Anthony Ma Associate Director, Head of Prudential Assurance for Financial Services London +44 (0)20 7184 4796

As a regulatory lawyer and business consultant, I specialise in two practice areas: financial services regulations (FSRs) and enterprise risk management (ERM).

I lead a group of consultants on prudential assurance matters for a range of financial services clients (from global banking groups to new fintech start-ups). It is my passion to help new start-ups (e.g. fintechs or challenger banks) to enter the market and to provide high quality thought leadership in my practice areas.

In addition, as a technical specialist, I advise both internally and externally on the technical rules concerning prudential regimes, governance requirements, operational risks and authorisations.

Prior to my current role, I worked for nearly 7 years in the FCA (and its predecessor FSA) across supervision and authorisation.  My last position was a lead supervisor in the ring-fencing department, responsible for complex regulatory transactions (including RFTS) to implement the structural reform regime for a major UK banking group.  In the FCA, I played a key role in operationalising Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and was the main author for wind-down planning guide (WDPG). I had extensive experience in supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP) reviews, supervisory reviews and authorisations.

I regularly speak in public on regulatory and risk issues.  I also sit in the Regulatory Law Committee of the City of London Law Society (CLLS) which is forum for City regulatory lawyers to discuss pending legislation, law reform and practice issues in relation to financial services regulations.

Qualifications
  • LL.M. (with Merit) in Commercial and Corporate Law, University of London
  • Solicitor (England and Wales) with full Higher Rights of Audience (Admission: 2010)