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PPP and IFSL's role - the World Bank Conference

International Financial Services London (IFSL) is the only independent organisation representing the whole UK financial services industry. We are a membership body, and firms and professional assocations working in the UK are welcome to join. We promote the industry around the world, influence trade policy and publish definitive research on the sector. IFSL's PPP Advisory Group's role was highlighted in this presentation to the World Bank's PPPI Days Conference.

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PPP and IFSL's role - the World Bank Conference

  1. 1. Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Days Washington, D.C. 15 th - 18 th December 2008 International Financial Services, London
  2. 2. Membership <ul><li>Funded by Members’ subscriptions (140+) </li></ul>Accountancy firms. Law firms. Asset managers. Consultants. Banks - clearing and investment. Exchanges. Insurers and insurance brokers. Professional & trade associations Shipping services.
  3. 3. IFSL <ul><li>Independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-sectoral. </li></ul><ul><li>Representative. </li></ul><ul><li>--- </li></ul><ul><li>Not a lobbying organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid duplication of work. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a government body. </li></ul><ul><li>--- </li></ul><ul><li>A “Key Partner” with FCO, UKTI and the Corporation of London - with service contracts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Does IFSL Do? <ul><li>Research: Compiles reports and statistics that raise awareness of importance of London and the UK as an international financial centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade: Works towards the opening of financial markets and removal of barriers to trade in services. </li></ul><ul><li>International: Organises events at home and abroad that promote skills and expertise that can be accessed from the UK. PPP is a vital component of this work. </li></ul>
  5. 5. International Promotion <ul><li>Demand-led, especially PPP. </li></ul><ul><li>Outward looking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flow of information to members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory groups of practitioners, for example the PPP group. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional groups, for example India, China, Middle East, Africa. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on UK and international experience. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Members’ PPP Strengths <ul><ul><li>Depth and breadth of experience of all sectors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience in virtually every country. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development and application of tested principles, in unique circumstances, of each sector and country. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating procurement, legal, technical and financial advice with banking and investment. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. IFSL Marketing <ul><ul><li>Working collectively to open new markets, using key relationship with UKTI and FCO posts abroad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being a ‘one-stop-shop’ for access to UK financial services expertise. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking part in the proposed new Financial Services Board as a key stakeholder, with the Corporation of London and the Greater London Assembly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting PPP as a solution, and IFSL’s unique capacity-building capability: ‘Action Learning’. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Focused – products and markets. </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioners set the agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>Working between public and private sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Openness to overseas investors. </li></ul><ul><li>Collective promotion of UK-based expertise. </li></ul>
  9. 9. International Financial Services, London (IFSL) Richard Normington Senior Manager, International Group. Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 9108 Fax: +44 (0)20 7213 9131 UK Mobile: 07 929 000 582 Email: