Tim Shipman confirmed as ASTL keynote speaker

The Association of Short Term Lenders has confirmed Sunday Times political editor, Tim Shipman, as the keynote speaker at its annual conference on the 14 September.

Shipman will be discussing ‘the battle for Brexit and the mayhem that followed’, providing his insights from being at the frontline of a turbulent political year. He has been political editor at the Sunday Times since 2014, and has covered five general elections, three presidential elections, two wars and countless leadership contests in his national newspaper career.

Savill’s Faisal Choudhry joins the bill for the fifth annual conference, to provide his analysis of the UK property market. Choudhry will be sharing his expertise from over 15 years with Savills, drawing upon the bespoke market research they produce for developers, investors and financial institutions across the UK.

They will join the previously announced speakers for the ‘Brexit and Bridging’ themed conference; Lorna O’Brien, technical specialist at the Financial Conduct Authority, and Peter Andrews, agent for Greater London at the Bank of England.

Benson Hersch (pictured), chief executive of the ASTL, said: “The past couple of years have seen unprecedented political change across the world, and Tim Shipman will be able to bring unrivalled insights from being up close to these developments as they happened.

“Tim headlines the leading line up of speakers that help fulfil the aim of the conference; to provide attendees with updates and analysis from a range of experts to help them prepare for the variety of economic, regulatory and political challenges they currently face.”

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