The Euromoney Iran Conference

Iain Stewart-Linnhe

Global Regulatory Policy and Capital Markets Specialist

Stewart Linnhe

Iain Stewart-Linnhe is a leading UK regulatory and capital markets expert, academic and former executive director of a major European investment bank. Over the past two decades, he has been involved with investment banking in London and Europe, after a decade of leadership experience in industry in Europe and the Middle East focusing on key multi-national change management projects including Big Four collaboration. A legal expert and qualified banker, his major focus is on US, UK, EU, GCC and Asian regulatory and sanctions efforts and wider extra-territorial issues, and in particular how regulatory initiatives impact other jurisdictions. He is particularly interested in the notion of implementing “a smarter response to regulation” in the context of the post-financial crisis global economy. Throughout his career he has delivered advisory services to financial institutions, industry and regulators on the latest global regulatory initiatives and compliance issues, of existing, upcoming and relevant regulatory changes. His input extends to advising policymakers and business leaders on retaining their commercial edge whilst adopting a robust approach to global regulatory change. Proactive innovation is key to his distinctive, commercially-driven approach. He has published papers and regular briefings on global regulatory reform, sanctions and AML issues and speaks regularly on various regulatory affairs topics at financial services and legal conferences in Europe and the Middle East. He is involved with several roundtable and advisory boards looking into raising awareness of the fast-changing global issues affecting financial services and industry. Iain holds an LLM in international finance and banking law (distinction), graduating first in class as LLM student of the year. He lectures on international finance services and banking law, AML and CTF for the University of Liverpool to LLM (masters of law) graduates in his capacity as honorary lecturer at the law faculty. He speaks five European languages and is interested in the role of micro financing alleviating global poverty. From a commercial and academic perspective, his major focus is on cross-border regulatory initiatives affecting capital markets and global commercial transactions, as well as global regulatory reform, extra-territoriality, sanctions, geo-financial risk, and their impact on financial services and industry in general.

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Thu 19 May 2016