Author: Eliza Filby

Generation Games: City Wire Podcast

Great pleasure to speak with City Wire’s Ollie Smith about the intergenerational divide and how this is driving politics, business and consumption right now.  Hear how the baby boomers need to get up to speed on gender politics, how Generation X was the first to experience arrested development, and a fair degree of scepticism about whether millennials will ever change their...

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Appway panel ‘Future of Digital Investment and Marketing’ 8th November 2018

Interesting evening discussing the future of investment, hosted by Appway with the fabulous Sasha Dabliz and hugely insightful Sebastian Dovey. I spoke about how Millennial lives are maturing and remain very distinct from their babyboomer parents. There are enormous implications for the Investment industry who have lived off the Babyboomer buck for too long!...

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Longevity Conference 5th November 2018

It is rare that I attend conferences where science is mixed with business, academia and policy (it is usually one or the other) so it was a pleasure to speak at the #longevity forum conference at the Wellcome Institute today. Organised by Jim Mellon and Andrew Scott, some fabulous contributions on genome sequencing, preventative healthcare, living to 100 and the implications for policy, work, health, finances for us all. How to age well is one of the pressing issues of our time. I spoke on how #millennials and #genz are already living a mmulti-stagelife through their life habits and...

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British Growth Fund, London, 31st October 2018

What a fascinating afternoon at the British Growth Fund conference speaking alongside Dr Pippa Malgram and Dr Anthony Seldon. Pippa gave a lucid outline of the global economy and the development of AI. Soon your phone will be able to detect your mood by the way you walk….While Anthony spoke about the Fourth Education Revolution and the impact of AI on learning: will it liberate us or enslave us? Meanwhile, it was brilliant to meet with people and businesses associated with the British Growth Fund. Founded in the wake of the Crash, as a way of releasing cash and...

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PIMFA Annual Summit 31st October ‘Investors of the Future’

Delighted to be able to contribute to a panel at the PIMFA annual summit in London on the ‘future investors’ with Gavin Oldham of The Share Centre and Tony Stenning, Member, Implementation Taskforce for Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing & Deputy Chair. One aspect that Gavin spoke about, which seems particularly relevant but largely forgotten, is that Gen Z are about to come of age when they will have access to their now defunct Child Trust Fund – an initiative set up Gordon Brown but later abandoned by the Coalition. These funds are now worth tidy pots of cash, potentially...

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