit and the Trump presidency continue to evolve.

13 February, 2019

Today witnessed the return of the MarketThink series, hosted by Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research. The event brings together a range of marketing professionals and industry experts, providing practical solutions on how to influence marketing strategies. Closing the day was Claire Harper, retail expert and experienced marketeer who has held senior positions at Sainbury’s, Ocado and Argos, to name just a few. Claire highlighted how brand and reputation are among a company’s most valuable assets, drawing on her wealth of experience in marketing, change management, branding and enterprise in the consumer space.

1 February, 2019

This week SiP journeyed up to Edinburgh for the 2019 Premier Investment Conference. Teamed with a sister event taking place in London later this month, the 2019 conferences are focusing upon investing in a changing world, and who better to shed some light on this than Professor Ian Goldin. Founding Director of the Oxford Martin School and Director of the School’s Programme on Technological and Economic Change, Ian provided his invaluable insights into how to navigate these turbulent times.

29 January, 2019

SiP is delighted that Patrick Minford will be providing the opening keynote address at The Scottish Investment Forum. Co-hosted by Polar Capital, Legg Mason, J.P. Morgan and Liontrust, the Forum is designed to bring together the investment communities of Scotland into one single event. After the success of last year's Northern Powerhouse event, Patrick will be back to provide his thoughts on the outlook for the macroeconomic landscape, including some insights into how the ongoing Brexit negotiations will impact the UK economy in the years to come.

21 January, 2019

We’re thrilled that Mathijs Bouman will be the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming Outlook Seminar, taking place in Amsterdam and co-hosted by Invesco, Pictet and Janus Henderson Investors. Mathijs is a highly respected journalist and economic commentator in his native Netherlands, and will update the audience on the macro-economic outlook for Europe in the wake of Brexit.

9 January, 2019

This week sees the return of two leading events in the SiP calendar. The Schroders Investment Forum will be taking place in Brussels, and the BBC’s Gavin Hewitt will once again be hosting the two-day seminar. In a change of pace from previous conferences, Leo Johnson, Head of PwC's Disruption Practice, will be closing the day with a speech focusing on the key drivers of disruption within the financial sector. And back in London, the SiP team will be joining forces with MiP for the Annual New Year Conference, hosted by Janus Henderson Investors. Within what promises to be a packed and varied agenda, Gillian Tett, Managing Editor at the Financial Times’ New York office, will kickstart the day with a broad geopolitical overview. And to round things off,
Jamie Bartlett will take to the stage and provide an update on the world of cyber crime.

12 December, 2018

Today saw SiP’s last event before Christmas gets underway. We joined Invesco for their Annual Macro Panel Debate, where the BBC’s Justin Webb was on-hand to moderate the discussion. Back for his third consecutive year, Justin expertly managed the debate and helped highlight some key issues within the global macro landscape, ranging from Trump to trade wars, China to Brexit, and the outlook for Europe more generally. Justin then ended the day by regaling our audience with tales from his time overseas, including his former role as the BBC’s Washington Correspondent.

23 November, 2018

Today sees the end of a busy week for SiP! Alongside the Aviva Investor’s conference in London and the Schroders event in Amsterdam, we were onsite at the RSMR Conference and Awards Dinner as well as the Investment Training Conference, hosted by Brewin Dolphin. Back for its fifth year, the RSMR Conference offered informed discussion through a series of hard-hitting panel debates. The BBC’s Dominic O’Connell was once again on hand to moderate these, whilst Matthew Parris, leading political journalist, joined us for the dinner to discuss Brexit and the outlook for UK politics. And back at Brewins in London, we were delighted to be joined by none other than David Davis, former Secretary of State for exiting the European Union.

20 November, 2018

What a busy morning we’ve had so far! SiP has been onsite alongside the Aviva team at their Annual Institutional Investment Conference, where we were joined by David Miliband and Lucy Hockings. Former UK Foreign Secretary and currently Head of the International Rescue Committee, David provided his unique insights into the ongoing refugee crisis, whilst Lucy Hockings was in discussion with Aviva CEO Euan Munro, sharing his views on where he sees the industry heading in the years to come. And later on in the day, Professor Martin Elliott will share his experiences on why innovation is key to survival in any industry. Over in Amsterdam, Dr. Kate Darling, leading researcher at MIT, will examine the complex and changing relationship between robots and humans at the first-ever AI and Robotics Conference, hosted by Schroders.

16 November, 2018

To end the week we will be joining Schroders at their new London office for the final day of the International Media Conference. Andrew Grill, practical futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM, will provide his thoughts on digital disruption and the workplace of the future. Andrew will then be on hand to moderate two panel discussions, focusing on fintech and big data respectively.

