SFE Member Update


New Chief Executive
SFE’s new Chief Executive Graeme Jones took up his post at the beginning of January.  You can learn more about Graeme at SFE Board. Graeme has been busy meeting with members, listening to their views and discussing his ideas for the future direction of SFE.  Any members who wish to set up a meeting with Graeme please contact May Houston mhouston@sfe.org.uk

Media comment from SFE is regularly updated on the SFE website


Scottish Financial Services Awards
Congratulations once again to our 2015 winners RBS, for their partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark to support entrepreneurs throughout the UK and for the successful opening of the new hatchery at their HQ.

Anyone who missed the Scottish Financial Services Awards ceremony can find out all about the four finalists at - videos.

Employment law briefing – Thanks to Burness Paul for partnering SFE in a briefing on developments in employment law.  For those unable to attend, the presentations are available here.


Breakfast Briefing with Market Gravity on Innovation in Financial Services in Scotland 2016
Date: Thursday 25th February 2016
Details and registration.

Breakfast Briefing with PA Consulting on Fintech
Date: Thursday 17th March 2016
Details and registration.

Date for the diary – SFE Annual Dinner 29 October, Glasgow


University of Edinburgh Business School has announced a packed programme of free entrepreneurial events for businesses and students, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its start-up network the E Club.

On 2nd March, the School will play host to a day-long festival, including talks from Brewdog ‘Captain’ James Watt and Gav Dutch, founder of Edinburgh tech-success Kotikan. For tickets and programme information, visit:


Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016:   29 February – 4 March

The annual campaign highlights the commitment of businesses who have invested in the skills of their workforce by providing employment straight from school.  The Glasgow Economic Leadership (GEL) is currently seeking financial and business services companies interested in being involved by either hosting an event or sharing their experience of implementing a modern apprenticeship programme.  For more details, contact Maxine McClintock, GEL, 0141 566 1512 or maxine.mcclintock@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

7th Annual Scottish Capital Investment and Infrastructure Conference

25 February, Edinburgh

The conference is for those involved in funding, financing and delivery of Scottish infrastructure.  Full details are available here.

SFE members qualify for a 10% discount and should quote SFE 10 when booking.

SFE Policy Groups & Forums Round-up

HR Forum – The dates for the HR Forum in 2016 will be circulated shortly. Any SFE members who wish to join the HR forum should contact Dan Jones djones@sfe.org.uk

PA Forum – next meeting will be held on Tuesday 1 March at SFE.  Any members wishing to join the Public Affairs Forum should contact Elaine Ravenscroft eravenscroft@sfe.org.uk

Sector Policy Groups – our SPGs, each of which meets about 4 times a year, bring members together from the different sectors of our industry to discuss current issues. We have SPGs for asset servicing, asset management, professional services, pensions/insurance and private client investment management. Each group has a co-ordinator kindly seconded to SFE by one of our professional services members. If you would like to join any of these groups, please contact May Houston mhouston@sfe.org.uk for further details.


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