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Social Housing Finance Conference

Thursday, 03 May 2018
09:00 - 17:00
200 Aldersgate, St. Paul’s, London EC1A 4HD
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The sector’s leading one-day conference for finance professionals to explore the latest insight and best practice in strategic and technical financial management.

The Social Housing Finance Conference is now established as the sector’s leading one-day conference for finance professionals which grapples with the latest strategic and technical finance issues.

 

 

Only 10 places left - book now to secure your place

 

 

Key topics for 2018

  • State of the economy
  • Brexit: how is it impacting UK housing?
  • Managing key risks and market exposures
  • Grenfell – the sector response and Hackitt Review
  • Investment for new and existing homes
  • Balancing social and commercial activity
  • Regulatory update
  • Service transformation and efficiency
  • Re-thinking treasury strategies

Highlights

  • The conference will start with leading national economists providing in-depth analysis and commentary on the economic climate and potential risks
  • The new chair of the Social Housing Regulator, Simon Dow, will be making his first speaking appearance
  • Over 40 speakers will provide you with the best insight and take homes around the following themes:
  1. Delivery models that work
  2. How to fund modular construction
  3. Managing relationships with investors
  4. Futureproofing your treasury function
  5. Balancing social purpose and commerciality
  • JLL and Savills will be coming together to set out a new vision for valuations
  • Examine how the sector should respond to the Hackitt review, to ensure we build quality homes which are safe for residents
  • Hear from heavyweight treasury and finance leaders from Clarion, Sanctuary and Places for People
  • Get the latest on the evolution of Council Companies: how they are working and where there are opportunities
  • Hear how Genesis Notting Hill, Gentoo and Paradigm are transforming their business and managing risks
  • Join over 350 of your peers from across the housing community to create solutions, forge new partnerships, galvanise existing ones to advance the sector
  • Be part of the sector’s leading, largest, most comprehensive and current one-day conference designed and delivered specifically for you

 

 

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Speakers include:

Rita Akushie, group finance director, Thames Valley Housing
Dr Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconomics, NIESR

Andy Barnard, partner, Trowers and Hamlins

Hannah Breitschädel, partner, Altair
Chris Buckle, director, residential research, Savills
George Buckley, chief economist, Nomura
Beth Collett, partner, banking, Addleshaw Goddard
Matt Cooper, tax and treasury director, Places for People
Mark Davie, head of social housing, M&G Investments
Peter Denton, group finance director, Hyde Housing
Simon Dow, chair, regulation committee, RSH
Fennella Edge, treasurer, THFC

Elizabeth Froude, deputy chief executive (designate), Genesis

Ruby Giblin, partner, Winckworth Sherwood
Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills
David Jepson, interim chief executive, Gentoo
Tony King, group treasurer, Sanctuary

Rebecca Larkin, senior economist, Construction Products Association
Craig Luttman, regional managing director – counties, L&Q
Fiona MacGregor, executive director, regulation, RSH
Robin Oliver, senior strategy manager, affordable housing, TfL

Lisa Oxley, executive director of finance and ICT, Onward Homes
Geoff Pearce, executive director of regeneration and development, Swan
Richard Petty, lead director – residential advisory, JLL
Miranda Plowden, business development director, SYHA
Andrew Savege, head of regeneration, Morgan Sindall Investments Limited
Andrew Screen, managing director, Resi Capital Management

Patrick Shaw, finance director, Red Door Ventures
Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, CIH
Sarah Smith, chief financial officer, Optivo

Kate Still, chief operating officer, WM Housing
Ray Tierney, relationship director, Lloyds
Mark Washer, chief financial officer, Clarion

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2018 programme

 

08:00 Registration

 

09:00 Chair’s opening remarks

 

Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive, CIH

 

09:05 The economic outlook

 

The opening session of the conference will see leading economists provide an in-depth view of the current and future macro and micro-economic outlook. Delegates will gain up-to-date analysis of the global and domestic picture and what this means for the sector.

