Brexit and the Future of Finance in Europe

A panel discusses the impact of Brexit on financial services as well as its broader implications for the future of European finance.

Corporate members event
1 December 2020 — 1:30PM TO 2:30PM

Members of the following Giving Circles: St James’s Roundtable, William Pitt Group, Lionel Curtis Group, Director’s Circle, President’s Circle and Chairman’s Circle can register for this event by contacting our events team

The future of financial services is an increasingly crucial, and increasingly uncertain, part of Brexit negotiations. London is Europe’s largest financial centre accounting for just under a third of all European capital markets activity and Europe is the city’s largest customer.

However, Brexit threatens to undermine London’s position as the centre of European finance, as the UK and EU struggle to agree on terms of access to their respective financial markets. Meanwhile, the European Commission and member states are looking to use Brexit as an opportunity to develop their own finance sector as companies look for alternative locations on the continent.

What could be the immediate impacts of Brexit on the UK and European finance sector? Will London maintain its position as Europe’s financial centre? Or will the future of European finance be found elsewhere?  

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Constantin Cotzias, European Director, Bloomberg L.P.

Catherine McGuinness, Chair, Policy & Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

 Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics  

Chair: Patrick Jenkins,  Deputy Editor, Financial Times

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