Chairman, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Robert was appointed Chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on 1st August 2017. He graduated from the ESSEC business school Robert Ophèle and joined the Banque de France in 1981 where he would make the largest part of his professional career in banking supervision, developing and implementing monetary policy and bank’s financial management.
Following a secondment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he took up the position of Director of the Management Control and Budget Directorate, then appointed Deputy Director General Economics and International Relations, before being promoted Director General Operations.
Robert held the position of Second Deputy Governor of the Banque de France from January 2012 until July 2017; in this role he became a member of the Supervisory Board for the European Central Bank.
Chief Executive Director of Securities Supervision, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)
Elisabeth was appointed as Chief Executive Director of Securities Supervision at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in May 2015. Before that, she was General Counsel and Head of the Corporate Centre for legal affairs and taxes on products at DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale and head of the division for ad hoc disclosure and directors dealings at BaFin.
Before joining BaFin, Roegele was a member of the management board of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange and she also worked in the legal department of Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall and at the Exchange Supervisory Authority of the Hessian Ministry of Economics.
She is a fully qualified lawyer and holds a Master’s degree in European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
As Member of the Executive Board of BaFin, Roegele is also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Chief Privacy Officer, Thomson Reuters
Vivienne joined Thomson Reuters as the Chief Privacy Officer in November 2017, based in London, leading the global Privacy Team and overseeing global privacy strategy and practice at Thomson Reuters.
Previously, Vivienne was a Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group in the General Counsel’s Office in London. Prior to joining Citi in 2000, Vivienne worked in private practice in London.
She chairs the International Regulatory Strategy Group Data Working Group and sits on the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Until recently, Vivienne was the chair of the AFME Data Protection Working Group, engaged in the UK Finance Data Protection Working Group, and co-chair of the IAPP Knowledge Net for the United Kingdom.
Vivienne is the current President of Women in Banking and Finance, having been awarded the “Champion for Women” Award at the Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement 2016. She has many years of experience leading a broad range of diversity initiatives and groups both within firms and across sectors.
Head of Wholesale Banks Department, Financial Conduct Authority
Simone joined the FCA’s predecessor, the FSA, in 2000. She worked in the FSA’s General Counsel’s Division between 2000 and 2010, and then moved to the Supervision Division. Simone is currently the Head of Wholesale Banks, which is a department that supervises a range of wholesale firms including British, American, EU, Swiss, Asian, Australian, Middle Eastern and other third country universal and investment banks.
Previously, Simone was the Head of Event Supervision, which dealt with complex cases of crystallised risks such as the Interest Rate Hedging Products review, the FX Remediation exercise and the skilled person's review of RBS Global Restructuring Group.Before joining the FSA, Simone worked in Credit Commercial de France and before that, in Credibanco, a Brasilian bank then associated to BNY Mellon.
Simone holds a degree in Law from the University of Sao Paulo and the College of Law (London) and a master degree in law (LLM) from the London School of Economics.
Head of Compliance EMEA, Bank of New York Mellon
Jacqueline is Head of Compliance for Bank of New York Mellon across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role she is responsible for 90 Compliance staff for the region covering the four pillars of Compliance: Advisory, Monitoring, financial crime/KYC and regulatory change and reporting to the Head of Global Compliance in the U.S. and EMEA Management.
Jacqueline is a lawyer with over twenty years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining BNYM in January 2016, Jacqueline was Head of Legal for the Markets, Banking and Notes Directorates of the Bank of England, responsible for legal services to the areas of the Bank that run the Bank’s balance sheet, risk management and internal investigations. Jacqueline started her career at Clifford Chance as a banking litigator.
Managing Director, Global FX, Technology and Operations and Policy Divisions, GFMA and AFME
James the Managing Director of the GFMA’s Global FX Division, having established it in 2010. He also established AFME’s Technology and Operations Division in 2016, and more recently took management responsibility for the Compliance, Tax and Accounting Committees which he has merged to form the new Policy Division. He is heavily involved with efforts to enhance industry conduct, having been involved in the Global FX Code work and as a Board member of the UK’s FICC Market Standards Board. He sits on the Bank of England’s FX Joint standing Committee.
James has previously been a business strategy consultant at The LEK Partnership; working out of London and Chicago, as well as UK Head of Equities and Fixed Income Products at Reuters. He was the founder and managing director of the financial markets technology consultancy, Stentra, a market leader in FX e-trading, as well as commodities, fixed income and swaps. Six years after the company was established, it was sold to ION Trading.
Managing Director, Head of Compliance UK and Europe, BBVA
Bharat is a Managing Director and Head of Compliance UK and Europe at BBVA. He has previous held positions as Head of Compliance or Senior roles in the Compliance divisions Citi, UBS, CIBC and Dresdner Kleinwort.
Prior to this Bharat gained experience in trading room products, corporate finance advisory, research and central compliance. He has also been responsible for Financial Crime teams including re-mediation projects and retail markets in banking and broking.
He is a current Co-chair of the AFME Compliance Committee and Chair of the Compliance Committee at the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB).
Manager, Policy and Global FX, AFME and GFMA
Fiona joined AFME in 2011, after graduating from the University of Oxford. She is a Manager in the Policy Division, covering conduct, governance and market abuse regulation, and in the Global Foreign Exchange Division (GFXD) of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), of which AFME is a member.