15 November, 2018

This evening sees the return of the annual Paris Knowledge Exchange Event, hosted by none other than Janus Henderson Investors. This year the team will be joined onsite by Clara Gaymard, the Co-Founder of RAISE, to discuss the importance of disruption within the start-up and technology sectors.

12 November, 2018

We’re looking forward to the Newton Annual Investment Conference, which will be taking place in London later this week. Alongside an array of internal presentations, the day’s agenda will also feature two external speakers. BBC presenter Adam Rutherford will take to the stage to discuss genetics, after which Per Espen Stoknes will pinpoint some innovative ways in which individuals can break down barriers to discussing climate change.

9 November, 2018

Yesterday saw the return of the annual Latin America Conference, hosted by Schroders. This year Pippa Malmgren joined the team in Buenos Aires, and provided a global update on how the current volatility in geopolitics will impact our investors.

5 November, 2018

We’re still reeling from the success of last week’s first-ever Emerging Markets Forum. A full-day conference sponsored by five leading asset managers, the event facilitated in-depth discussions on the key dynamics at play within this asset class, and highlighted the many investment opportunities still at play within emerging markets. Alongside our internal presenters, we were delighted to be joined onsite by three top-notch external keynotes. The day began with an overview from James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor at the FT, who then moderated a deep-dive panel discussion with our fund managers. This was followed by a speech from Clint Laurent, Managing Director of Global Demographics. Clint provided an overview as to the key demographic changes within Asia, and how this will impact our investors in the years to come. And finally, Professor Peter Frankopan closed the day, discussing insights from his latest book entitled, The New Silk Roads – The Present and Future of the World, highlighting how shifting centres of power is a repeating pattern throughout history.

19 October, 2018

This week Vanguard hosted their Annual Advisors Symposium. The team were joined on the road by none other than Andrew Neil, one of Britain’s best-known and experienced journalists, and host of Daily Politics on BBC Two and This Week on BBC One. Speaking at both the London and Leeds venues, Andrew discussed trust in public life, helping advisers understand how trust has become a major issue for both politics and business.

12 October, 2018

Today Ed Gillespie will be in Amsterdam for the Schroders and Invesco ESG and Sustainability Seminar. Now a firm SiP favourite, Ed will delve into the latest developments within the realms of ESG, looking at what the future holds for this interesting area, and the impact it will have on our investors in the near future.

10 October, 2018

Today saw the return of the annual Legg Mason London Investment Forum. Always a must-attend event in the intermediary calendar, this year was no exception. We were also thrilled to welcome Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister and previously the leader of the Liberal Democrats, who rounded off the day with his thoughts on Britain’s place in a post-Brexit world.

8 October, 2018

We’re all looking forward to tomorrow’s Annual Investment Conference, hosted by BMO GAM. A long-time event in the SiP calendar, we will once again be joined by the BBC’s Andrew Marr, who will be closing the day with his thoughts on the future of the UK and the EU after Brexit. In a change of pace from previous conferences, this year’s main platform session will also include an array of external speakers. SiP is delighted to be working with Sophie Hackford again, who will enlighten our audience on the latest developments within the AI sector, and what this will mean for our investors in the years to come.

5 October, 2018

What an excellent day we’ve had the annual Sanlam Conference! This year’s event evolved entirely around the concept of “being the best”, and we were delighted to be joined onsite by Eddie Obeng. As a Professor in the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School, Eddie closed the day with his unique insights into innovative practices, highlighting how traditional methods are not always the best approach in today’s fast paced environment.

1 October, 2018

Today we’re joining forces with the MiP team for the London Active Investment Summit. Now in its second year, the conference will once again inspire analysis, comment and discussion on the issues currently facing active management. After her success at the recent Future of Investment Trusts Conference, Merryn Somerset-Webb will be on hand to navigate the morning panel sessions, and later in the day, Dr Eliza Filby (another SiP favourite!), will discuss how future generations are becoming increasingly concerned with sustainable and responsible investing. And finally, Jan Peter Balkenende, who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 2002 until 2010, will examine sustainable investment on a global scale, highlighting how this is becoming increasingly prominent within the global investment agenda.

27 September, 2018

What a busy week it’s been for the SiP team! Monday began with the Brewin Dolphin Financial Planning Conference, where we were joined by Alastair Campbell, best-selling author and previously the Director of Communications for Tony Blair. Alastair discussed his recent book entitled, Winners and How They Succeed, placing this within the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. On Tuesday Ed Balls, economist and former Member of Parliament, spoke at the Schroders Autumn Conference and delighted our audience with tales from his time in office, reflecting on the day’s overall theme of partnership and collaboration. And finally, Kenn Cukier proved to be the perfect external keynote for the London Investment Conferences, also hosted by Schroders. As Senior Editor of Digital Products at The Economist, Kenn was on hand to guide us through all developments within the world of big data.

