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AFB Virtual Panel Discussion: Diversity and Inclusion in foreign banks operating in the UK

The recent Discussion Paper 21/2 published by the FCA, PRA and Bank of England demonstrates clearly how seriously the regulators consider D&I and its importance for the financial services industry.   The regulators’ view is that there is a long way to go in the financial services sector, citing the lack of diversity at senior management and Board level as areas of concern. On behalf of our members, the AFB has responded to DP 21/2 using the results of a member survey, which included the key questions posed by the regulators.

The easiest way to book your place is through the AFB’s automated events booking system on the website.  Please note your username is your bank e-mail address and if you cannot recall your password, or have not yet set one up, you can click the ‘Recover you login details’ option on the login page and follow the instructions.

Join our panel debate moderated by Michael Cole-Fontayn, one of the most senior bankers in the City and hear from some key representatives in the industry about what this means for non-UK banks as they respond to the regulatory focus on D&I.

Why attend?

The panel will discuss their views and recommendations on what non-UK banks should be considering and will discuss the following questions:

  •        Given the different business models and sizes of non-UK banks, how should any new requirements be tailored in order to be proportionate?
  •        How can non-UK banks balance the regulatory requirements in their home countries with those of the UK regulators?
  •        What sort of data should firms be collecting and should reporting be restricted to the UK entities only?
  •        Should statistics be reported at individual bank level? 
  •        Should non-UK banks be able take account the particular characteristics of their home jurisdiction when reporting to the FCA and/or providing information for disclosure?
  •        How do you effectively measure D&I and especially inclusion?

Who should attend?

HR & DE&I Professionals, Legal and Compliance Officers, CEOs or Managers who are responsible for diversity and inclusion in their organisation



Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman at The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Independent Director JPMorgan Securities Plc



Joanna Chatterton, Partner and Head of Employment Team, Fox Williams LLP


Anna Lane, Founder & CEO, The Wisdom Council and President, Women in Banking & Finance


Pierre Vinci, General Manager, CIC London


Rosie Warin, CEO, Kin&CO



Please note the AFB has a new website and member portal, you will need to log in to our member portal to complete your event registration.  The log in details you used previously on our old website will no longer work.  Your username is your email address, use the ‘Recover your log in details’ button as this will allow you to set a password.  Alternatively,  If you cannot remember your password, you can reset this here or email  You will receive details on how to join the session a few days before the event.

Format:           Virtual Panel Discussion (platform:TBC)

Cost:               Included in AFB Membership

Date:               3 December 2021

Time:              09:00 – 10:00 – Virtual Panel Discussion

Participants should ensure they can join by video. There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the session, however, if you would like to submit a question before or have any specific questions or areas that you would like the panel to address, please send them to the AFB at  as soon as practicable. The Panel discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule, in order to promote free and constructive discussion.

You will receive details on how to join the Virtual Panel Discussion a few days before the event.