We provide advice and support on strategic policy and regulatory issues to clients in the financial services sector, drawing on our experience as senior practitioners in government, the European Commission and international organisations. We help our clients understand the impact of policy developments in the UK, EU and global markets on their business and advise them on how best to respond. We advise clients on their strategic positioning and support their engagement with national and international regulatory authorities.
The regulatory and political landscape around financial services is changing quickly. Innovation, the growth of new markets and new political priorities are having an ever increasing impact on the regulatory agenda. We help clients navigate through complexity and protect their businesses.
- Identify, prioritise and keep abreast of policy, regulatory and political developments relevant to them.
- Engage with policy makers and financial institutions in the UK, Brussels and elsewhere.
- Develop coherent strategies and narratives to pursue their policy interests.
- Build in-house capacity and expertise.
- Working with a UK-led high-level financial services forum to provide political and regulatory advice, risk mitigation support, and coordinate the group’s response to Brexit.
- Working with a pan-industry body to develop their thinking on the potential impact of Brexit on the sector, as well as supporting their engagement on key EU policy issues.
- Helping a major global bank understand the impact of Brexit on the UK-US financial services relationship.
- Working with a large industry leading financial services firm on proposed international regulatory changes and their response.
- Advising clients on their strategic positioning post-Brexit.
Financial services team
David leads Flint’s financial services practice, providing advice on international policy and regulatory developments for financial services clients.
David was previously the Secretary General of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and worked for 34 years in the European Commission. He played a leading role in the integration of European capital markets. David also represented the European Commission and IOSCO at the Financial Stability Board, led the EU–US Financial Markets Regulatory dialogue and has extensive international regulatory experience. David is the current chair of EUROFI.
Alex leads Flint's Politics and Markets practice.
He was formerly the Chief Political Analyst at JP Morgan, and a senior adviser to the firm’s operating committee. Alex also ran the global research practice at the Economist Intelligence Unit, after a career in private equity and government.
Based in Brussels, Gregor oversees Flint’s European network. He provides strategic regulatory and organisational advice to companies in sectors including energy, tech, financial services and manufacturing.
As a senior adviser and media spokesman for two European Commissioners, Gregor dealt with major regulatory initiatives and challenges for industry, trade negotiations and agriculture policy reform. After leaving the Commission, Gregor ran a leading Brussels policy consultancy.
Sarah advises clients across the regulatory and political sphere, particularly in financial services. She was most recently Director to the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee, advising the chairmen of many of the UK’s largest financial services firms on Brexit.
Before joining Flint, Sarah spent nearly 11 years at HM Treasury where she was responsible for a wide variety of policy areas under all shades of government. While there she worked extensively on financial services and stability, as well as roles in corporate finance and asset sales, transport, telecoms, and tax. Before becoming a civil servant Sarah spent 3 years working for Bloomberg LP.
Lorenzo joined Flint as a consultant in January 2016. Now a Manager, he advises clients in Brussels on energy, digital and tax issues as well as on EU politics and the EU institutions.
Lorenzo has more than five years of EU public affairs experience. He is Italian and has previously worked in the Italian public administration, EU institutions, NGOs and in a company specialising in EU policy monitoring and analysis in Brussels.
Filipa started at Flint in January 2016. She supports clients navigating politics and regulation in the UK and EU across the financial services, tech and digital sectors.
Before joining Flint, Filipa worked for a European financial services NGO in Brussels where she managed stakeholder relations and external communications with the EU institutions. Filipa is Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish, French and English.