The Ned, 27 Poultry, London

2 November 2017

A Meeting of Minds Asset Management - November 2017

A Meeting of Minds Asset Management - November 2017

  • 2 Nov 2017

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Owen James adds another community to its programme of A Meeting of Minds – Asset Management. We are delighted to confirm that the inaugural Meeting will take place on Thursday 2 November at the exciting new hotel in the City, The Ned, 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ.  (We are hoping you will consider this a convenient location!)

Now that the FCA has completed its Asset Management Market Review, it would seem sensible for the community to take stock of its findings.

A Meeting of Minds’ goal is to be less of a talking shop – more of an opportunity to facilitate top level strategic discussion – Owen James’ mantra continues to be to enable financial services companies to do better business.

As a starting point, therefore our ambition is simply to bring together some 30 or so director level asset managers focused on distribution and proposition.

We want to ensure that our approach is valid and will be valued. To this end, we are delighted to be working with Lansons, experienced professionals in the art of corporate communications, whose client-base is substantially asset managment. 

Together we have put together a half day programme running breakfast through lunch and a closing keynote. To give you a feel for the agenda, we have produced a discussion document (see box), and a Schedule of the Day to illustrate the timeline.

The Meeting will be content rich and geared to offering you an opportunity to have your say in a relaxed and “safe” setting. The session will of course obey Chatham House Rules.

There will be a fee for participation: £595 + VAT if you are able to confirm your participation before the end of September and thereafter £695 + VAT. All bookable online - just click the button at the top right.


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  • Tony Langham

    Tony Langham

    Co-founder and Chief Executive, Lansons, Lansons

    Tony is a strategic reputation management consultant, entrepreneur and Non Executive Chairman and Director with over 30 years experience. One of the UK's 500 most influential people according to Debrett's (2014 and 2015). As Co-founder (in 1989) and Chief Executive Tony has helped build Lansons into one of the UK's largest independently owned reputation management and public relations consultancies. The firm has been named UK PR agency of the year on twelve occasions and is one of the UK's 50 best SME workplaces according to Great Places to Work® Institute. Tony retains an active consultancy role with Governments, organisations and companies. He heads the agency's Corporate Practice, which includes crisis management and transactions teams. His work is split between building reputations for organisations growing rapidly in the market and protecting the reputations of those with a leading position to maintain.

  • Brian Lord OBE

    Brian Lord OBE

    Managing Director, PGI Cyber

    Brian has twenty one years experience and acumen in developing, communicating and implementing strategic vision and planning; operational and Programmatic design; business modelling and change and multi-site operational delivery. He has high credibility, nationally and internationally for strong and inspirational operational and thought leadership of large multi-disciplined teams, including mix of military and civilian staff and respective cultures. Brian has strengths in planning and fusing national and international government partners and industry capabilities into outputs that deliver operational, political, reputational and commercial value. He is highly experienced in senior customer engagement up to ministerial, senior official and Defence Chiefs level.

  • Mary Starks

    Director of Competition, FCA

    I was hired to start a new function at FCA, to lead the organisation in meeting its statutory objective to promote competition in the interests of consumers. We built the competition division from scratch up to its current strength of 90 people, and have a major programme of competition casework underway. In parallel, I oversaw the creation of the Payment Systems Regulator, and acted as Managing Director and executive Board member in its early days while we recruited a permanent head. I interact regularly with Government and Parliament, the financial services industry, the fintech community, consumer advocates, legal and other advisers, and international counterparts (eg via the OECD). I speak regularly in public, at academic conferences, and in the media.


The Ned, 27 Poultry, London