HSBC confirms agenda for emerging talent event

HSBC confirms agenda for emerging talent event

The event, which will be held at the Savoy Theatre in London on 13 June, aims to acknowledge the rising-star brokers in the mortgage industry.

Talks during the day include a mortgage market update from Richard Beardshaw (pictured), head of sales for intermediary mortgages at HSBC UK, and an economic update from Liz Martins, director for research economics at HSBC UK. Rupi Hunjan, chief executive of Censeo Financial, will talk about the social housing sector.

SimplyBiz’s chief executive Martin Reynolds will discuss social mobility, whilst managing director of Coreco Andrew Montlake will examine diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Michaela Wright, head of corporate sustainability at HSBC UK, is set to highlight sustainability and environmental, social, and governance principles, and Michelle Andrews, head of buying a home at HSBC UK will talk about her journey in the mortgage industry.

Career progression and development will be the focus of Dom Scott, managing director of Alexander Hall and Chris Pearson, head of intermediary mortgages at HSBC UK’s presentations.

Reynolds said: “This initiative from HSBC is a very progressive step and one that is unique in the market. It is an excellent idea, and I am really pleased to see such positive interaction between lender and intermediary.

“Attracting and training new advisers has its challenges at present and this type of support helps to showcase the new talent and hopefully inspires others to want to work in our great industry. I am also delighted that one of our members has been chosen to attend and I am sure they will find the event well worth it.”

Montlake said: “I am delighted to be involved with this fantastic event. It is a really great idea to focus on some of the diverse and exciting emerging talent that is coming into the industry.

“These are the future leaders of the industry, and not only will we have an opportunity to give them some insight, more importantly it will be a chance for them to teach us about the future needs and aspirations of the next generation. HSBC have really shown what a forward thinking company they are with this initiative.”

Sarah Tucker, founder and managing director of The Mortgage Mum said that this was a “fantastic and refreshing initiative” from the bank.

She said: “Emerging new talent needs to be a huge focus point for the future of our industry. After all, these are our future chief executives and leaders, and their interest and passion for their role needs to be nurtured from the very beginning.

“Our industry has previously been seen as stuffy, and the recent Association of Mortgage Intermediary report showed a real need for changes to be made at management level. We believe this starts with attracting new talent into the industry, and I am thrilled to see more and more people of all ages, gender and nationality entering the sector.”

Tucker added that she was delighted one of their brokers Gemma, had been selected as one of the rising broker stars.