The CSFI is an international think-tank, and its New York offshoot links it in to the world’s largest financial markets, bringing US participation to its work and sponsorship. The Centre holds occasional meetings in New York, and draws on its membership links there to advance its research programme. The US branch is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt corporation.
In September 2011, the New York CSFI set up a New York Advisory Council for the CSFI, chaired by Geoffrey Bell. The purpose of this is threefold:
- to help build a small(ish) New York programme, partially tied to and partially independent of our London programme;
- to act as a sounding board for US concerns that ought to get a hearing in Europe; and (inevitably);
- to expand our funding base (we already have a US 501(c)3 corporation in the US, which can accept donations in a tax-efficient way).
Funding is of course an important issue and for now, it is our aim to find sponsors/hosts for individual events. So far - so good, though we are trying to expand the list of organisations who are interested in supporting these events.
To be announced
Recent CSFI events in New York
November 29, 2012 A CSFI New York breakfast discussion with Mark Boleat (City of London Corporation), John Walsh (McKinsey & Co) and John Heimann.
May 9, 2012 Setting the world to rights: A lunchtime roundtable discussion with Martin Wolf (Financial Times).
April 10, 2012 A CSFI New York round-table discussion with a City of London delegation : Stewart Fraser, Mark Boleat and Andre Villeneuve.
February 23, 2012 Europe's crisis and its impact on the trans-Atlanticfinancial services sector . A CSFI New York dinner for Europe and discussion with David Harley (former European Parliament Secretary-General) and Nat Copsey (Aston Centre for Europe).
September 15, 2011 A dinner discussion to launch the US Advisory Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.
November 8, 2010 Financial re-regulation – the transatlantic divide. A round-table discussion on regulatory convergence/divergence in the US and Europe, with Barbara Matthews (BCM International Regulatory Analytics), Chris Thompson (Accenture), Douglas Elliott (Brookings Institution), Charles Taylor (Pew Financial Reform Project) and John Heimann.