17 September, 2018

SiP is delighted to be assisting on the Continent this week, facilitating speakers for both the Janus Henderson Madrid Conference as well as the Schroders Investment Conference, taking place in iconic Venice. In Madrid Malcolm Moore, leading FT columnist, will discuss the continual disruption taking place across Asia, and what this means on a global scale. Similarly, Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor at the Financial Times in New York, will use her insider insights to pin point the key geopolitical flashpoints for the rest of 2018.

27 August, 2018

This week sees the return of the annual Northern Investment Conference, hosted by none other than BNY Mellon. A regular event in the SiP calendar, this year’s conference discussed how to think outside the box and focused on how innovative leadership skills can be used to overcome the challenging investment environment. Fortunately we had two excellent external speakers on hand; firstly, Mandy Hickson opened the day with a speech focusing on how to deploy high-stake tactics learnt from her time in the RAF. And to close the conference, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw emphasized the importance of leadership in ensuring strategic development and the establishment of winning teams.

13 July, 2018

Earlier this afternoon Jez Rose joined the Vanguard team for their annual Sales Conference. A behaviourist with over a decade’s worth of experience, Jez led members of the team through a series of dynamic workshops, highlighting how to develop leadership and communicative techniques, based on tips and tales from his best-selling book entitled, Flip the Switch.

5 July, 2018

Today saw the first ever Schroders Pride Week Event, to coincide with the annual London Pride March taking place this Saturday. At a time when diversity initiatives are moving to the forefront of corporate agendas, the Schroders SchOUT Committee masterfully put together this celebratory event. Ben Cohen, a legend within English rugby, joined the seminar to discuss his ongoing work in the diversity arena, and to help raise awareness on how diversity really matters within today’s workplace, impacting both a team’s mentality and productivity.

29 June, 2018

Today sees the conclusion of yet another successful Select Conference, and we’ve already received some terrific feedback on this year’s external speaker line-up. Professor Robert Winston, world-famous scientist and television presenter, closed day one of the event with a captivating speech on the evolving capabilities of the human mind. Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of the Ogilvy Group dined with our delegates on day two of the conference, regaling us with his tales from the marketing world. And thankfully, Eshe Nelson, currently a markets reporter at Quartz in London, was on hand to manage our tricky timetable with an expert hand.

22 June, 2018

We’re so looking forward to the Schroders Alternatives Conference next week. Karren Brady, known to many through her role on The Apprentice and with West Ham United, will be joining us to discuss her views on how best to think outside the business box, and foster an inspirational team culture. Not one to miss!

15 June, 2018

What a week it’s been for SiP! We started off at London’s Royal Society, where Marcus du Sautoy spoke at the Janus Henderson INTECH Lecture. Oxford University’s Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science, Professor du Sautoy aptly discussed the importance of predictability in today’s volatile world. Later in the week we were onsite at the hotly anticipated Future of Investment Trusts Conference. Merryn Somerset-Webb, Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek, expertly navigated two panel sessions focusing on the industry’s reaction to this sector and what the future has in store. That afternoon we were delighted to have Sir Paul Tucker, former Deputy Governor of the Bank England, take to the stage and round things off with his fascinating keynote speech. And finally, Misha Glenny made his way over to Zurich to join Schroders at their prestigious Adisory Board Conference. Author of McMafia, the best-selling non-fiction book, Misha enlightened our audience with his insights into the murky world of organised crime.

7 June, 2018

Earlier this week Jonathan Fenby attended the Emerging Markets Dinner, hosted by none other than Janus Henderson Investors. Chairman of the China team and Managing Director of European Political Research at TS Lombard, Jonathan’s in-depth insights into the benefits and outlook for emerging markets acted as the perfect precursor to the EM conference the following day.

31 May, 2018

Today sees the conclusion of the Schroders Nordic Investment Forum. David Blanchflower, the Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College in the US, delivered two standout keynotes in two days, and in two different countries. Needless to say that his good humour and characteristic energy brought this macro-economic update to life, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

25 May, 2018

Earlier this week SiP joined Janus Henderson Investors at their Annual Leadership Summit in London. Baroness Susan Greenfield delighted the international group with her insights from the world of neuroscience, highlighting how 21st century technology is affecting the human mindset, and in particular, impacting the future workforce.