 

Dr Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconomics, NIESR

Dr George Buckley, chief economist, Nomura

Rebecca Larkin, senior economist, construction products association

 

09:40 Regulatory update

 

The newly named Regulator of Social Housing will provide an update on their approach to their regulatory framework.

 

Simon Dow, chair, regulation committee, RSH

 

10:05 Delivery: What models work?

 

One million homes, by 2020, how? The government has thrown down the gauntlet to the sector to develop more homes, across all tenures. To meet this challenge the sector is ramping up its development plans. Currently you’ll find various types of delivery models, from the more traditional JVs between housing associations and developers; those between associations and councils; and some which bring together local authorities, developers and associations.

 

This session will explore and showcase different partnerships and how they are structured.

 

Miranda Plowden, business development director, SYHA

Stephen Teagle, chief executive, partnerships and regeneration, Galliford Try

Andrew Dawber, director, Civitas Housing Advisors

Darren Carter, investment manager, social property, Cheyne Capital

 

10:45 Morning break and networking

 

11:05 A view from the funders

 

Housing associations continue to face significant financial pressure, by welfare reforms and the increasing gap between income and housing costs. In response to these pressures and with an acute supply challenge, many housing associations are looking for new ways to finance their operations, alongside the traditional funding options.

 

Whether it is bonds, private placements or institutional investment our panellists will offer their honest view of what the social housing market looks like and whether it continues to be a strong and attractive investment.

 

Beth Collett, partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Mark Davie, head of social housing, M&G Investments

Fennella Edge, treasurer, THFC

Amelia Henning, global infrastructure debt, Barings

 

11:45 Re-thinking your treasury strategy

 

Treasury teams across the sector, in response to the changing environment, are re-thinking their frameworks to ensure that they are agile and able to capitalise on opportunities and provide ambitious organic growth. Future-proofing your funding and risk management platforms is of paramount importance to mitigate any potential capital constraints.

 

With this in mind, this session will bring together three organisations to share their thoughts on their approach to treasury management and how this role is becoming more important in the way that their businesses are financed.

 

Matt Cooper, tax and treasury director, Places for People

Peter Denton, group finance director, Hyde Housing

Ray Tierney, relationship director, Lloyds

 

12:20 Making a regulated business a commercial success

 

In an era of increased cross-subsidy balancing your social and commercial mission is a complex business objective, especially when satisfying the needs of the regulator. Our panel will share their thoughts on how you successfully manage your core social purpose while driving commercial growth.

 

Tony King, group treasurer, Sanctuary

Fiona Macgregor, executive director, regulation, RSH

Mark Washer, chief financial officer, Clarion

 

12:55 Marginal gains: enabling development through efficiency

 

Chris Buckle, director, residential research, Savills

Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills

 

13:15 Lunch

 

14:15 The Hackitt Review: Next steps

 

The Hackitt review will have far reaching consequences for the sector. Our panelists will explore what it will mean for you and your organisation. Expect debate around investment requirements, relationships with leaseholders and shared owners and the future of valuations.

 

Richard Petty, lead director – residential advisory, JLL

Sarah Smith, chief financial officer, Optivo

Kate Still, chief operating officer, WM Housing

Mark London, partner, Devonshires

 

14:55 How do we solve the land conundrum?

 

The government has announced that it is to launch a review into ‘land banking’, which many cite as one of the reason’s which limits the increase in the supply of homes. With land prices varying across the country, the viability of schemes will undoubtedly vary, but unlocking and assembling affordable land is fundamental if the sector is going to deliver the homes that are needed.

 

This session will bring together different players in the housing market to debate, discuss and showcase how they are bringing land to the market.

