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During the second half of 2018, we were trying to work out the future of the Financial Services Club in light of one of our founders, Andy Coppell's retirement. We have now made an agreement with Z/Yen, the long respected City research and consulting firm, to run our operations together for the future. More details below ...

Z/Yen & The Financial Services Club

We are delighted to announce that Z/Yen has taken over the management of the Financial Services Club (FS Club). This will offer existing Long Finance and FS Club members a combined, exciting programme of events and unprecedented access to reports and topical & informative articles. Our first combined event is on 30 January. Details are below and more news and information will follow. In the meantime, to join this exclusive club, please contact James Pitcher on 020 7562 9562 or at .

Long Finance is a Z/Yen initiative that seeks to answer the question “when would we know our financial system is working?” Since 2005 Long Finance has researched ways of building a more sustainable financial system. Over 14 years, 1,000 events, 90 studies, and 600 shared reports, Long Finance has created a supportive and caring community where people can truly question the accepted paradigms of risk and reward. Find out more at .

The Financial Services Club is a unique service aimed at senior executives and decision makers from banks, insurance companies, technology firms, consultancies…in fact, any firm that is interested in understanding and planning the future operating environment for financial services markets. The FS Club is also a general information service which provides a daily news email broadcast and access to the club's blog, written by Chris Skinner, featuring key opinion and comment. Chris Skinner remains the FS Club Chairman. Find out more at .

Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of the Z/Yen Group commented “we are delighted that two communities of financial services professionals dedicated to understanding the future have decided to combine forces. We look forward to increasing the impact of both FS Club and Long Finance to the benefit of all members.”

Forthcoming Events:

30 January 2019, “An Update on EU Financial Services Legislation And Associated Initiatives”, Dr David Doyle, EU Policy Advisor

12 February 2019, “Identity & Smart Ledgers (KYC & AML)”, Hugh Morris and Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen

Further details on the following planned events will be available soon:

21 February 2019, "Standards For Smart Ledgers", Lord Holmes of Richmond

05 March 2019, "The Global Green Finance Index", Mike Wardle, Sir Roger Gifford

21 March 2019, "Challenger Banks: White Label AI Solutions", Speaker TBC

04 April 2019, "Cyber Catastrophe & Insurance", Professor Michael Mainelli

16 April 2019, "Getting Smarter About Scandals In The City", Tim Connell

30 April 2019, "China crops up everywhere...!", Professor Michael Mainelli, Mike Wardle

15 May 2019, "Identity – What’s Needed For The City", Hugh Morris

29 May 2019, "Blockchain And The Quantum Threat", Maury Shenk

11 June 2019, "From Tally Sticks To Smart Ledgers", Professor Michael Mainelli

17 June 2019, "Gresham's Law", Dr. John Guy

27 June 2019, "Global Financial Centre Indices", Mike Wardle

More details can be found here.

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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...

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