A New Regulatory Landscape: A Discussion of the Impact on Finance and Professional Services in an Independent Scotland

Event Name A New Regulatory Landscape: A Discussion of the Impact on Finance and Professional Services in an Independent Scotland
Start Date 19th Jun 2014 6:00pm
End Date 19th Jun 2014 7:15pm
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description Open to all, however registration is required. For more information and to reserve your place, please visit http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/events/5376073f26382cbd2bb14764/a-new-regulatory-landscape:-a- 

This is a joint event in partnership with ICAEW Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Whatever your political view, there are challenging regulatory areas to be considered if Scotland votes for independence on 18 September. Our panel of speakers will explore some of the issues and pose questions from their own particular field before opening to the floor for comments and questions.


Iain Coke, Head of Financial Services, ICAEW

Iain is head of the Financial Services Faculty at the ICAEW, having been responsible for its development and launch in January 2007. He leads ICAEWs policy, technical and thought leadership work on financial services, and is responsible for the facultys services to members. Iain also represents the UK accountancy profession on various UK and international bodies, including the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) banks and insurance working parties.

Iain is a fellow of the ICAEW, having qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Guernsey, and previously worked as an investment analyst at NatWest Securities. He has an LLB in Law and Accountancy from Edinburgh University and an MPhil in International Finance from Glasgow University.


Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, Edinburgh University

Emilios is a qualified lawyer with many years of practice in the field of global markets. He is the director of the inter-disciplinary LLM in International Banking Law and Finance.

As an academic he is an acknowledged expert on financial market regulation, banking law and finance, and global economic governance. He has published extensively in the wider field of International and European finance law and economics and behavioural finance.


Graeme Proudfoot, Head of Specialist Funds, Invesco Perpetual

A lawyer by background, Graeme is Head of the London Office of Invesco and its Head of Specialist Funds, a part of the Invesco group that encompasses a range of investment companies and Exchange Traded Funds.

Graeme joined Invesco in 1992, serving in a number of law-related roles and offices within the group, including as Company Secretary of Invesco PLC (then a FTSE 100 company) and as General Counsel responsible for the UK and Europe, Asia and South America. In 1999, he moved over onto the business side of the Invesco organisation as Head of Specialist Funds, subsequently becoming head of the company's London office in 2007. Graeme graduated from University College, Oxford where he read Jurisprudence.

Registration from 6pm. There will be a drinks reception after the talk.