BPI Welcomes U.K. Attorney Samantha Riley to Regulatory Affairs Team

Washington. D.C. – The Bank Policy Institute today announced the hiring of Samantha Riley as a Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel on the Regulatory Affairs team. Sam’s experience spans several significant policy areas in global finance. She previously served in various senior management roles at the Bank of England, including as a senior adviser to Deputy Governor Sir Jon Cunliffe. In her time at the Bank, she advised on development and coordination of international strategy, policy and regulation in a broad range of areas, including financial services, banking, digital payments, digital currencies and innovation in financial markets, and also held roles managing EU withdrawal and financial stability matters.

Before the Bank, she was assistant general counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and chaired ISDA’s Regulatory and Legal Working Group covering the post-2008 G20 reforms and developed several industry implementation projects, including resolution stay protocols for derivatives. She also previously practiced at Allen & Overy in London where she advised clients on regulatory and transactional work, covering banking, capital markets and derivatives. Most recently, Sam was a partner in Morrison Foerster’s London office, where her practice covered financial services, including financial regulation and fintech.

“Sam’s extensive experience in bank regulatory policy and range of knowledge across the global financial services ecosystem make her a formidable addition to the BPI team,” said BPI President and CEO Greg Baer. “She’s been a key voice on critical financial stability and regulatory issues in both the public and private sector. We are delighted to welcome her on board.”

In her new role at BPI, Sam will focus on the work plans of the global standard-setting bodies like the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, as well as EU/UK developments generally.  She’ll also manage BPI workstreams on innovation, fintech, digital currencies, cross border payments, resolution planning and climate issues. She will start the position on Sept. 25, based in London.

Sam earned her B.A. in English and law degree from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.


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