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FRC Annual Conference


The Financial Reporting Council hosts an annual stakeholder conference on issues that impact the capital markets in supporting UK economic growth.

Slides from our previous conferences are below.


2016 FRC Conference

Culture to Capital: aligning corporate behaviour with long term performance

Date: 20 September 2016 
Location: Mansion House, Mansion House Place, London EC4N 8LB

The Financial Reporting Council’s 2016 conference will focus on the theme of corporate culture and will follow the launch of the FRC’s Culture Coalition report.
Through a range of keynote addresses, panel sessions and high-level discussions, the conference will explore the relationship between corporate culture and value creation, and the link to good governance by companies and effective stewardship by investors. It will highlight good practice examples and explore the challenges of getting culture right.
Some of the issues to be tackled on the day include:
  • Does corporate culture affect long-term value?
  • Who is responsible for corporate culture?
  • How important is ‘tone from the top’ for driving behaviour and culture?
  • How can you measure, monitor and report on culture?
  • How can you embed values and behaviour across all levels of the organisation?
This event aims to bring together those with an interest in drivers of long term corporate performance including, asset managers and investors, chief executives, non- executive directors, chief risk officers, finance directors, company secretaries, HR directors, external and internal auditors, professional advisers, regulators and professional bodies.

 FRC Conference 2016 Report
 FRC Conference 2016 Transcript

Previous Conferences

Capital Markets Union and Corporate Governance: How can investor stewardship be enhanced in Europe?

Date: 25 June 2015
Location: London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square

This conference brought together investors, industry leaders, academics and regulators to consider how investor stewardship can be enhanced in Europe. It discussed how a European Capital Markets Union would shape corporate governance and stewardship to facilitate efficient capital movements.

Speakers included Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, Martin Wheatley, former CEO FCA and Stephanie Flanders, Chief Market Strategist (UK & Europe) JP Morgan. 

 Capital Markets Union and corporate governance: how can investor stewardship be enhanced?

Long termism, stewardship and growth: Are markets meeting the challenge?

Date: 24 June 2014
Location: London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square

This conference considered two main issues: equity, risk capital and long-term company growth; and board engagement and transparency to enhance public and investor trust in companies. A key focus was how a long-term approach can be instilled in both company management and investors. The financial crisis demonstrated the destructive effects of chronic short-termism, not only in the banking sector but also more widely in our corporate sector.

Speakers included Gay Huey-Evans, Deputy Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, Sir Jon Cunliffe - Deputy Governor, Financial Stability, Bank of England and Harriet Green, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook Group.

 Conference Summary- Long-termism, stewardship and growth: are markets meeting the challenge?
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