Robert Sinclair to speak at ASTL conference

Robyn Hall

August 21, 2014

Rapidly becoming the key event of the year for anyone with any involvement in bridging and short term loans, the conference will provide invaluable insights into impending regulation, both from the EU and from our own regulatory bodies. It will also provide an insider’s view of fraud prevention and economic trends.

Robert Sinclair is renowned for his insightful views and thought-provoking opinions. His talk is expected to be both fascinating and revealing.

Through AMI Robert Sinclair reflects the views of brokers in the mainstream mortgage market while having a depth of knowledge that few can match regarding how all parts of the lending market operates. His intimate knowledge of decision making also means that he has an unparalleled knowledge of how lenders and brokers are impacted by both government and regulatory powers and he has an uncanny ability to predict what future regulation may be introduced and the impact that this is likely to have.

The conference, Bridging – Opportunities and Challenges, takes place in just under a month on 16 September at Painters’ Hall in the City of London.

It is open to all lenders, intermediaries, financial advisers, bankers, solicitors and surveyors, plus anyone else who will be affected by the short term lending market.

Benson Hersch, chief executive of the ASTL said: “Robert’s experience of working both in lender organisations, with brokers and in trade bodies, provides him with a breadth of experience that few can match. Anyone who has heard him speak before will know that what he has to say is often contentious, but always insightful and thought-provoking.

“The aim of the ASTL annual conference is to provide everybody involved in the industry with a level of insight and opinion on the future of our market that they would struggle to get elsewhere. It also aims to provide attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to learn, to ask questions and to equip their businesses with the knowledge to be successful in bridging.”

Robert Sinclair, chief executive of AMI and the AFB, added: “As the PRA and FCA continue to implement the requirements set out by our European masters, all parts of the lending industry will be increasingly impacted by regulation. The future for intermediated markets is set to become more complex; with firms having to demonstrate appropriate controls and individual competence.”

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