SEC chair Clayton and Ken Clarke MP to speak at the Financial Centres Summit, FCS Dublin 2019, in October, Finance Dublin's annual conference,
FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 15th and 16th next will feature amongst its keynote speakers the Chairman of the SEC in the USA, the United States’ most senior regulatory official for the stock markets and for other exchanges and markets, possibly the most important US regulator outside of the Chairman of the Fed.
FCSDublin, 2019 in Dublin Castle on October 15th and 16th next will feature amongst its keynote speakers the Chairman of the SEC in the USA, Jay Clayton, the United States’ most senior regulatory official for the stock markets and for other exchanges and markets, possibly the most important US regulator outside of the Chairman of the Fed.

Kenneth Clarke, QC, and MP, has been a consistent advocate against Brexit, a minority within the Conservative party, and making him one of a minority but a still influential thought leader in British politics, underscored by his status as father of the UK House of Commons.
The summit will, as with previous summits going back to 2010, have the theme of building bridges between financial services centres globally, through the development of mutual recognition and common standards, be they through common legal systems and global regulatory and financial standards.Brexit has been to the fore of discussions at the Summit in the past two years, and will again feature this year – the topics for discussion set to encourage the delivery of solutions that will enable trade and finance to prosper, despite whatever outcomes the vagaries of the coming years will bring.

Amongst the many speakers at these events over the years have been US SEC Commissioners Paul Atkins (chair of the president Trump Transition Team in 2016), and former Commissioner Dan Gallagher (the 2018 event, and who will be at the 2019 event); EU Commissioner for the Single Market and Financial Services, Lord Jonathan Hill (2017), the Irish Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, the most senior Common law judge on the bench of the European Court of Justice (2018 event), and many other distinguished speakers.

The emergence of Ireland as the most popular asset management company hub in EU 27 will also feature at the Summit, which will also be discussing US-Europe capital markets and asset management issues, Brexit, and the ongoing implications, including Ireland’s future as the principal common law jurisdiction in the EU after Brexit.
This article appeared in the May 2019 edition.