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SGG Thought Leadership Series, London

Please note that this event is completely booked.

SGG Group in association with Funds Europe is pleased to host an exclusive session of the SGG Thought Leadership Series in London.

The session will start with an exclusive debate between Roger Bootle, one of the City of London’s best known economists and founder of Capital Economics, and Gina Miller, business woman and transparency activist working in the fields of democracy, investment management and the charity sector and founder of SCM Direct, on the theme 'The impact of Brexit on the UK Financial Sector'.

The debate will be followed by a panel session on the theme ‘The impact of Brexit on alternative fund managers’.

Venue: The Ned
Date: Monday 28th January 2019
Time: 4.00pm onwards
Address: 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ, UK

4pm - 4.30pm: Registration
4.30pm – 4.35pm: Welcome note by Serge Krancenblum, Group Chief Executive Officer, SGG Group
4.35pm – Introduction by Justin Partington, Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG Group
4.40pm – 5.00pm: Debate between Roger Bootle and Gina Miller on 'The impact of Brexit on the UK Financial Sector'
5.00pm – 5.40pm: Panel discussion chaired by Alan Chalmers on ‘The impact of Brexit on alternative fund managers’
5.40pm - 5.55 pm: Q&A
5.55pm – 6.00pm: Concluding remarks
6pm: Cocktail


Roger Bootle
Founder and CEO Capital Economics

Roger Bootle is one of the City of London’s best-known economists. As well as running Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999, Roger is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called ‘Wise Men’. In 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the Wolfson Prize, the second biggest prize in Economics after the Nobel.

Gina Miller
Founder of SCM Direct

Gina co-founded SCM in 2009 and has worked in the UK retail financial services sector since 1996.  She is passionate about transparency, accountability and consumer protection, with a core belief that financial firms have a duty to manage people’s money with honesty and integrity. Her business principles are characterised by innovation, efficiency, a profit for purpose model and putting the customer at the centre of all decision making processes. Gina was awarded the Most Influential Person – Powerlist 2017. 

Panel Members:

Shaun Collins
CFO for Europe and Asia Apollo Global Management LLC

Shaun Collins joined Apollo in 2013 as the European Chief Financial Officer, and is now CFO for Europe and Asia. Previously, Shaun Collins spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs, latterly as a Managing Director and European Corporate Controller. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Shaun Collins spent four years with NatWest Bank and qualified as an accountant in 1992 with Ernst and Young. He received a degree in chemistry from the University of Durham.

Alan Chalmers
Publisher of Funds Europe

Alan is a qualified chartered accountant, involved in publishing for 20 years. He co-founded Funds Europe in 2002 while he was managing director of Union Press Limited from 2001 until 2007.

He was managing director of Harper Trade Journals Limited for five years from 1996. Previously he was a commercial adviser to Lipper Analytical Europe, publisher of The European Fund Directory, and a director of Professional and Business Information Plc, publisher of the UK Fund Industry Directory.

Ian Kelly
Managing Director of UK and Ireland of SGG Group

Ian is a financial services executive with over 18 years’ experience in the industry. Throughout his career in the fund administration industry, Ian has been actively involved with numerous fund types, structures and jurisdictions. Over the last year, Ian has been heavily involved with the implementation of FATCA, Dodd-Frank and AIFMD worldwide, and continues to be consulted on these topics on a regular basis.

Kate Simpson
Partner at Proskauer

Kate Simpson is a partner in the Private Funds Group. Kate advises on the establishment and structuring of a wide range of UK and international investment funds, secondary private equity portfolio transactions on both the buy and sell side, as well as synthetic secondary and co-investment structures. She also advises a number of investors into private equity and property investment funds.

Habiba Boughaba
Group General Counsel of SGG Group

Habiba Boughaba leads the ongoing compliance of the activities of SGG Group with regulatory and legal requirements, as well as the global compliance services offering. A European Law graduate, with more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Habiba practised as a lawyer in Luxembourg for over 9 years at Loyens & Loeff and Elvinger Hoss & Prussen, where she dealt with corporate finance matters and investment structuring for private equity and real estate funds. She then moved to the financial services providers sector first being based in Hong Kong, developing the Asian operation of a corporate and fund services provider, and then managing the Luxembourg office of an Anglo-Saxon corporate and fund services provider. Habiba is from France. She is a French native speaker and is fluent in English.

James Gee
Executive Director at EY

A private funds regulatory lawyer with over 15 years' experience advising on private fund structures and terms along with UK and global financial services regulation. Market-leading expertise in relation to the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Currently part of the leadership team building EY's Financial Services Legal Practice.

Please note that this event is completely booked.