Sir Jasper Hollom, KBE, HonFCT

Many of you will have seen the very sad news of Sir Jasper’s passing in the national newspapers. At the age of 96, our younger members and students may be forgiven for asking what role Sir Jasper played in the life of the ACT. On 10 May 1979, standing in for the Governor of the Bank of England (Gordon Richardson) who was out of the country on business, Sir Jasper stepped forward as the ACT’s very first key note speaker. He was then Deputy Governor, and subsequently become the chair of the City Takeover Panel. At the meeting he was

US money-fund rules: corporates will just have to get a little smarter

Monday 28 July

New US institutional money market fund rules will come into effect over a couple of years. But expect funds and investors to change much faster than that. And we have new rules to look forward to in Europe in due course. Non-financial corporates have opposed new money-fund rules. But now they have to live with them. Changes for US prime funds that corporates use1

Dusseldorf June 2014…

The travelling roadshow that is the ACT flagship conference series added its fourth leg (to the UK, Middle East and Asia) at the end of June in Dusseldorf.

We were delighted to work closely with the German treasury and CFO associations, the VDT and GEFIU respectively and IAFEI to produce our first full day formal conference in continental Europe. And boy, did we have a show!

Glasgow, Annual Conference 2014. Day three. Last words

I left this blog last night before our ‘Eat, Drink, Connect’ festivities. How did it go? A resounding success is definitely the verdict even though some of us bailed out fairly early! And then, Wow! That was the way to end!

A fantastic turnout for the Question Time panel moderated by Kirsty Wark. Great entertainment, some lively debate and a really bright, engaged audience. And that could easily be our theme for the whole conference!

Glasgow, Annual Conference 2014. Day two, (almost) done and dusted

I am writing at the end of the work day but before the evening ‘Eat, Drink, Connect’ networking event.

A wise move you might say – although I am moderating a Track session at 9am on Friday morning and there’s a talkingtreasury at 8am to get us started! Hopefully there won’t be a fire alarm going off in my hotel tonight – a 1.30am wake up call which some people enjoyed will not make me happy!