The future of financial services in the new Covid-19 world

City & Financial Global Ltd today announced a media partnership with Cyber Security Review for 10th edition of City Week 2020 – the annual International Financial Services Forum, taking place in virtual format this year.

More than 80 high profile speakers, such as John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury; Steven Maijoor, Chairman, European Securities and Markets Authority and Sam Woods, Deputy Governor Bank of England and CEO of the PRA, will be joined online by more than 1,000 prominent figures from the international financial services community, including market participants and policy makers drawn from around the world, to discuss the most pressing matters affecting the international financial services industry in the era of Covid-19.

Organised under a partnership between the UK Government’s Department for International Trade, the City of London Corporation, TheCityUK, UK Finance, London & Partners and City & Financial Global, City Week 2020 will address topics such as:

  • Operational resilience, cybersecurity and cross-industry cooperation
  • Global fight against financial crime
  • Data sharing, data analytics and ethical dilemmas
  • Global trade and investment in a changing world
  • Ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the financial markets
  • Skills for the post-COVID-19 AI world
  • Planning for the next pandemic

A panel consisting of Clare Woodman, Head of EMEA and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Bob Wigley, Chairman, UK Finance and Saeb Eigner, Chairman, Dubai Financial Services Authority, and moderated by Peter Bevan, Global Practice Head, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters will focus on operational resilience, cybersecurity and cross-industry cooperation, while David Lewis, Executive Secretary, Financial Action Taskforce, Jesper Berg, Director General, Danish FSA, Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Bank of Ireland and Ian Mason, Partner and Head of UK Financial Services Regulation, Gowling WLG will discuss continuous global efforts in fighting against financial crime.

A full list of speakers and the event programme can be found at

Maurice Button, Chief Executive of City & Financial Global Ltd, said: “Covid-19 has precipitated a radical rethink about the purpose of companies and their accountability to different stakeholders, as well as how the capitalist model could or should be redefined. Financial services companies are at the heart of this debate. City Week 2020 will provide a vital forum for the discussion of the issues that really matter to industry leaders and their principal stakeholders.”


For further information please contact:
Minerva PR
Malika Shermatova –

Organiser: City & Financial Global Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1932 340115

Notes for Editors

City Week is the leading forum for the international financial services community. Taking place in virtual format this year City Week 2020 will build on the success of previous editions of the event, all of which have attracted over 800 delegates from more than 50 countries around the world. It will consist of two days of cutting-edge conferences, seminars and networking opportunities.

Attendance is by invitation only and the majority of the delegates are CEOs and main board directors of the world’s largest banks and other financial institutions. The balance is made up of senior representatives from international regulators, national treasury departments and multinational corporates that use international financial services.