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BrexitCon™ - Speakers

  • Brad Bailey

    Research Director, Capital Markets, Celent

    Brad Bailey is a research director with Celent’s Securities and Investments practice, and is based in the firm’s New York office. He is an expert in electronic trading of equities, foreign exchange derivatives, credit, rates, and futures. His research focus is on emerging technology and trading technology across asset classes.

    Brad has more than 20 years of Wall Street industry experience in trading, technology, sales, strategy, analysis, and consulting. A noted thought leader, he is quoted in the industry and general press, including:WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, &Forbes, as well as radio and TV.

    Prior to Celent, he spent nearly seven years at KCG Holdings (formerly Knight Capital) as the Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy. Therehe identified opportunities to expand across asset classes, to grow business lines via tactical acquisition, strategic investment, and organic business development. He also served on the boards of several of the firm’s affiliate companies.

    Prior to Knight, Brad was the senior analyst for Aite Group, LLC, a financial technology research and analysis firm, where he produced research and consulted on electronic trading. Previously, he was a quantitative equity trader at several firms, including RBC Carlin, where he developed high- and mid- frequency equity strategies that leveraged the regulatory and micro-market structure changes occurring in equity trading, as well as the interaction between equity and credit markets. Before that, he was an institutional credit and rate derivative sales trader with the predecessors of ICAP and Citigroup.

    Brad has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and a MS from University of Colorado, Boulder.

  • Darren A. Bowie

    Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Global Legal, Compliance and Regulatory, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

    Darren A. Bowie is Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG).  Darren is responsible for developing and managing AIG’s global privacy program and advising AIG and its businesses on privacy and data security legal and compliance matters.  Darren also manages the teams responsible for AIG’s records and information management and human resources compliance.

    Before joining AIG, Darren served as Legal Director for North America at Nokia, where he managed the legal group that supported Nokia’s business in the United States and Canada.  Prior to Nokia, Darren was Assistant General Counsel at AOL.  Darren began his career at the US Federal Trade Commission, where he served in a number of positions, including as legal advisor to Chairman Timothy J. Muris.  Darren is a recipient of the FTC Distinguished Service Award and the FTC Louis D. Brandeis Outstanding Litigator Award.

    Darren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Journal of International Business Law.  He graduated with high honors from the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

    Darren is a member of the New York City Bar Association Information Technology Law Committee.  He was a contributor to Consumer Protection Law Developments (American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law 2009-2013), and an editor of FTC Practice and Procedure Manual (ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2007). Darren is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

    Chief International Correspondent, CNBC

  • Mauro F. Guillén

    Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania

  • Antonia Romeo

    British Consul General in New York & Director General, UK Trade & Investment USA

    Antonia Romeo was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General in New 
    York and to the newly created role of Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA in July 2016. She is the first woman to serve in the position. As Consul General, Romeo is responsible for promoting the  UK’s economic profile, foreign policy, and national security priorities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut’s Fairfield  County. As Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA, she directs the business and prosperity work of the UK Government across the United States, including oversight of the North American operations of UK Trade & Investment, the foreign commercial arm of the UK Government. She also retains her prior role as Special Envoy to the US technology companies.

    Previously, Romeo was Director General and Head of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, and has held many high-
    ranking posts in Her Majesty’s Government since joining the civil service 
    as an economist in 2000 from the private sector. Her previous positions have included:

    • Director-General, Criminal Justice at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) 
    • Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 
    • Principal Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice at MoJ Romeo holds an MA (PPE) from Oxford University, and an MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics.
  • Gillian Tett

    US Managing Editor, The Financial Times

    Gillian Tett serves as US managing editor. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues.

    In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Her other honors include a SABEW Award for best feature article (2012), President’s Medal by the British Academy (2011), being recognized as Journalist of the Year (2009) and Business Journalist of the Year (2008) by the British Press Awards, and as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards. In June 2009 her book Fool’s Gold won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

    Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor (2010-2012), assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels. Her upcoming book, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015, will look at the global economy and financial system through the lens of cultural anthropology.

  • Luigi La Marca

    Director - Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, European Investment Bank

    Luigi La Marca is Policy Advisor, Inspectorate General, European Investment Bank (EIB). At the EIB, Mr. La Marca has held various positions in the Legal Department including Managerial Advisor for EU Policies, where he was in charge of the EU Legal Affairs Unit dealing with Procurement, Anti-fraud, Environment, Transparency and other legal aspects of EIB activities. From 2005 to 2008 he focused on compliance, ethics, integrity, prevention and the fight against fraud and corruption as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at the EIB. Mr. La Marca was from 2008 to 2011 Chief Compliance Officer at the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). Mr. La Marca was also involved, as Senior International Expert, in the Procurement Law Reform Project at the Ministry of Finance in Sarajevo. He was Legal Secretary (Référendaire) from 1994 to 1998 at EU Court of Justice, Chambers of Justice La Pergola. He has published extensively on issues of procurement, environment and, more generally, EU law. Mr. La Marca is frequently invited to teach and lecture on EU Law at various universities and he has held positions in various international organizations, including as Observer for the CEB at the OECD Working Group on Bribery, GRECO and Moneyval. He has a Degree in Law summa cum laude from the University of Palermo, Italy, an LL.M. of High European Studies in European Community Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. Mr. La Marca is admitted to the Italian Bar.

  • Daniel Sandmann

    Head of Compliance Policy, Communications & Regulatory Affairs, Allianz Group

    Daniel Sandmann joined Allianz SE in June 2010 as a Senior Counsel, responsible for Compliance Policy, Communications & Regulatory Affairs. His role covers compliance training, culture and communciations, strategic development of the Compliance function and all aspects of regulatory compliance, including the lead of the Sales Compliance Program, Solvency II implementation for Compliance and all other aspects of prudential and securities regulation for Compliance.

    Prior to joining Allianz, Daniel was Director at Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt and in charge of the interaction with regulators globally, including coordination of regulatory audits and of the colleges of supervisors. Before heading the Regulatory Contact Office, his positions at DB included global compliance coordination of Outsourcing, Compliance Officer for Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Serbia, reputational risk management coordination and Head of Training. He coordinated various material regulatory investigations within Deutsche Bank. From 2006-2008 he coordinated the MiFID implementation projects. He represented Deutsche Bank in various fora at German and European level, including working groups of the German Banking Association, the Committe of European Banking Supervisors and the BaFin Committee for the Minimum Requirements for Risk Management.

    Daniel has been a research fellow at the Universities of Muenster and Barcelona. He studied at University of Muenster law school and received the bar exam at the Berlin Federal High Court. Daniel graduated from Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation and has a teaching assignment on Compliance at the University of Augsburg. He worked in the policy department of the Deutsche Bundestag and was for 9 months seconded to Spain in the European Commissions research project „Common Principles of European Private Law with Special Reference to Financial Transactions“. He published on various topics of compliance and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Daniel is admitted to Bar in Munich, where he lives with his family, including a daughter of five, four turtles and border collie “Max”.