ASTL announces keynote speaker for Conference


Roger Bootle

The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has announced that the keynote speaker for its 2019 Conference will be one of the UK’s best-known economists, Roger Bootle.

Roger, pictured, is Chairman at his own consultancy, Capital Economics, one of the world’s largest independent economics consultancies, which he founded in 1999. For 20 years he was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He has an impressive record of forecasting major market, economic and monetary events including the real estate bubble, the impact of the credit crunch, the collapse of the ‘dotcom’ boom, the UK’s removal from the ERM, and the period of sustained low inflation in Europe and the US. As an expert in the European Union from his long career in the field of politics and economics, Roger is also well-placed to discuss the future of Britain from a post-Brexit standpoint.

He joins an already impressive list of speakers for the 2019 ASTL Conference, which includes Rob Elder from the Bank of England, Lucian Cook from Savills and Lynda Blackwell who was Mortgage Sector Manager at the FCA.

The ASTL’s Annual Conference will be be held on Wednesday 20th November at Painters’ Hall in the City of London. Members and associate members are entitled to two free tickets but must register online. The ticket price for non-members is £200, including lunch.

Benson Hersch, CEO at the ASTL, says:

“Knowledge is power, so in this environment it’s vital for businesses in the bridging industry to take every opportunity to build their own personal, professional and institutional knowledge. Roger Bootle is an excellent addition to our conference, which promises to deliver accurate and comprehensive competitive intelligence, latest industry insights, up to date analysis, forward thinking ideas, fantastic networking opportunities.”

Roger Bootle, says:

“Nobody knows for certain what the future holds, but businesses can form a plan based on the information that is available to them. I’m looking forward to talking to delegates of the ASTL Conference about some indicators we are currently seeing and what they might mean.”