 

Craig Luttman, regional managing director – counties, L&Q

Peter Elliott, head of property development, TfL

 

15:30 Afternoon refreshment break

 

Breakouts

 

15:50 Breakout A: Local solutions for a national issue

 

It is thought that by 2020 around half of English councils will have set up a local housing company, with most building on council land. These new housing providers play and will play a pivotal role in meeting local housing need, whether it be affordable housing or housing for market sale or rent.

 

With the steady evolution of LHCs, this session will examine and explore the form and function of these new entities, with a specific focus on the financial and funding arrangements and how they are making their schemes viable.

 

Andrew Sevage, head of investments, Morgan Sindall Investments

Bill Flood, managing director, Wokingham Homes

Patrick Shaw, finance director, Red Door Ventures

 

Chair: Hannah Breitschädel, partner, Altair

 

15:50 Breakout B: Build to Rent: the experts view

 

As housing providers have announced their expansion into the BTR market, this session will bring together experts both in and out of sector to share their thoughts and insights on this growing tenure.

 

Rita Akushie, finance director, Thames Valley Housing

Andrew Screen, managing director, Resi Capital Management 

 

Chair: Andy Barnard, partner, Trowers and Hamlins

 

16:20 Breakout C: The future of valuations

 

JLL and Savills will be setting out a new vision for valuations, which will look to move away from the old EUV-SH. 

 

Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills

Richard Petty, lead director - residential advisory, JLL

 

16:20 Breakout D: Modular construction: A viable solution?

 

Our panel will debate and discuss whether MMC is a scalable option, and if so what tenures will it be able to supply. The session will take an end to end view, from valuations through to securities.

 

Geoff Pearce, executive director of regeneration and development, Swan

Ruby Giblin, partner, Winckworth Sherwood

Graham Sibley, market development manager, NHBC

Craig Wilson, commercial banking director, Metrobank

 

16:50 Transforming your business: Meeting the challenges of the current and future landscape

 

The final session of the day will bring together all the key points in the transformation agenda and examine how organisation are reimagining the way they do business.

 

Julian Ashby, chair, Paradigm

Elizabeth Froude, deputy chief exeuctive, Notting Hill Genesis

David Jepson, interim chief executive, Gentoo 

Lisa Oxley, executive director, finance and ICT, Onward

 

17:30 Chair’s closing remarks and close

Venue Information

200 Aldersgate, St. Paul’s, London EC1A 4HD

 

The St. Paul’s venue is conveniently located in the heart of the City, right next to London Wall and the Museum of London. Just 5 minutes from both Barbican and St Paul’s tube stations, and 10 minutes from Farringdon and Moorgate. Our venue overlooks the Museum of London, so follow signs to the Museum and you will find our venue right next door.

 

By Underground, St Paul’s - Central line
On exiting the station follow St Martin Le-Grand north towards Aldersgate Street and the Museum of London. When you arrive at the Museum of London roundabout our venue is located on the left. Look for the circular artwork in the window and go through the revolving doors.

 

By Underground, Barbican - Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines
On exiting the station turn right on to Aldersgate Street. Follow Aldersgate Street south towards London Wall and the Museum of London. As you arrive at the roundabout for Museum of London our venue is on the right. Cross over the zebra crossing and look for the circular artwork in the window and go through the revolving doors to reception.

 

By Train
Aldersgate Station is located near Moorgate and Farringdon railway stations, and is around a 10 minute walk from both.

 

By Bus
The closest bus stop is at the Museum of London and is served directly by the number 4 and 56. Other services also serve Barbican and St Pauls and our venue is a short walk from both these locations.


The nearest ’Boris Bike’ docking stations are located directly outside 200 Aldersgate and adjacent to the Museum of London.

 

Parking
The closest car park is located next to the venue at 158 – 170 Aldersgate Street. Visit www.ncp.co.uk for more details.

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For general enquiries you can contact Social Housing at:

3rd Floor, 4 Harbour Exchange Square, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9GE

Tel: 0207 772 8300
Fax: 020 7772 8590/91

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