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14:00-14:30 Registration and networking
14:30-14:35 Introductory remarks by the moderator
14:35-15:10 Introductory remarks by speakers
15:05-16:10 Panel discussion and Q&A
Independent Public Affairs & Communications Advisor
John Rega is a consultant in government affairs and communications. Specialised in financial services and experienced in other sectors, he has been working over two decades in Brussels and Washington.
Director, General Affairs, DG FISMA, European Commission
Paulina Dejmek Hack is Director for General Affairs at the European Commission’s DG FISMA. Paulina has worked on financial services matters in the European Commission in different positions since she joined in 2004, including in the private office of then Commissioner Michel Barnier, subsequently Vice-President of the European Commission , between 2010 and 2014 and as Financial Adviser in the private office of the then European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, between 2014 and 2019. In 2019/20, Paulina was Director of the Commission’s Task Force for relations with the United Kingdom and was directly involved in the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Markets, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Nick Tabor is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Markets in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He previously worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he was most recently a special advisor to the Board and a founding member of the Policy Planning & Strategy section in the Division of Supervision and Regulation, working on emerging policy issues. His research focused on cross-border financial intermediation, digital finance, climate-related financial risk, and the regulatory perimeter. He has also worked as a senior policy advisor at the National Economic Council, chief of staff of Promontory Financial Group, and a research fellow at Harvard Law School. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the Wharton School, and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
Managing Director, Brussels Office, City of London Corporation
Nick Collier joined the City of London Corporation as its new Managing Director of the Brussels office in March 2019. He was previously Global Head of Government Relations at Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters) and before that worked at a range of organisations in the financial services sector, including Morgan Stanley and the Bank of England and, until recently, served as Chair of TheCityUK’s Public Affairs Group as well as Deputy Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group. Nick is chair of diplomatic engagement at the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange. He holds a MSC in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BA from Oxford.
Head Governmental Affairs, UBS & Secretary to the Board, Swiss Finance Council
Thomas is UBS's Head of Governmental Affairs, based in Zurich. Together with his team across three continents, Thomas ensures that UBS is aware of emerging regulatory policy priorities and manages the firm’s engagements with policymakers, industry associations and other political stakeholders globally. Thomas joined UBS in 2006 as Advisor for International Regulatory Developments and assumed his current role in 2020. A graduate in Economics and International Relations from the University of Hamburg/Germany, Thomas started his career in the Economics department of Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika AG, working in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires and Miami. Thomas serves as Secretary to the Board of Swiss Finance Council as well as on the Board of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Head of EU Government Affairs, Managed Funds Association
Taggart Davis serves as Managing Director, Head of EU Government Affairs at Managed Funds Association (MFA). He is responsible for the development and execution of MFA’s policy engagement strategy for Brussels and the European Union. Prior to joining MFA, Taggart headed the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. government relations office in Brussels for a decade and advocated on a range of policy issues, including investment management, banking, transatlantic relations and EU-UK relations. During his time with J.P. Morgan, he also served as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU). He also worked in the European Parliament as a Parliamentary Assistant from 2008-2011, where he helped negotiate the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) and other important financial legislation. Taggart earned a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Montana and an M.A. in Comparative Politics from the University of Essex (UK).
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