EmTech Global

Innovation, Adaptation and Transformation: Opportunities in Investment Management - Partnering for Success

7th March | 09:00 - 17:00

Location: CodeNode, 10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB

Event Overview

A showcase event of the Global Investment Futures campaign and in partnership with the Investment Association, the City of London Corporation and the Department for Business and Trade, the IA Engine is again pleased to invite you to this in-person event.

EmTech Global 2024 is once again bringing together industry leaders and subject experts from around the globe to discuss the latest trends and innovations in financial technology.


With a focus on topics such as AI, Quantum, Tokenisation, gamefication and the Metaverse, EmTech continues to be a key event in the global FinTech and investment management calendar.


Experience a fast paced agenda, as we explore trends and insights through enlightening keynotes and fireside chats, engaging panel discussions, and power pitches by Engine Innovators.


Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, business leader, or policy maker, EmTech Global 2024 will equip you with the knowledge and connections you need to navigate the rapidly evolving tech landscape. Don’t miss out as places are limited.

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Group discount: use the promotional code GROUP for 20% discount on bookings of five or more people.


The event will feature solution showcases from 10 innovative FinTech firms that have, or will be, participating in the Engine Innovator Programme, and we will hear from industry leaders on topics such as:  


    •   Adaption, resilience and transformation: Where are we now, where do we want to be, how can we get there?
    • The rise of Quantum and AI – what it really means for Investment Management
  •   Tokenisation and the future of funds
  •   FinTech investment, collaboration and regulation
  •   Challenges and opportunities facing investments, operations and distribution
  • Gamification, retailisation and transformation: the changing consumer landscape

Arrive & kick off the day with some breakfast and pre-event networking

  •   Lara Lewington, Broadcaster and Journalist
  •   Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association
  •   Maximilian McKechnie, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Symon Garfield, Director – Capital Markets Advisory & Digital Strategy, Microsoft


  • • Moderator – Gillian Painter, Head of Membership and Engine The Investment Association 
  • Nasir Zubari, CEO, LHoFT
  • Ali Hassan, Senior Representative, Europe and North America, DIFC
  • Fumin Feng, Head, Asset Management and Funds Division, MAS
  • Naomi Takegoshi, Relationship Manager, FinCity.Tokyo/ Senior Manager, JIAM (The Consortium for Japan International Asset Management Center Promotion)
  • Jason Webb, Director of Web3, SS&C


A chance to have a tea/coffee and meet fellow attendees.

  • Jonathan Lipkin, Director, Policy, Strategy and Innovation, The Investment Association
  • Nike Trost, Head of Asset Management, Funds & Pensions Market Analysis & Policy at Financial Conduct Authority
  • • Moderator – James King, Senior Policy Adviser, The Investment Association
  • Prabhakaran Pitchandi, Vice President and Global Head of BFSI Analytics and Insights, Tata Consultancy Services
  • James Palles-Dimmock, CEO, Quantum Motion

Join us for some lunch. A perfect opportunity to connect with speakers and attendees.

  • • Moderator – John Allan, Head of Innovation & Operations Unit, The Investment Association
  • Amarjit Singh, Partner, EY
  • Anna Matson, Senior Vice President, Digital Assets & Financial Markets, Northern Trust
  • Steve Harker, Head of Architecture and Strategy, LGIM
  • • Moderator – Julia Streets, Founder and CEO, Streets Consulting
  • Hilary Smyth-Allen, Executive Director, SuperTech West Midlands
  • Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair of CFIT (Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology)
  • Rashee Pandey, Associate Director, Membership and Growth, Innovate Finance
  • • Moderator – Julia Streets, Founder and CEO, Streets Consulting


  • Tom McHugh, CEO, FINBOURNE Technology
  • Adam Toms, COO / CEO Europe, OpenFin
  • • Moderator – Carol Thomas, Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investments, The Investment Association
  • Lydia Green, Head of Unlocking Space Programme, UK Space Agency
  • Dan Osrin, Senior Manager, PWC Strategy& – Global Space Practice
  • • Moderator – Christopher Hill, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
  • Sean Hagerty, Managing Director, Europe, Vanguard
  • Richard Wilson, CEO, Interactive Investor
  • Jessica Hardman, CEO, DWS UK
  • Ann Prendergast, Head of EMEA, State Street Global Advisors
  • Darshita Gillies, Founder & CEO, Maanch
  • Rajesh Amin, CEO, 2RSquared
  • Rob Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder, Door
  • Freddie Frith, Vice President , Sales, Corlytics
  • • Moderator – Harry Thomas, Relationship & Business Development Manager, The Investment Association


  • Simon Swords, Managing Director, Fundipedia
  • John Thompson, Delivery Lead, ESG Investments
  • Allee Zhang, Sustainable Investment Director, UBS

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