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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September 2021 and October 2021, our event series enabled a better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

How best to regulate the bank cloud boom?

The adoption of the cloud by banks is hard to regulate given the rapidly growing supply of services by third parties. But financial regulators are increasingly turning their sights on the megatrend.

The key to navigating a hard market

The hard market is here to stay. But new opportunities are still available – here’s how industry veterans spotted the potential for an insurance start-up, raising $1.1bn on the London Stock Exchange in December.

Conditions right for real estate M&A activity

Real estate has been a safe haven for investors, with low interest rates across the world. But it’s also a sector in flux, due to economic uncertainty, new technologies and changing working environments. David Prosser says that’s good news for M&A.

New tax measures for 2022

Angela Clegg outlines changes scheduled for April 2022 involving uncertain tax treatments, plastic packaging tax, residential property developer tax, MTD for VAT, trading licences, QAHCs, reliefs for the creative sector, tonnage tax, and national insurance.

Webinars and virtual events

Did you know you get specialised webinars as part of your ICAEW Financial Services membership? With topics ranging from IFRS17, Climate Change, and opportunities to hear direct from UK regulators such as the FRC, FCA or the Bank of England.

Upcoming features

Date and time Webinar title Accessibility and cost  Booking 

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More Financial Services Faculty webinars coming shortly.

For ICAEW Financial Services members only

See the full list of available events and webinars.

On-demand webinars and recordings

Date and time of event Webinar title Access your learning
 18 January 2022 CASS Audits 2022 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members
this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.
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Multiple during September 2021 and October 2021 

ESG Risk Series
Topics discussed will follow the science-data-risk-reporting-assurance theme. This will enable you, the audience, to treat the series as an introduction to ESG principles and requirements and appreciate all the challenges of meeting them. 

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26 May 2021 LIBOR Transition: The Regulators' View
This webinar is a fantastic opportunity to hear direct from the FCA and the Bank of England, on their perspective of LIBOR. Ideally suited to SMEs, but for all those involved in LIBOR 
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01 March 2021

CASS Audits 2021 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members, this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.

Watch here
11 February 2021
COVID-19: A scientific perspective - looking to the future
Brought to you by the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this webinar provides a conversation with Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor on COVID-19 Research & Innovation.
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See the full list of on-demand webinars and recordings.

Female student and professional

LIBOR Transition: are you ready?

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR. Find out what you need to know.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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