Black Finance Talks

Friday 29th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

We speak with some of the experts in the financial industry about how they achieved success within their career, with a notable lack of diversity within this industry the black finance show aims to offer tips on how to successfully navigate a career in finance. We also speak with entrepreneurs who will offer advice on access to finance, alternative finance and scaling up your business.

Who is this for?
We invite anyone interested in pursuing a career in finance as well as entrepreneurs who need financial advice and education. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.

Chairperson

Dwain Reid

Wealth First, Founder & Motivational Speaker 

Speakers

Andy Davis

Co-founder of 10×10 & Angel Investor at Atomico

Emmanuel Asuquo

Financial Advisor as seen on Channel 4, BBC 1 & ITV

Paris Petgrave

Co-founder and CEO of We Love Work & Founder of Rare Seed
Tech Entrepreneur & Investor

Tommy Williams

Entrepreneur and former investment banker at Goldman Sachs

Yvonne Bajela

Founding Member and Principal at Impact X Capital

Serita Murray

Founder and CEO, Black Excellence Network UK

Jojo Sanders

Head of UK Equity Sales at J.P. Morgan

Ololade Adesanya

Director, EY EMEIA Financial Services

Neha Manaktala

Executive Director, Head of Digital Innovation, EMEA at JP Morgan

Marvin Moses

UK B2B Director at American Express

David Fisayo

Co-Founder of Wealth8

David Miller

Commercial Director at S&P Global

Mduduzi Mswabuki

Partner EY UK Financial Services, Co Chair Diversity & Inclusion

Agenda

6:00 – 6:20   |   Registration and Networking

6:20 – 6:30   |   Welcome and Introduction

Chairman:

Dwain Reid, Wealth First, Founder & Motivational Speaker

6:30 – 7:00   |   Finance for SME’s
{Keynote}

Creating a successful start up requires defining a clear problem statement, creating a unique solution, building a strong team and executing on your vision. At J.P. Morgan CIB we work to help partner, grow and invest in startups that are strategically aligned to the journey of the bank. This session will focus on our views in the life cycle of a start up from idea generation to team building to financing.

Neha Manaktala, Executive Director, Head of Digital Innovation, EMEA at JP Morgan

 

7:00 – 7:30   |   A Career in Finance
{Professionals Power Panel}

This session will show you how to align yourself with the evolving landscape of the finance industry. Highlighting the need for increased diversity in the industry and more importantly, how aspiring Black Financiers can best fill this talent gap to push the industry forward.

A must attend session for anyone looking for the best tips and advice on how to enter this dynamic industry and thrive.

Jojo Sanders, Head of UK Equity Sales at J.P. Morgan
Ololade Adesanya, Director at EY EMEIA Financial Services
Serita Murray, Founder and CEO at Black Excellence Network UK
Marvin Moses, UK B2B Director at American Express

Moderator:
David Fisayo, Co-Founder, Wealth8

 

7:30 – 8:10   |  Let the Money Work for You
{Entrepreneurs Power Panel}

Finance is probably the single most important factor in either scaling up your business or getting it off the ground in the first place. Having access to funds will be a determining factor in your ultimate success. The money is out there, you just need to look in the right places.

Our panel of finance experts aim to shed some well needed light on how aspiring Black businesses can secure access to funds and more importantly educate themselves on how best to use it, maximising their growth potential more than ever before.

Andy Davis Co-founder, 10×10 and Angel Investor, Atomico
Paris Petgrave Co-founder and CEO of We Love Work & Founder of Rare Seed Tech Entrepreneur & Investor
Tommy Williams Entrepreneur and former investment banker at Goldman Sachs
Yvonne Bajela, Founding Member and Principal, Impact X Capital

Moderator:
Emmanuel Asuquo Financial Advisor as seen on Channel 4, BBC 1 & ITV

 

8:10 – 8:25   |  Networking Break

8:30 – 8:45   |   Re-Education: Generational Wealth
{Keynote}

As wealth in Black communities continues to grow, our ideas in relation to it need to grow also. Understanding true wealth creation and the value of the ‘Black Pound’ was not taught at school but through re-educating ourselves and becoming of aware of the many options available to us, we can better leverage our wealth and create lasting value in our communities. This session will highlight just some of the many avenues we can take to better manage our money and how it can be used to boost Black economies at scale for future generations.

David Miller, Commercial Director at S&P Global

8:45 – 9:00   | Mduduzi Mswabuki, Partner EY UK Financial Services, Co Chair Diversity & Inclusion

9:25 – 9:30   |  Closing Remarks

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