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29 March 2023 08:00-10:00 Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Banking on the Future​

You can still register for the on-demand version of the panel discussion by completing the form below...

Banking on the Future – in partnership with the Bank of England, Way of Life, Knight Frank Finance and The Instant Group - will be returning for its sixth installment on Wednesday 29th March with the aim to educate businesses on how to navigate through a fast-moving economic landscape.

The event falls at a time when interest rates have increased by 0.5% to 4%, the highest since the financial crisis of 2008, and follows the highly anticipated UK Spring budget announcement from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Additionally, the session is conveniently scheduled 1-week before the End of the Financial Year, aiming to provide a unique and highly qualified perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.

Bank of England Economist, Rob Elder, will talk on behalf of the bank to offer an exclusive analysis of the market and future trends shaping the economy. Joining Elder on the panel are industry-leading property oracles:

  • Simon Gammon, Managing Partner – Knight Frank Finance

  • Sowgol Zarinchang, Managing Director – Way of Life

Compered by deverellsmith & Hintel’s Global CEO and Founder, Andrew Deverell-Smith, one of the leading executive search consultants within the real estate industry for the last 16 years.

Further speakers will be announced during the lead-up to the event…

The session will cover:

  • An opening update from Bank of England on the modern dynamics of the economy

  • Significant changes to taxation and interest rates

  • Overview of asset classes and overseas investment

  • The effects on the investment, development and sales and lettings markets

​After the immense success of our previous two in-person events, we’re delighted to welcome our audience back to the Regent Street Cinema on Wednesday 29th March, from 08:00AM – 10:00AM. The event is limited to 220 capacity – register now to secure your place.


8:00AM – 8:30AM – Networking with pastries, teas, and coffees on arrival

8:30AM – 9:30AM - Panel discussion takes place

9:30AM – 10:00AM – Networking with refreshments

About the speakers...


Rob Elder, Senior Economist - Bank of England

Rob joined Bank of England in 1998, and for twelve years supported the Monetary Policy Committee as an economist and then senior manager.  Between 2010 and 2012 he represented the UK on the board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. When he returned he worked in Bank of England’s press office, and most recently, supported our Financial Policy Committee by running a team monitoring developments in the UK banking sector.

Rob became Bank of England’s Agent for Greater London in May 2018.

Sowgol Zarinchang, Managing Director - Way of Life

As Managing Director of Way of Life, Sowgol Zarinchang oversees the quality of the Way of Life Journey. Way of Life provides outstanding rental accommodation in central locations with exceptional customer service at its heart; marketing, managing and letting over 850 homes across the UK.​ ​

She is regular speaker at different events, member of Women in Property, Ladies in Real Estate and CREW UK mentorship programme. In 2019, Sowgol was selected one of the ‘49 women who will shape the future of UK Real Estate’ by Bisnow.

Simon Gammon, Managing Partner - Knight Frank Finance

As the mortgage market continues to respond to society and market conditions, Simon will provide an expert perspective on what we can expect from future activity. He’s worked in the sector for 20 years and is one of the founders of KFF.

Lucinda Pullinger, Managing Director - The Instant Group

Lucinda joined Instant in 2018 and now leads the UK regional business. She brings breadth of industry experience including technology, outsourcing, energy, renewables and sport across both multi-national corporations and mid size businesses. Her specialism has been HR and she has held HR consultancy, change management, talent and HR Director positions across these businesses. Lucinda sits at the cusp of people and workspace and leads a team of talented experts across the UK region.