7th Annual QED Conference on Cross-border regulation of financial services


Rebecca Christie

Visiting fellow, Bruegel

Rebecca Christie is a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel, the Brussels-based European affairs think tank.

She worked in financial journalism from 1999-2016, reporting for the Financial Times, Dow Jones/the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. That time included 13 years in Washington, covering the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve and U.S. bank regulators, as well as five years in Brussels as Bloomberg’s senior economics and politics correspondent. Since 2017 she has been an occasional contributor to outlets including the BBC, RTE Irish Broadcasting, the Irish Times and IMF Finance & Development magazine. She also served as expert advisor to the European Economic and Social Committee’s working group on corporate taxation.

She served as the lead author on “Safeguarding the Euro: The Inside Story of the ESM in Times of Crisis,” the official history of the European Stability Mechanism. She is a graduate of Duke University and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.


Paul P. Andrews

Secretary General, IOSCO

Paul joined IOSCO in March 2016 after 18 years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. He was reappointed to a second term in March 2019.

From 2003 to March 2016, Paul served as Vice President and Managing Director, International Affairs, at FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all US securities firms. In this capacity, he directed FINRA's international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO.

Prior to joining FINRA, Paul spent eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission., where he worked in the Division of Market Regulation and the Office of the General Counsel. Prior to the SEC, Paul spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law in Washington DC and of Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Patrice Berge-Vincent

Managing Director, ICI Global

Patrice Bergé-Vincent is managing director of ICI Global. Before his current position he served as managing director, Europe. Prior to joining the organisation, Bergé-Vincent was a partner with PwC France, where he led the asset management regulatory practice and coordinated PwC’s central cluster (EMEA) asset management regulatory work. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French financial market regulator, serving as head of the Asset Management Regulation Policy Division. During his tenure at the AMF, Bergé-Vincent chaired the IOSCO Committee 5, dedicated to collective investment schemes, and represented the AMF in the Investment Management Standing Committee of CESR and then ESMA. Before that, he was seconded from the AMF to the Asset Management Unit of the then European Commission’s Directorate-General Internal Market and Services. Bergé-Vincent is a graduate of the École nationale d’administration (ENA).

John Berrigan

Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission

John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission.

DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, Mr Berrigan represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.

Mr Berrigan has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues - first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA.

Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999.

In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.

Mr Berrigan has a master degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.

Nick Collier

Managing Director, Brussels Office, City of London Corporation

Nick Collier joined the City of London Corporation as its new Managing Director of the Brussels office in March 2019. Mr Collier was previously Global Head of Government Relations at Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters) and before that worked at a range of organisations in the financial services sector, including Morgan Stanley and the Bank of England and, until recently, served as Chair of TheCityUK’s Public Affairs Group as well as Deputy Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group.

Mr Collier is chair of diplomatic engagement at the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange and holds a MSC in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BA from Oxford.

Ted Hart

Head of Public Affairs & Policy, Legal & General Group Plc

Ted Hart joined L&G in 2012 and is currently responsible for our Public Affairs and Policy work. Mr Hart therefore leads on a range of issues that impact our customers, shareholders and jurisdictions where we operate.

Prior to joining L&G Ted worked at both HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority, as well as having worked in both retail banking and insurance.

Julien Jardelot

Head of Europe, Government Relations & Regulatory Strategy, LSEG

Mr Jardelot is leading LSEG Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy in Europe, supporting LSEG operations on EU regulatory matters. He helps LSEG entities achieving greater efficiency through key regulatory and legislative changes and represents the Group in trade associations including EACH (Co-chair of the Association) and CCP12 (co-chair of the Policy working group). Mr Jardelot spent most of my career in the public sector at the French AMF and the European Commission where he worked on Post-Trade and Asset Management issues

Thomas Pohl

Head Governmental Affairs International, UBS

Mr Pohl is a Managing Director and Head of Governmental Affairs International in Group Compliance Regulatory & Governance with UBS AG, based in Zurich.

Mr Pohl joined UBS AG in 2006 as Senior Advisor for International Regulatory Developments and became Head of Executive & International Affairs in 2010. He was promoted to Managing Director and became Head Governmental Affairs International in 2015.

After graduating from University in Hamburg in Economics and International Relations in 2002, Mr Pohl started his career in economic department of Dresdner Bank AG. He has held a senior role as Head Economic Research with focus on Latin America.

Thomas Pohl represents UBS AG in number of European and International Associations (EBG / EFR, IIF, BSCC and CBI Financial Services Council) and serves as Secretary to the Board of Swiss Finance Council.

Almorò Rubin de Cervin

Acting Director, General Affairs and Head of Unit International Affairs, DG FISMA, European Commission

Almorò Rubin de Cervin graduated in economics from the Bocconi University in Milan.

Before joining the European Commission, he gained some experience as a journalist and politician in Italy. He has also worked as government official in Italy and at the OECD in Paris.

He joined the European Commission in 2000. He has worked in DG Enterprise on industrial policies and SMEs and in DG Competition, in particular in the area of State aid control.

Since 2010 he has been working on financial services policies. For a number of years he has been working on policy coordination and on international issues. In 2016 and 2017, he was Head of the Unit in charge of macro prudential policies. He has been coordinating the work on financial services in the context of Brexit. He is now Head of Unit for International Affairs in DG FISMA and is also acting Director of the General Affairs Directorate, which is in charge of the general coordination of all external and inter-institutional relations as well as steering FISMA’s general policy.

Pedro Silva Pereira

Member of the European Parliament

Born in 1962, Pedro Silva Pereira holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Law of Lisbon (University of Lisbon), where he also holds a law degree (Legal and Political Sciences).

He was elected for the first time in 2014, and re-elected for a second term in May 2019. Pedro Silva Pereira is Vice-President of the European Parliament in charge, among others, of the budget, and the democracy and European citizens' initiative. Pedro Silva Pereira was member of the former Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament and has been reappointed representative of the S&D Group in the UK Coordination Group of the European Parliament. He is a full member of the Constitutional Affairs Commission (AFCO), full member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Commission (ECON) and a substitute member of the International Trade Commission (INTA). He was recently appointed standing rapporteur for the Economic Partnership Agreement between the West Africa and the EU. He is a full member of the Delegation for Relations with Japan, having been the standing rapporteur of the European Parliament for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. He is substitute member of the Delegation to the EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) and the Delegation the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. Between 2014 and 2016 he was also member, of the Development Commission, where he was Chairman of the Working Group for Cooperation with Africa and rapporteur for Financing for Development, in view of the United Nations Conference in Addis Ababa, in June 2015.

In the Portuguese government, Pedro Silva Pereira was Minister of the Presidency (2005-2011) and Secretary of State for Territory and Nature Conservation (1999-2002). He was also a member of the Assenbly of the Republic, elected on the lists of Socialist Party (2002-2014).