16 May, 2018

SiP was thrilled to be working with Schroders on today's DC Investment Summit. In a change of pace from this morning's sessions, Matthew Syed, best-selling author and columnist for The Times, joined the group as the conference's closing keynote. An old SiP favourite, Matthew drew on research from his latest book, and personal anecdotes from the sporting world, to highlight the importance of marginal gains within any business.

1 May, 2018

We’ve just landed back in London after another successful Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference. This year we were thrilled to welcome Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, who joined our guests for dinner and entranced us all with her insights into Brexit, British politics, and the EU. And to close the conference, Tim Harford (an old SiP favourite!), captivated our delegates over lunch with a speech entitled, “How to See into the Future” – certainly not one to miss!

24 April, 2018

Once again the SiP team are travelling down to Hampshire for the Joint Investment Conference. Now in it’s 14th year, JiC has become a must attend event in the investment calendar, and needless to say that the agenda is filled with some top-notch external speakers. David Pilling, Africa Editor at the FT, will be opening the conference with insights from his latest book, and later in the day, Reza Pakravan will regale our audience with tales of his international adventures. On Wednesday morning James Bidwell, Eliza Filby and Jamie Bartlett will be on the sofa with Lucy Hockings, in a twist on our traditional fringe session.

20 April, 2018

Schroders has been foremost on our minds this week, with the return of both their annual Real Estate and Asian Investment conferences. In Hampshire the real estate team were joined by former Foreign Secretary Lord William Hague, and FT journalist Martin Wolf, who educated our audience with their geopolitical and macro-economic insights. And over in Beijing, Michael Pettis and Jonathan Anderson highlighted the areas for opportunity within China and emerging markets more broadly.

19 April, 2018

For the 2018 conference we decided to explore “agents of change” within the modern economy, and fortunately our external speakers were on hand to help. Gillian Tett highlighted the disruptive forces within international politics, and Tim Harford relayed extracts from his newest book, “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. To close the conference, Toomas Ilves, former President of Estonia, discussed the impact digitisation is having on both the private and public sectors.

18 April, 2018

Claridge’s once again played host to the annual Institutional Conference, hosted by Janus Henderson Investors. Once again the BBC’s Lucy Hockings expertly hosted the event, and we were joined by trendspotting extraordinaire Magnus Lindkvist, and performance psychologist Dr John Amaechi OBE.

26 March, 2018

Today Jez Rose, the leading behaviourist and award-winning author, joined us for the Vanguard Leadership Summit in London. Jez facilitated a workshop with 20 of the team’s most senior staff, focusing on how to develop the growth mindset within individuals and organisations. Following on from this success, we’re thrilled to say that Jez will also be joining the team for their annual Sales Conference in July.

22 March, 2018

What a week it’s been for the team! The Inaugural F&CIT lecture has loomed large in the calendar for several weeks now, and we couldn’t have been more delighted with yesterday’s outcome. Alongside some truly insightful investment sessions, the agenda also included a seminar led by Professor Yuval Harari, the world-renowned author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Later in the day we were joined by millennials expert and academic Eliza Filby, as well as Alexander Stubb, who previously served as the Prime Minister of Finland.

24 February, 2018

We’re so excited for the return of the annual dinner hosted by the Society of London Treasurers. This year the audience will be joined by Charlotte Edwards, former England cricket captain and now assistant coach for the Adelaide Strikers. Charlotte will take to the stage in the iconic Lords Cricket Ground, and no doubt wow our audience with anecdotes from her international career.

1 February, 2018

This morning Patrick Minford kick-started the Northern Powerhouse Conference. Alongside his global macro-economic overview, Patrick expressed his thoughts on how Brexit will impact the British economy, and how the UK economy will move forward outside of the EU.

16 January, 2018

Leading paediatric surgeon Martin Elliott joined us for the annual Schroders Distribution Recognition Scheme. Although a small and private event, Martin’s ideas on teamwork and collaboration, and his anecdotes from time spent with other industries, certainly had a big impact on the group, and provided some practical take-aways for the team.

20 November, 2017

This week the SiP team will be journeying up to Harrogate for the annual RSMR Conference and Awards Dinner. Dominic O'Connell, presenter on the Radio 4 Today Programme, will be moderating a series of deep-dive panel sessions, examining some of the key issues affecting investors today. And in the evening, we'll be joined by local entrepreneur Sir Gary Verity, current CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire. Simultaneously, the team in London will be preparing for the Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference. Taking place across two full days, this packed agenda will feature a panel debate between Lord Norman Lamont and the Right Honorable Kenneth Clarke, as well as a keynote speech from an old SiP favourite, Lucy Kellaway.

