Simon Lovegrove

Head of Financial Services Knowledge - Global

Simon Lovegrove


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Simon Lovegrove is Head of Financial Services Knowledge - Global. He specialises in financial services and markets regulation.

Simon’s primary responsibility is to keep track of international, EU and UK regulatory developments and update fee earners and clients. Simon is the author of our highly regarded blog, Financial Services: Regulation tomorrow and our online technical resources Pegasus, Phoenix, AIFMD expert and Banking Reform.
Simon has a degree in law and a masters degree in business law.

He is the author of the regulation update in Butterworth's Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. He is also the co-author of the commodities derivatives chapter in A Practitioner’s Guide to MiFID and the Compliance Officer Bulletin updates on the Banking Reform Act, FCA conduct of business requirements, the European supervisory authorities (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA), the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, remuneration and regulation and the MiFID review. In 2011 Simon co-authored the chapter entitled “Moves towards a common regulatory framework for financial services in the European Union” in the textbook Managing records in global financial markets (part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series).

Since 2006 Simon has had a fortnightly regulatory column in the FT's Financial Adviser magazine.

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  • Admissions
    Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Videos

    ESMA Open Hearing - Commodity Derivatives

    July 2014

    MiFID II - Conduct of business requirements

    July 2014

  • Publications

    MiFID II / MiFIR series

    The legislative texts that will amend the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) have now been approved..

    October 15, 2014

    MiFID II / MiFIR series

    MiFID II and third country provisions: establishment of branches, registration by ESMA, transitional provisions and exclusive initiative of the client..

    October 13, 2014

  • News

    Financial Adviser - Simon Lovegrove

    Simon Lovegrove has written an article which looks at the importance of providing employees at financial services firms with training on upcoming European regulation.

    October 17, 2013