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 Colin 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 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 is a key advisory board member with organizations including IHS Markit, PRMIA (UK), and Appomattox Portfolio Managers Parker Fitzgerald Consulting. He holds a MA and PhD in international economics from the University of Chicago.