13 November, 2017

This week will witness the return of the Aviva Investors Conference. Once again we'll be joined by Dr Pippa Malmgren, as well as Martina Navratilova, broadcaster and international tennis champion. Both our speakers will provide their perspective on the importance of resilience, and preparing for the long-term, in today's society.

6 November, 2017

This week kicks-off the annual European Symposiums hosted by Vanguard. The team will travel to Geneva, Zurich and Amsterdam, as well as hosting their annual London conference, to discuss how "the Future Began Yesterday". Along the way they'll be joined by Professor Robert Ruttmann, highlighting the nine trends shaping the future of asset management, author and statistician David McCandless who will examine the stories lurking behind the data, and journalist Matthew Parris who will be on hand to help unravel the growing complexities within UK politics.

16 October, 2017

Last week BMO held their annual London Conference, and were joined by journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr for the third consecutive year. A well-known face at the BBC, Andrew engrossed our audience with his perspective on everything from Trump to Russia, and the UK's future beyond Brexit.

9 October, 2017

We're very excited to be working with Janus Henderson Investors on their upcoming Knowledge Exchange conferences, taking place all across Europe. At tomorrow's event, Professor Jan Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, will join the team in Amsterdam to discuss the future of Europe. In November we'll be visiting Paris and Zurich, and Dany Cohn Bendit, the former MEP and leader of the Green Party in France, will provide his insights into the increasingly complex European situation.

2 October, 2017

We're all looking ahead to a hectic few days here in London. Wednesday morning will kick off with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny hosting the latest in the Schroders Live series, updating clients live with key market developments. Later in the day the FT's Tim Harford will discuss how unexpected obstacles can often make us more creative individuals at the Legg Mason Investment Forum. And then on Thursday, we'll be onsite at the Aviva Investors Institutional Conference, discussing the importance of resilience with Dr Pippa Malmgren, and tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

28 September, 2017

This week we have been at the Savoy with the Schroders team. On Tuesday Andrea Catherwood expertly moderated an investment panel focusing on the new opportunities for investors within the private asset space. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, Professor Robert Winston delighted the audience with his keynote speech, highlighting how uncertainty is the only thing we can be sure of in this age of rapid technological advancement.

20 September, 2017

The annual State Street Pan European Conference is well-known for its excellent speaker line-up, and this year certainly didn't disappoint. Throughout the day we were joined by several leading academics and experts including Ian Goldin, Pascal Lamy, Marcel Fratzscher, Joanna Shields and Zennon Kapron. Topics ranged from digital finance, to the future of Europe, and the importance of growth in these turbulent times.

14 September, 2017

This morning saw the second annual It's The Consumer Stupid Conference, and we were lucky enough to be joined by Jeremy White, Gear and Product Editor at WIRED UK. Jeremy talked our audience through all the latest tech trends, such as robo advice, and how this will impact the financial industry.

16 August, 2017

We're all looking ahead to the BNY Mellon Northern Investment Conference, taking place in Edinburgh at the end of August. As well as representatives from BNY Mellon's boutique companies, the speaker line-up will also include the BBC's Andrew Neil, as well as Rory Percival, formerly of the FCA. Andrew will be providing his insights into the current UK political scene, whilst Rory can enlighten our audience with is regulatory expertise.

6 July, 2017

Last event today before the summer gets underway. Susan Peacock, founder of LiveWorkWell, will be chatting to the BNY Mellon team this afternoon. Susan will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, and how this can give corporate organisations an advantage over their competitors.

30 June, 2017

Earlier this week the team were down in Hampshire for the Select South Conference. As well as SiP favourites Paul Redmond and Martin Elliott, this year's agenda also included Iain Martin, Times columnist and founder of Reaction.

9 June, 2017

Today SiP was lucky enough to be involved in two fantastic Schroders' events. The first was the latest in the Schroders Live series, hosted by Andrea Catherwood. Andrea moderated a panel focusing on the General Election results, discussing what this means for both the markets and investors. Later on in the day, The Economist's Kenn Cukier took to the stage at the team's Latin America Conference, emphasizing the disruption caused by fintech within the final services sector.

1 June, 2017

We're all looking ahead to next week, which will kick-start with the UK and Europe Equity Forum on Monday. As well as a full day of equity-focused panel sessions and workshops, our audience will be joined by Peter Frankopan, director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, who will discuss his bestselling book The Silk Roads over lunch, and Sweden's former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who will be sharing his opinions on the future of Europe and the Brexit negotiations.

25 May, 2017

Fabulous speech by Steve Bull, expert psychologist, speaker and high performance consultant. Steve joined HSBC at their Annual Mental Health Awareness Event, where his eye-opening keynote focused on coping with stress and building resilience. Steve then returned to the stage later in the afternoon, to participate in a discussion on how to remove the stigma of mental health within the workpalce.

