London Stock Exchange Group welcomes City HR Association

To mark the 10th anniversary of the City HR Conference, and to commemorate the 45th year of acting as the hub and voice for HR in financial services, The Rt Hon Lord Mayor Alderman Charles Bowman today performed the Market Opening Ceremony in conjunction with the Association.

The City HR Board was joined by leading HR Directors from banks, insurance companies and asset management firms at today's opening of the London Markets before commencing the annual conference which was also opened by the Lord Mayor. The theme of the conference was aligned to the people agenda for the next five years, specifically "Business and HR Transformation: Opportunities and Disruptors".

Culture and talent continue to be the foundation on which financial services build their employee value proposition and serve their stakeholders. Whilst the next five years will present challenges to the people agenda including Brexit, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber-crime, the HR profession acts as the custodian and champion of that intangible asset that can make a positive difference – its employees who comprise a diverse and imaginative workforce.

Andrea Eccles, Chief Executive of the City HR Association Limited, commented:
"We were delighted to be invited to the London Stock Exchange today to perform the Market Open Ceremony. The venue is particularly relevant as the home of the motto Dictum Meum Pactum or “My Word is My Bond”. Organisations are constantly assessing their culture and values in the spirit of wanting to do the right thing. This is against the backdrop of fast change driven by technology and globalisation. There is no better place for HR leaders to congregate to address these issues and we are appreciative to the Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman, for officially opening these discussions".

The City HR Association Limited was formed in 1973 and represents the Human Resources function within 185 organisations. These comprise banks, asset management firms and insurance organisations (underwriters, brokers and companies). Membership extends to organisations who provide expert services to the financial services sector. The Association serves as the voice and information hub of the City HR profession and frequently contributes to best practice, working parties and articles which align business to the people agenda.