Financial Services Group

Livery Professionals supporting the work of the City

The Financial Services Group of Livery Companies was founded in 2006 to coordinate the efforts of its members in supporting the Lord Mayor, the Court of Aldermen and the City of London Corporation in promoting the City of London financial and business services sector.

Today we assist the Lord Mayor not in only in this capacity, but we also organise events which are of interest to and support the FSG’s member companies and indeed to the Livery in general. We are now 13 Livery Companies, with The Guild of Investment Managers having held Observer Status since 2019 and The Guild of Entrepreneurs having held Observer Status since 2021. We are the largest such group in the Livery. We meet formally four times a year to exchange views and organise our series of events.

We can act also as a gateway for those wishing to establish businesses in the City or who require professional and financial services in their country of operation.

The current Chairman of the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies is Mark Spofforth. Mark is a Past Master of the Horners, and the Chartered Accountants. Mark is a Past President of ICAEW and was High Sheriff of West Sussex 2016-17.

Some of our recent events include:

The Annual Lectures:

  • FSG Panel: Sustainable Finance: The World in 2023
  • FSG Strategy Seminar – 2021

The Sheriff’s Challenge:

  • Originated by the FSG in 2017, this public speaking competition is for Year 12 students from London schools with the Final being held at the Old Bailey, judged by Old Bailey Judges and the Sheriffs.

Overseas Delegations:

  • eg The FSG visit to 5 Cities in China in August 2019

We are always interested to discuss any matters related to helping promoting the financial and professional services sector of the City.

Secretary: Patricia Edmunds


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