10 May, 2017

Today saw the return of the annual Henderson Institutional Conference. The day was held together by the BBC's Lucy Hockings, who moderated a number of key investment panels, as well as the CEO interview to discuss the upcoming merger with Janus Capital. Additionally, The Times' Matthew Syed joined the group for dinner to discuss the research for his latest book, Black Box Thinking.

4 May, 2017

Earlier this morning Mark Stevenson spoke at the annual GAM London Investment Conference. A well-known futurist and trends expert, Mark's speech took a look at the big ideas which will shape the world over the next few years, taking into account all the many factors at play.

28 April, 2017

What a week it's been for SiP! Our expert external speakers have certainly given us something to think about over the last few days, whether it be the latest geopolitical insights from Anne Applebaum and Sir Christopher Meyer, out of the box ideas with Matthew Syed, or our evening keynote with Martin Elliot, formerly the Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital. And let's not forget Paul Redmond and Suzanne Mustacich, our superb fringe speakers at this year's Joint Investment Conference.

19 April, 2017

The final touches are now in place for the BNY Mellon UK Investment Conference. Taking place at the Rosewood Hotel, this is the team's annual flagship event and so always includes an exciting range of external speakers - and this year's agenda certainly wont disappoint! We're thrilled to be joined by not only the BBC's Andrew Marr, but also Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark. Whilst Andrew will get our audience up to date on the UK political situation, Mr. Rasmussen will end the day with a global overview, and both will participate in a Q&A session hosted by none other than Bloomberg's Judith Bogner. Not one to miss.

2 April, 2017

Today marks the 2017 annual Boat Race. For the first time the event will be hosted by Cancer Research UK, and both the men's and women's races will be rowed on the same infamous course. Thanks goodness that broadcaster and journalist Jill Douglas is onsite to keep us updated as the day's events unfold.

23 March, 2017

Today we've been part of a fabulous and thought-provoking agenda, which included two top-draw panel sessions, featuring the latest insights into all things Europe. On hand to guide us were Sir Michael Arthur (former Ambassador to Germany), Liam Halligan (economist for The Sunday Telegraph), and Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the FT), on this morning's Brexit Panel. Later in the day we were joined by Bill Emmott (former Editor at The Economist), Wolfgang Munchau (Associate Editor at the FT), and Radek Sikorski (former Polish foreign minister), discussing the upcoming European elections.

13 March, 2017

We're all looking forward to the upcoming RSMR Investment Conference. Traditionally held in the company's native Yorkshire, 2017 marks the event's first visit to London. Dominic O'Connell. former Business Editor of the Sunday Times, now with the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, will be our expert moderator for the day.

1 March, 2017

Today saw the second in a trio of conferences hosted by Premier Asset Management. At today's multi asset special, the BBC's Kamal Ahmed moderated the team's investment panel debate, helping shed light some tricky investment topics. Later in the day, The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes treated us all to an insightful look at what's going on behind the scenes of the world stage.

3 February, 2017

At the first Schroders Investment Conference of 2017, thrilled that Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and fellow journalist and bestselling author Matthew Syed, were able to be our Keynote Speakers.

20 January, 2017

Fabulous few days at the Old Mutual Wealth conference at The Lowry. We investigated customer-centricity on the stage and in workshops, with a range of experts speakers including Sir Stuart Hampson, former Chairman of John Lewis, and Dr Steve Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox.

10 January, 2017

Hugely excited to be working on an event at the DLD conference in Munich this Sunday, where Ji Hae Park, the TED sensation and world-class violinist, will be giving us her story and playing the Petrus Guarnerius 1735, Venedig, which has been on loan to her from the German Foundation since 2003.

9 January, 2017

Our 2017 conferences begin this week with the annual Henderson Global Investors New Year conference. We're thrilled that the FT's Gideon Rachman and Tim Harford will be joining us for the day as guest speakers.

1 December, 2016

Back from a fabulous JiC at Gleneagles, with Wired's Jeremy White talking on AI, VR and all things future and ITN's Matt Frei talking us through the outlook for Trumpland in 2017.

22 November, 2016

An exciting week coming up, with our multi-sponsor events for Brewin Dolphin and RSMR, plus conferences for Aviva Investors and Aberdeen. We've booked a host of external commentators including high-profile politicians, news presenters, a former spy, an astronaut, a futurist and even a robot ! Meanwhile, the Power of 3 roadshows continue to go well, with good attendance at venues around the country.

