Dr. Colin Lawrence is a Senior Banking Advisor, Board Member & Financial Risk / Regulatory Specialist, and an expert in challenging & advising on critical risk strategies for major global financial institutions. Colin’s early banking career included being a Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income Derivatives at UBS, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Financial Products at Republic National Bank of New York, and Global Head of Risk and capital allocation at Barclays Bank. He then held risk leadership positions at IBM Global Business Services in China and Asia Pacific.
In 2008 he was appointed to head a new Supervisory Risk Specialist division at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and became Senior Risk Strategist of the new Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) as part of the Bank of England, before moving on to Ernst & Young as Partner for Risk Management & Regulation. Colin is a member of the Strategic Expert group advising the Governor of the Astana International Finance Centre (AIFC) Kazakhstan, as well as a Board Member and Chair on Risk and Compliance of Ostc Ltd, one of the largest liquidity providers in futures exchanges worldwide. He is also a key advisory board member with organizations including IHS Markit, PRMIA (UK), and Appomattox Portfolio Managers (USA).
Colin Lawrence’s academic career includes a current Honorary Visiting Professor role at University College London, specializing in Finance & Risk Management. Earlier Professorships include Cass Business School and Columbia Business School, specializing in Money and Financial markets. He holds an MA and a PhD in money and banking from the University of Chicago.