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.
Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA
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Deputy Secrétaire General, in charge of Markets Directorate, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
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Managing Director Market Data and Services, Deutsche Börse Group
Alexandra Hachmeister took over responsibility for Deutsche Börse Group’s Market Data & Services business in October 2019. Market Data & Services is among the premier providers of proprietary financial information, offering real-time and historical market data as well as real-time analytics. From 2016 to 2019, Mrs Hachmeister led the Group Regulatory Strategy area as Chief Regulatory Officer. In this role, she drove the development, implementation and communication of the Group’s global regulatory strategy and positioning. Alexandra Hachmeister joined Deutsche Börse Group in 1999. Since then she excelled in various positions and departments including Market Design Functionality, Systems Business Development and Boards & Committees, including managing the Group’s Corporate Office prior to becoming Head of Group Regulatory Strategy. She is a member of the Group of Economic Advisors to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Alexandra Hachmeister holds a PhD degree in market microstructure from the European Business School. She is a frequent guest-lecturer at Frankfurt Goethe University, Basel University and Stockholm University on market structure and regulation.
Head of Securities Markets, European Commission
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Head of Regulatory Affairs, World Federation of Exchanges
Richard Metcalfe is Head of Regulatory Affairs at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) – the global trade association for CCPs and stock and derivatives exchanges, founded in 1961. Leading a dedicated team of specialists, he drives WFE policy and outreach on a diverse range of issues, with particular emphasis on the unique role that our ‘market infrastructure’ plays in the global financial system, creating positive externalities and stability to counter the impact of individual participants. In practical terms, the main focus is on international regulatory standards relating to market-based finance, as set by bodies such as IOSCO and the FSB. This includes policy around substantive issues: clearing, market data, operational resilience, crypto-assets. But it also covers equivalence and international coherence in regulatory matters and the respective role of standards, legislation and supervision. Before taking up his WFE post in March 2018, Richard worked on a range of regulatory issues at BNY Mellon in London. He has deep and extensive earlier experience in wholesale financial services, capital markets and policy issues, with particular emphasis on central clearing, asset management and derivatives. In addition to working at ISDA and the IA, he has worked for SWIFT. He lives in London and studied modern and medieval languages at Oxford University.
Managing Director, Better Finance
Guillaume Prache is the Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users. He is also one of the experts representing financial services users at the European Commission (lately as member of the High Level Forum on the CMU), at ESMA (Securities & Markets Stakeholder Group), at EIOPA (Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group), and at the French financial regulator AMF. He has been the first chair of the ESMA Stakeholder Group, and former vice chair of the European Commission’s FSUG (Financial Services User Group) and member of the EIOPA Pensions and EBA Banking Stakeholder Groups. He started as a magistrate at the French Court of Auditors, and has an extended and international experience in financial matters, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., a “Fortune 500” publicly-listed pharmaceutical company (today Sanofi) from 1997 to 2000, and then as Managing Director of the European affiliate of the Vanguard Group, Inc., a global leader in asset management, from 2000 to 2006. He has taught asset management for the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager) program and wrote two books (Politique économique contemporaine in 1989, Les Scandales de l’épargne retraite in 2008) and various articles on economics and finance.
Head of EMEA Equities Market Structure, Barclays
Laetitia Visconti is Head of EMEA Equities Market Structure and Market Connectivity at Barclays. Laetitia has more than 15 years’ experience in managing market structure and regulatory changes with a focus on Equities Execution and Prime Services. She joined Barclays Quant Prime Services in 2010 where she managed the impact of key structural changes such as Short Selling Regulation, French and Italian transaction taxes and MiFID II on Barclays equities executions services as well as being responsible for Barclays market access product offering. In 2018, she became the Head of EMEA Equities Market Structure focusing on Brexit and MIFID advocacy, change management and implementation. She has been involved in recent Industry workshop with regards Equities market structure and consolidated tape. She is also the Barclays standing member at the AFME Equities board and is involved in a number of industry working groups. Prior to joining Barclays, Laetitia led Sungard (now FIS) change management and implementation of MiFID I in Paris, before moving to London where she joined their newly formed Agency broker Sungard Global Execution Services in Europe, responsible for market access and execution services.
Head of Real-Time Data, Refinitiv
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Member of the European Parliament
Stéphanie Yon-Courtin is a Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), and a substitute member in the IMCO committee and in the sub-committee on taxation (FISC). She was rapporteur for the 2019 annual competition policy report and is the shadow rapporteur for the MiFID quick fix and on the 2020 report on the Capital Markets Union. She is Chair of the delegation for relations with Canada and a member of the delegation for relations with the United States. Stéphanie is also a member of the Calvados Departmental Council. Prior to her election as an MEP in 2019, she was Mayor of Saint-Contest, and a Vice-President of the urban community Caen la Mer. Prior to that, Stéphanie worked as an advisor on international affairs in the office of Bruno Lasserre, former President of the French Competition Authority. She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2004, specialising in competition law, and worked in international law firms. She also worked as a legal expert in the European Commission. Stéphanie holds a Master's degree in law from the Universities of Caen and Bristol, and a Master's degree in European Business Law from the Institute of European Studies.