16 November, 2016

Over the next few days, we have amazing experts in exponential technologies flying in for a conference on transforming megatrends including: Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist at Twitter; Jeremy Bailenson, founder of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab; Jacob Corn, Director of the Innovative Genome Institute and Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, and the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University.

14 November, 2016

We're off for a whirlwind tour of Zurich and Amsterdam for the annual Vanguard Symposiums, with our guest speakers Dr Reiner Eichenberger, a world expert on Swiss interest rates, and Joris Luyendijk, the Guardian journalist whose articles on the Brexit result have become compulsive reading to many.

3 November, 2016

Brilliant afternoon at the BNY Mellon's offices for their last Adviser Assembly for the year, which featured Will Higham, a consumer futurist, talking about global consumption trends in the future.

31 October, 2016

Headed to an LME week dinner this evening with Sir Peter Westmacott, the most recently departed British Ambassador to the USA, who will be sharing his insights into US domestic politics and the presidential election next week.

11 October, 2016

From Edinburgh at the end of last week, we've been winding our way back to London. Firstly a stop in Harrogate for a BNY Mellon conference where Ben Page, CEO of Ispos Mori was speaking; then to Manchester where Holly McKay of Boring Money was sharing insights into how to be customer-centric at the SLI adviser event; and finally to London with Baroness Ros Altmann, the most recent former Pensions Minister, for a lunch in the City.

3 October, 2016

After a busy month working with everyone from Katherine Grainger to Lord Mervyn King, Pippa Malmgrem and Sir Richard Shireff, we're getting ready for some pretty spectacular events next week. On Monday, we've booked a former UK Prime Minister for an event in London, as well as demographer Clint Laurent.

1 September, 2016

We're in final preparation mode for the Morningstar Awards Dinner next week. Delighted that Emily Maitlis, broadcaster and journalist, will be joining a long list of fabulous dinner speakers who we have hosted over the years here including Sir Christopher Meyer, Nick Robinson, John Bishop, Jeremy Vine and Lucy Kellaway.

10 August, 2016

Really excited that the agenda for October's Fixed Income Forum is now finalised. This year we will be joined by former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major, and Clint Laurent, one of the world's leading demographers. Lucy Hockings from BBC World will be moderating the day.

19 July, 2016

We're in summer planning mode and finalising lots of agendas for the autumn. Looking forward to kicking off September with the Morningstar Dinner, before getting into some serious conference content with Sir Richard Shirreff and Pippa Malmgren at the Jupiter Investment conference.

24 June, 2016

Today saw the latest edition of the popular Schroders Live panel sessions, moderated by Andrea Catherwood. Andrea, a former news anchor for Bloomberg Television, oversaw a discussion between four senior members of the Schroders team, focusing on the effects on the market in the wake of this morning's shock Brexit decision.

23 June, 2016

The Select conference this week included performance strategist Gary Leboff, consumer expert Will Higham, and Professor Richard Scase, a forecaster. All three speakers imparted their expertise upon our delegates, providing useful tips on key themes such as improving client relationships, corporate team building, and how to navigate the future global environment.

17 June, 2016

The latest in a series of podcasts organized by Brewin Dolphin is now available to listen to. In this edition, Guy Foster speaks with Jose Manuel Barroso, the former EU President and ex-Portuguese Prime Minister, at our UK Equity Forum.

17 June, 2016

A full week of conferences, speakers and new insights! This week, we have really concentrated on the markets, the new normal for returns, and the short-term effects of a Brexit result with Martin Wolf of the FT, Stephen King, HSBC's Chief Economic Adviser and Paul Craven of Paul Craven Partners.

14 June, 2016

A Brexit discussion today in the City with Lord Lamont and Alastair Campbell.

7 June, 2016

We have had amazing feedback from the first UK Equity Forum yesterday where the Power Close was a discussion on the future of Europe with Jose Manuel Barroso, Dame Fiona Woolf and John Longworth.

26 May, 2016

Up to Gleneagles for the BNY Mellon Northern Investment Conference, where Mark Stevenson, author of The Optimist's Guide to the Future, and rugby hero Ian Robertson will both be taking to the stage.

17 May, 2016

Fabulous and thought-provoking Brexit panel at the State Street Research Retreat today with Ed Balls arguing the case to Remain, and Lord Lamont the case to Leave.

13 May, 2016

Lord Digby Jones did a brilliant podcast with Guy Foster, Brewin's Head of Research, at the investment training conference a few weeks ago. Listen to it here!

5 May, 2016

Everyone's talking politics! Over the next few months we are working on a huge range of agendas covering Brexit and the US elections. Contributors sharing their views include former UK Chancellors Lord Norman Lamont & Ed Balls, the FT's Martin Wolf & Ed Luce, Jose Manuel Barroso, John Longworth and Sir Peter Westmacott.

