Your quick guide to the Social Housing Finance conference

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Social Housing Finance conferenceA lot has happened in the sector since we gathered at the Finance conference last year, and with many changes being implemented from April, this has inevitably put lots of pressure on your organisations.

It has been a busy 12 months for Altair as well, completing our stock exchange listing last August, following the formal acquisition of the company by General Industries plc, a non-trading company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The group was then joined at the end of the year by Murja, providing Altair clients with direct access to specialists in the provision of treasury management advisory services. Click here to read more about Murja’s treasury management services.

No doubt the busy start to the new financial year has probably left you with little time to review the full line up for Thursday’s Finance conference, so we have picked out what we think are the 5 most popular themes coming out of the conference, and highlighted some sessions that particularly caught our eye:

  • The economy; hear Kitty Ussher and Andrew Heywood speak on the economic developments that could have an impact on housing and the effect of the impeding EU referendum. Natalie Elphicke and Alex Moron will provide an insight into what the government really thinks about the future of the housing sector.
  • Regulation; Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulations Committee at the HCA will provide an in-depth look at the future of regulation, taking the reclassification by ONS into account.
  • Deregulation and new landscape; Ian Graham, Robert Grundy and Tony Oakley will talk about the deregulatory measures in the Housing and Planning Bill, and what opportunities will arise from the Bill. Jon Gooding, Ashley Hook and Matt Cooper will provide an insight into how their organisations are shaping to adapt in the new landscape.
  • Funders; this session sees David Cryer, Sir Merrick Cockell and Al Robinson offer their views about what investors think of the sector, in the new landscape
  • Right to Buy and Development; Stephen Flowitt-Hill and Julian Turner will share emerging lessons as a Right to Buy pilot and Steve Stride and Adam Challis focus on development, regeneration and partnership working.

Read the full conference programme here. The Altair and Murja teams will be attending the Social Housing Finance Conference on 12th May and if you would like to arrange an appointment with any of the team then please do not hesitate to do so – or pop over to our exhibition stand and say hello!