Scotland’s Financial Centre of Excellence Launch Event with UKTI

Time:  09:30 arrival, with a 10:00 start and 11:30 finish
Venue: BlackRock Investment Management, Exchange Place One, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL

UK Trade & Investment are delighted to invite you to attend an exclusive event showcasing the financial services industry in Scotland.

Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, will tell us more about the initiative – being rolled out across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom – designed to promote Scotland’s financial services sector.

A Scottish Government Minister (tbc), will outline how the Scottish Government is working to support the industry and to promote the key attractions of Scotland as a Financial Centre of Excellence.

Employing over 86,000 people directly in Scotland, with a contribution of over £8.2bn to Scottish GDP and with an estimated £800bn of assets under management from Scotland, the financial services sector is of significant importance to Scotland and the UK.

This event is kindly hosted by BlackRock. To reserve a place please click here.


09:30   Arrival and buffet breakfast

10:00   Welcome from Ian Cowan, Managing Director at BlackRock International UK

10:10   The Financial Centres of Excellence initiative - David Kane, Operations Sector Lead at UK Trade and Investment

10:15   Opening comments from TheCityUK

10:20   Key Priorities for Scotland’s Financial Services Sector - Graeme Jones, Chief Executive Scottish Financial Enterprise

10:25   Establishing Scotland’s Financial Centre of Excellence – Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland

10:35   Supporting the Scottish Financial Sector – Scottish Government Minister (tbc)

10:45   Q&A with Lord Dunlop & Scottish Government Minister (tbc)

11:00   Networking Opportunity       

11:30   Event Close