27 April, 2016

Looking forward to a morning with Linda Yueh talking about Asia & the New World Economy at the Schroders Real Estate Conference.

21 April, 2016

A day spent thinking about the future at a conference on robotics and AI with Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots, Julien Seret of Aldebaran and James Kuffner, CTO at the Toyota Research Institute.

20 April, 2016

Great debate between Sir Digby Jones and Stanley Johnson at JIC last night, beautifully moderated by Andrea Catherwood. We look forward to working with Sir Digby again at the Brewin Dolphin conference in Scotland and at the upcoming Select event.

5 April, 2016

As the Easter break draws to a close, we look forward to a busy April of conferences! This week, we are already in Nassau, Bahamas with John McCarthy, the journalist who was taken hostage during the Lebanon crisis, who will be talking about the skills and techniques he learnt to cope with his ordeal.

17 March, 2016

A fabulous day at the 2nd BNY Mellon UKIC. The morning's agenda included a conversation with Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and the former CEO of BP. Lord Browne shared his thoughts upon how oil prices typically trade within the markets, and the potential impact renewable energy sources will have in the future. In the last session of the day, Jigsaw's Jared Cohen took to the stage to examine how new technological developments will disrupt our daily lives, relaying anecdotes from his many overseas experiences.

10 March, 2016

The Old Mutual Global Investors Conference took place at the Corinthia today. The theme of the day was "the debate continues", highlighting some of the key dilemmas facing the investment industry. Dr. Sarah Harper from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, kicked off the day's proceedings with a keynote speech, wowing the audience with some mind-blowing statistical data. Later in the day, journalist and broadcaster Mishal Husain moderated the investment panel debate, covering a wide range of macroeconomic and prominent political themes.

9 March, 2016

We were at the first Premier Investment Summit today. BBC's Kamal Ahmed moderated this morning's investment panel debate, providing delegates with some expert insider views, discussing what lies in store for the markets in the months ahead. This was followed by a keynote speech from Gavin Hewitt (an SiP favourite!), who discussed the implications of Brexit - a topic on everyone's mind.

25 February, 2016

Two days in North America with Gavin Hewitt, the BBC's former Europe Editor, talking to US-based institutional investors about the implications of Brexit. The timing could not have been more pertinent with the negotiation completed last week and the date now set.

5 February, 2016

SiP has spent the latter part of the week at Schroders bi-annual intermediary conference with our speakers Willis Sparks of Eurasia Group talking on the geopolitical risk flashpoints for 2016, and Dan Cobley, ex Google Vice President, on how the finance industry is on the cusp of a complete digital disruption. Dan suggests we look at examples of other industries like travel and retail to really understand the monumental change we cannot predict at the moment.

29 January, 2016

A really immersive day yesterday at the first Digital Investor thinking about and listening to thought-leaders in the digital investment space.

27 January, 2016

We are midst a 4 day conference for Old Mutual Wealth International at The Oval, where their sales teams have flown in from all over the world. Today opened with behavioural economist and magician Paul Craven, who was followed by Jim Lawless sharing his story of how he became a jockey in onl 12 months using his 12 Taming Tiger principles.

26 January, 2016

Today started with a live market outlook at Schroders Head Office, where Manus Cranny of Bloomberg moderated a live-streamed discussion with Keith Wade and Johanna Kyrklund , and finished at The Langham for M&G Investment's AIF with Andrew Neil as the guest speaker.

22 January, 2016

A memorable few days in Manchester at the Old Mutual Wealth UK conference with a host of fabulous speakers and entertainment who all fitted into the theme of collaboration. Bill Turnbull moderated the day superbly, Francois Pienaar shared an unforgettable account of his friendship with Nelson Mandela, and we ended the conference on a high with music from Jazzbomb and magic from Dan Alexander.

11 January, 2016

We kick off the conference year with the annual Henderson New Year Conference on Thursday, where Gideon Rachman, the FT's Foreign Affairs Editor, and Leo Johnson, Founder of Sustainable Finance, will be joining us as the keynote speakers. Content also includes a panel discussion with managers Simon Ward, Alex Crooke and Phil Apel and boardroom sessions with John Bennett and others.

4 January, 2016

We start the year with lots to look forward to in the first quarter! We have the pleasure of working with esteemed economists and policymakers Lord King, Olivier Blanchard and Angus Deaton, fabulous journalists Andrew Neil, David Pilling and Lucy Kellaway, and thought-leading professors Sarah Harper, Hans Rosling and Brian Cox amongst many others.

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