Global Capital Markets

Cross-border investment, regulation and growth: adapting to a post-Brexit world

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Chatham House, London

This Chatham House ‘City Series’ conference will assess the current macroeconomic environment and investment flows in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, and will consider prospects for the global investment management industry at a time of uncertainty. Discussions will provide a timely opportunity to assess the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU for the investment management industry in terms of policy, regulation and capital flows. 

Sessions will focus on:

  • The potential shape of a post-Brexit policy and regulatory framework
  • What this might mean for the business operations of asset managers as well as cross-border capital flows
  • Opportunities for capital markets to scale up and for investment in the ‘real’ economy to be increased

The Chatham House Rule 
To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Suggested hashtag: #CHGlobalMarkets


Register by Friday 27 January 2017 to benefit from the early booking rate.

For any questions about which rate applies to you, please call Alex Cook on +44 (0)207 957 5727



Major corporate members    
All organizations£495£594£595£714
Standard corporate members    
Commercial organizations£1,085£1,302£1,180£1,416
Government departments£620£744£700£840
NGOs and academics£380£456£460£552
Commercial organizations£1,190£1,428£1,295£1,554 
Government departments£680£816£750£900
NGOs and academics£440£528£510


Thursday 23 March

Overview | Global Economic and Investment Outlook

This opening discussion will look at the global macroeconomic outlook, including investment flows and economic conditions in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Session One | Brexit and the Asset Management Industry

This session will address how the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will affect the investment management industry globally as well as London’s status as a global hub for financial services.

  • What effect has the result of the Brexit vote and consequent uncertainty had on capital flows? What can policy-makers and financial institutions do to manage uncertainty during a prolonged period of post-referendum negotiations?
  • Can London retain its position as Europe’s financial centre? Will there be a shift to alternative asset management hubs globally, and if so, where?
  • What are the wider political and economic implications and how might they affect financial stability and economic growth in the long term in the EU as well as the UK?

Session Two | Shaping the Post-Brexit Policy and Regulatory Framework

This session will assess the progress of discussions between the EU and the UK, the likely model for the relationship going forward and potential post-Brexit regulatory arrangements between the UK and the EU impacting the asset management industry. 

  • What will be the status of financial services ‘passports’ once the UK exits the EU, and what might be the challenges of an alternative ‘equivalence’ model?
  • How will Brexit affect progress towards the European Capital Markets Union?
  • What might Brexit mean for attracting and retaining the talent necessary to enable firms in London to compete globally?
  • How might business models and company structures adapt in response to changing regulation? 

Session Three | Investment Management in a Low-Interest, Low-Growth Environment

With persistent low interest rates and low growth across the major global markets, investors might have to reassess their yield expectations as well as their portfolios. This session will look at the implications of this on the growth of capital markets and consider opportunities for investment in the real economy. 

  • How are low, or even negative, interest rates affecting the financial system, and what are the long-term implications for investors?
  • What opportunities lie in specific asset classes such as infrastructure and climate financing?
  • How can the asset management industry adapt to meet the increasing economic pressures of demographic changes in Western economies? Is a re-evaluation of public and private provision for ageing societies enough or are more radical approaches needed?

1630 End of conference and drinks reception

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact
Amy Wevill on +44 (0) 20 7957 5732

If you are interested in becoming a media partner for this event, please contact 
Amy Smith on +44 (0)20 7957 5755


Chatham House
10 St James's Square
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 7314 2785
Fax: +44 (0)20 7957 5710

If you wish to book the venue for your own event please phone +44 (0)20 7314 2764

The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus which is on the Piccadilly and the Bakerloo Underground lines. From Piccadilly follow Regent Street southwards towards Pall Mall and take the first road on the right called Jermyn Street. Duke of York Street is the second road on the left and leads to St James's Square. Chatham House is immediately on your right.


Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

Please note all rates are subject to availability.

Flemings Mayfair
Half Moon Street
London - W1J 7BH

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 2964
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7499 1817

Standard Single from £195 + VAT

The Cavendish London
81 Jermyn Street
London - SW1Y 6JF

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7930 2111
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7839 2125

Standard Single £205 + VAT

Book The Cavendish online

The Stafford London 
St James's Place
London - SW1A 1NJ

Tel: 020 7518 1125
Fax: 020 7493 7121

Standard Single £235 +VAT

The Savoy London
London - WC2R 0EU

Tel: 020 7836 4343
Fax: 020 7240 6040 

Standard Single £250 +VAT

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists.

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