Senior Financial Services Correspondent, MLex Market Insight
Mr Schickler is senior financial services correspondent at MLex, in Brussels. He previously served as tax correspondent, and has also worked in the European Commissioner for a number of years in a variety of economic fields, serving commissioners Jonathan Hill, Neelie Kroes, Cecilia Malmström, Julian King and commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Before that he worked for five years on economic and financial policy in HM Treasury, and in at the U.K.’s representation at the EU, and has also covered the UK’s Brexit debate as a journalist at InFacts.
Deputy 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, John represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board. John 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.
Head of Equity and Derivatives Markets, London Stock Exchange Group
Mr Bertrand is the Global Head of Derivatives and Commodities Markets for London Stock Exchange Group. He is responsible for IDEM and LSEDM, the Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange derivatives markets respectively. Mr Bertrand is a board member of Borsa Italiana SpA, Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd and FTSE International Ltd. Nicolas Bertrand joined Borsa Italiana in November 1999 and the LSE in 2009 as Head of Equity and Derivatives. He has been responsible for IDEM since January 2004. Prior to joining the exchange, Mr Bertrand worked for Citibank and developed his expertise trading on a range of products and asset classes. Mr Bertrand graduated in econometrics and holds a postgraduate degree in finance (DESS 203) from the Université Paris IX Dauphine.
Managing Director, L&G Investment Management Ireland
Ms Finn is the LGIM’s Managing Director in Ireland, appointed in October 2017 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of LGIM’s Irish office and European entities based in Dublin. Ms Finn was previously Head of Solutions based in London. In her Head of Solutions role, Ms Finn has been responsible for the design and management of objective driven investment solutions which bring together the best of the LGIM Group’s investment capabilities to meet our clients’ needs. Previously, Ms Finn was Head of LDI Portfolio Construction and had overall responsibility for the structuring and portfolio management of the LGIM Group’s UK and European LDI portfolios. Ms Finn joined LGIM in 2009 and is a Trustee of both the Legal and General Group Pension Scheme and the Pension Fund. Prior to joining the LGIM Group, she worked in the Global Pensions Strategy Group at Deutsche Bank developing liability management solutions and multi-asset strategies for a variety of global pension schemes. Ms Finn began her career as an investment consultant at Watson Wyatt. She has a first-class honours degree in financial and actuarial mathematics from Dublin City University and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Member of the European Parliament
Ms Neena Gill is a Labour Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, UK. On the 1st of January 2017, Ms Gill was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty the Queen for parliamentary and political service. Later on the 9th of January 2017, she was awarded a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman - the highest award given to non-Indians - for her contribution in the field of public service. Currently in her third term, having previously served 1999-2009. She was the first Asian origin woman to be elected to the European Parliament. Her work in the European Parliament covers Economic and Monetary affairs, Tax, and Foreign Affairs. Ms Gill is also First Vice President of India Delegation. In all her terms she has specialised on Asia, and was instrumental in establishing a separate India delegation. She chaired that first delegation, as well serving as the President of the South Asia delegation. In earlier terms she focused on energy, research, and IT issues. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was a CEO of two organisations, and campaigned on housing and social equality issues. In her years out of office Ms Gill worked as the Vice-President for Corporate Affairs in Europe, and Asia Pacific for a global software company.
Head of Institutional Affairs, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
Isabelle Massonnat has twenty years’ experience in legal and policy issues pertaining to the financial markets. She has been at Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the French financial markets regulator, since 2010. She is responsible for institutional affairs, working on EU policy issues. Prior to this, she worked on market microstructures topics, both within ESMA and IOSCO committees, and was rapporteur of the AMF Working Group on the MiFID Review. She was previously Director of European Affairs for NYSE Euronext, where she led the group’s advocacy efforts out of Brussels. In this role, she worked actively within the Federation of European Stock Exchanges, where she chaired the Global and Cross-sectoral Issues Task Force. Isabelle was previously a legal counsel at Euronext, working on the group’s IPO and the successive mergers that led to the creation of NYSE Euronext. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne University and an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe Business School.
Counsel Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Public Affairs, KBC Group NV
Chris Muyldermans is Counsel of Regulatory Affairs in KBC Group NV. In this role, she analyses the regulatory change and forthcoming legislation in Belgium and the EU impacting KBC Group and its clients. She represents KBC before European and Belgian policy-making bodies, in trade associations and other leading policy circles in Europe. Between 2011 and 2013 Ms Muyldermans worked as Head of Policy Advice, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs and before then as Head of the UCITS_IV Program (2010-2011). Previously, she has worked in several positions, such as Member of the Board, and Expert Business Development Manager for KBC Asset Management N.V.
Future Head Unit B1 - Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA, European Commission
Tatyana Panova is the Head of the Capital Markets Union Unit in DG FISMA. Prior to this, Tatyana Panova headed another unit in DG FISMA and served in the private office of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis where she was responsible for Capital Markets Union, securities markets, asset management, insurance, free movement of capital and competition. Before joining the Cabinet, Tatyana Panova was a Deputy Head of the Securities Unit in DG FISMA. In her previous jobs, Tatyana Panova coordinated the preparation of ECOFIN, COREPER II and Economic and Financial Committee in DG MARKT and managed aviation anti-trust cases in DG COMP. Prior to joining the Commission in February 2005, Tatyana Panova worked in corporate advisory services of Ernst&Young, as well as held internships with both the European Central Bank and European Commission. Tatyana Panova is a trained economist with specialisation in financial services.
Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Market Structure, Tradeweb
Mr Schüler is a managing director and head of regulatory affairs & market structure at Tradeweb. He joined Tradeweb from Markit Group, where he was global head of regulatory affairs, responsible for the firm’s relationships with regulatory authorities and relevant stakeholders, including securities regulators, central banks and trade associations. Mr Schüler joined Markit in 2008 from Deutsche Bank, where he was managing director and head of integrated credit marketing in Europe for four years. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for credit derivative flow marketing at J.P. Morgan. Mr Schüler studied Business at University of Cologne and at H.E.C, Paris, where he received a C.E.M.S Master.
Head of Listing Belgium, Euronext
Benoît Van Den Hove is the Head of Listing for Euronext Brussels since mid-July 2019. Before joining Euronext, he spent 17 years in support functions for the financial markets activities of a large Belgian bank, mainly as a lawyer and a market risk manager. He started his career as an attorney-at-law in one of the Belgian offices of the magic circle law firms. Mr Van Den Hove holds a Master in Law from the KUL and an executive MBA from the LSM.