Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019

Linklaters is proud to sponsor the 5th annual Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) at London’s Guildhall on 29th and 30th April 2019.

Billed as the most anticipated global FinTech event of the year, the annual IFGS is once again taking over London and the historic Guildhall for two days – Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th April.

FinTech has changed how we look at financial services. It is shaping how the next generation will interact and think about finance. Catalysed by the financial crash 10 years ago, it has evolved into a powerful global movement driven by companies delivering ideas that harness the power of the digital age to create better, sustainable services for a more diverse community.

The IFGS will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: the UK, showcasing the very best of industry and the global and cross-sector nature of financial innovation.

What we’ll be doing at Innovate Finance Global Summit

There will be lots going on at our stand

You can find us within the exhibition space at the conference where our experts will be speaking about what we’re currently doing across the fintech landscape, including; investing and partnering with fintech companies, developing our own technology and automated platforms and advising a diverse client base at all stages of growth across the full fintech spectrum.

Our team will also be on hand to demo and discuss our flagship technology start-up, nakhoda, together with ISDA Create-IM, a new online solution recently developed by Linklaters and ISDA, that automates the process of producing and agreeing initial margin (IM) documentation and facilitates the creation of valuable structured legal data.

We'll be hosting a roundtable: The future is automated

We will be hosting a roundtable and welcoming Richard Cohen, General Counsel and Head of Strategy at Nivaura and Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel at ISDA, to discuss the latest solutions, developments and legal and regulatory challenges in the automation of the life-cycle of financial products.

The automation of the life-cycle of financial products – whether securities, loans or derivatives – has historically been piecemeal and siloed, often requiring lengthy negotiations, manual inputting of data and lengthy systems integrations. The market is now at a tipping point, with new technological solutions (including process automation platforms, blockchain and smart contracts) and market initiatives offering dramatic increases in the degree of automation in the life-cycle of financial products. That has potentially significant benefits, notably in terms of risk and cost reduction, and opens the possibility for end-to-end automation: from contract negotiation through to clearing and settlement. 

Richard Hay will be speaking on a panel

In addition, Linklaters UK Head of Fintech, Richard Hay, will be speaking on the panel entitled "Innovation in cross-border payments", to be held at 9am on Tuesday 30th April.

Will you be attending?

We look forward to seeing you there, so drop us an email if you would like to meet up, visit us at our stand or attend our panel or roundtable.  However, if you can’t make it we’ll be Tweeting from @Linklaterstech Twitter account 

The full agenda for IFGS is available here