Our Future Horizons Conference was held in April 2017 and brought together leading thinkers to look at the big challenges facing financial services over the next 15 years.
We looked at the future risks and opportunities these changes bring for regulation, financial services and wider society.
The conference centred on a set of ‘stories’ which created imaginary narratives on how the next 15 years could play out – videos of these stories are available below and can be used to stimulate discussion in your own businesses.
In our report we introduce a selection of these stories. We outline the main drivers behind each potential future, how these futures may look, and the challenges they could present for policy makers and regulators. The stories in this report highlight four themes:
- The role of data
Alongside this report we have published 23 expert papers that helped us develop the stories used at the conference.
- Technology knows no barriers
- Platforms for here and now
- Big data, big news
- Rise of the data broker
- Stagnant growth & policy uncertainty
- An Inwards focus
- Waking up to climate change
- New technology changing opinions
- The Future of Funding for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the UK
- Future Issues in Bank Taxation
- The changing face and nature of products and services - Do Keep Up…
- IHS Markit Scenario on wholesale
- The Ageing Population and Financial Services
- Direct Line Group Paper
- Bank Dis-Intermediation - The Role of eCommunities
- The future of the financial sector 2020‐2030: a political economy perspective
- Whatever happened to crowdfunding?
- Financing the transition: How Climate Change Could Impact the Financial System
- Market abuse
- Met Eva the future face of the invisible bank
- Future Issues in Unsecured Consumer Debt
- Challenges countering fraud money laundering
- The Future of Global Financial Regulation
- The EU Market Abuse Regime – is it fit for purpose?
- Financing inequality
- From pipes to platforms
- A banking renaissance – making trust and culture central to 21st century retail banking
- Disruptive Technology and the Future of Financial Services: A Generational Analysis
- A novel and quantitative perspective of the SEC