Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London since July 2014. Previously he was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he now has Emeritus status. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. His main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.
Lachlan Burn is Partner at Linklaters in London, specializing in banking and capital markets issues. His expertise includes debt securities, global deposit receipts, convertible bonds, repackagings and derivatives off all types. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group, member of the Legal and Documentation Committee of the International Capital Markets Association, and editor of the Capital Market Law Journal (Oxford University Press). Previously, he held several positions at Linklaters, in London and Paris, and served as a member of the Legal Risk Review Committee, the Listing Authority Advisory Committee and the Financial Markets Law Committee.
Elena Carletti is Full Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. Previously she was Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, holding a joint chair in the Economics Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. She is also Research Fellow at CEPR, Extramural fellow at TILEC, Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, at CESifo, at IGIER and at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Among other appointments, she worked as consultant for the OECD and the World Bank, has served in the review panel of the Irish Central Bank and of the Riskbank and has been a board member of the Financial Intermediation Research Society. Her main research areas are Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, and Corporate Governance.
Jonathan Faull is a Former Director General at the European Commission. He has recently retired after 38 years in the European Commission. From 1989 to 1992 he worked in the cabinet (private office) of the competition Commissioner (Leon Brittan). He was the Commission’s Spokesman and Director General of Press and Communication (1999-2003), Director General of Justice and Home Affairs (2003-2010), Director General of Internal Market and Services (2010-2015) and Director General of the Task Force on the British referendum on membership of the EU (2015-2016). He is the author of many articles on European law and policy, co-editor of a leading work on European Competition Law, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and King’s Policy Institute, and Emeritus Professor at the Free University of Brussels.
Simon Gleeson is Partner at Clifford Chance, specializing banking and financial markets law and regulation, clearing, settlement and derivatives. He is described by all major legal directories as one of the world’s leading experts in financial services and banking regulation, capital markets and derivatives. He is the lead legal advisor to the main UK banking and financial services industry bodies regarding Brexit. In addition to his private practice, he chairs the Institute for International Finance’s cross-border resolution committee, has been called to give evidence to UK and EU parliamentary committees, has advised the World Economic Forum on its 2009 Report on The New Global Financial Architecture, and was involved in the establishment of the UK’s Banking Standards Board.
Joanna Gray is Professor of Financial Law and Regulation at Birmingham Law School. Her expertise lies in the broad areas of financial markets law and corporate finance law. Previously she was Professor of Financial regulation at Newcastle Law School and held positions at leading universities including UCL, London, Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee and Newcastle University. She has also conducted executive education and CPD activity for City of London law firms, for clients in the banking and finance sectors and for the IMF, Reserve Bank of India, Turkish Capital Markets Board, the Moroccan Capital Markets Board and financial regulatory staff on the Global Governance Programme at the EUI. She has participated in high level policy seminars as an academic expert with the Bank of England, European Central Bank, the UK Financial Services Authority and the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.
Mitu Gulati is a Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Duke University. Previously, he taught at Georgetown University Law Center, and at the UCLA School of Law, and visited among others the University of Chicago, Duke University Law School, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining academia, he held positions in law firms in New York, Boston and Newark. His main expertise lies in the field of sovereign bond contracts; current research interests include the historic evolution of concepts of sovereign immunity and the role that law can play as a symbol. He has authored articles, among others in the Journal of Legal Studies, the Review of Finance and Law and Social Inquiry, as well as books and book chapters.
Stuart Hoegner is Bitfinex’s General Counsel. He has represented bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges, bitcoin ATM manufacturers and operators, cryptocurrency securities issuers and brokers, leading cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and investors, and blockchain 2.0 initiatives. Stu has appeared as an expert on cryptocurrency issues to securities commissions and regulators, the Canadian Department of Finance, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. He is the editor and co-author of ‘The Law of Bitcoin,’ the first book of its kind on international law affecting cryptocurrency. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the State Bar of Nevada, the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and the International Masters of Gaming Law.
Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Imperial College Business School. Previously he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Earlier he was the Chief Economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Excellence, and held various positions at the International Monetary Fund, working on global capital markets issues. His work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. He is a recognized world expert on high frequency, algorithmic trading and the principles of regulation of automated financial markets.
Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the EUI.Previously, she was Professor of European Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) University College Dublin, Vice-President of University College Dublin and Principal of the College of Human Sciences. She was the founding director of the Dublin European Institute UCD and in 2004 she was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2014 Professor Laffan was awarded the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies’ (UACES) Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the THESEUS Award for outstanding research on European Integration. In 2010 she was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite by the President of the French Republic.
Jean-Pierre Landau is the former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank (1989-1993) and former Second Deputy Governor of Banque de France (2006-2011). He is also deputy at the G7 and G20 and member of the OECD workgroup devoted to economic and financial policy. Previous appointments include Executive director for the French Banks Association, Executive Director for France at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, financial consultant for the French Embassy in London, as well as various positions at France’s General Inspection of Finances. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a member of the Financial Stability Forum. Currently he is affiliated to Sciences Po, teaching in the Financial Regulation and Risk Management programme.
Yannis Manuelides is a finance Partner with the international law firm Allen & Overy in London. A qualified solicitor in England, he is also a member of the Paris bar and has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance transactions, including corporate and leveraged finance, debt restructurings, securitisations and capital market transactions. He has acted for several banks and corporates on strategies to address the consequences of the Eurozone crisis, contributing to the current debates on sovereign and bank debt. He is a member of an ad-hoc working group comprising of market participants and economists from the Bank of England designing market appropriate GDP-linked bonds for sovereigns. During the Greek crisis he acted for the Steering Committee of private creditors which negotiated with Greece and the official sector the restructuring of the Greek sovereign debt.
Eva Micheler is Associate Professor in Law at the London School of Economics and Associate Professor at the University of Economics in Vienna. She is also on the management committee of the Systemic Risk Centre at LSE and teaches regularly at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Previously, she was a TMR fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford She is a member of the board of the Institute of Central and East European Business Law in Vienna, a member of the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee at the European Securities Markets Authority and has recently advised the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on questions relating to intermediated shareholdings. She has written widely on corporate and comparative law. Intermediated securities and holding and transfer systems have been a significant focus of her work.
David Miles is Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College Business School and Economic Advisor to the Bank of England and to the UK Debt Management Office. Between May 2009 and September 2015 he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. Other previous positions include Chief UK Economist and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Board member and Non Executive Director at The Financial Services Authority in London, Chief UK Economist at Merrill Lynch, and academic postions at, among others, Imperial College London, Birkbeck College and The London School of Economics. His research focuses on policy issues connected with financial stability, the housing market and the setting of monetary policy.
Martin Sandbu is an economics commentator at the Financial Times, where he has been writing since 2009. He writes the FT’s Free Lunch, a daily email briefing and column on the global economic policy debate. Before joining the FT, he worked in academia and policy consulting on topics in economics, political economy, and philosophy. He has taught and carried out research at Harvard, Columbia and the Wharton School, where he was a senior research fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. He has advised governments and NGOs on natural resources and economic development. He is the author of two books, one on business ethics and one on the eurozone, and has degrees from Oxford and Harvard. He appears regularly on the radio, as well as occasionally appearing on television.
Jeromin Zettelmeyer is a Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, he served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany at the OECD Economic Policy Committee and served as a founding cochair of the OECD’s Global Forum on Productivity. Before joining the German government, he was director of research and deputy chief economist at the EBRD; nonresident fellow at PIIE; earlier, a staff member of the IMF. His current research and policy interests include Europe’s currency union, Greece’s debt problem, the social impact of macroeconomic adjustment and reform, and the causes and consequences of the global productivity slowdown.