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Axel Weber
past-Chair, UBS, past-President, German Bundesbank

Axel Weber is the past-Chair of UBS and the past-President of the German Bundesbank and a member of the European Central Bank Governing Council from 2004 to 2011. He is a member of the Group of 30.

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Christopher Rich
General Counsel, FICC Markets Standards Board

Christopher Rich is the General Counsel for the FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB), a standard setting body for the global wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) markets. Mr. Rich has overall responsibility for all FMSB Working Groups and their publications including Standards, Statements of Good Practice and Spotlight Reviews.

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Gary Cohn
Vice Chairman, IBM, Former Director, NEC, Former President & COO, Goldman Sachs

As Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018), Gary Cohn managed the US economic policy agenda, stimulating economic expansion, job creation, and wage increases through historic tax and regulatory reform. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs where he worked for more than 25 years.

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Rick Ketchum
Former Chairman & CEO, FINRA

Mr. Ketchum is the former Chairman of Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (2009 - 2016).

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Sarah Dahlgren
Former Head of Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sarah Dahlgren is the former Head of Supervision for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Currently, Sarah is a Partner in the Risk Practice at the global consultancy McKinsey & Co.

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Starling Insights
Starling Insights Editorial Board

Starling's team of editors provide review and analysis of current trends and developments in the industry.

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Ted MacDonald
Senior Technical Specialist, FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB)

Edward (Ted) MacDonald is a member of the FICC Markets Standards Board Secretariat, is an accredited mediator and maintains active links with Ivey Business School and its Leader Character programme. As a financial services practitioner, he has held senior roles in business origination, risk management, board-level governance, and more recently, regulation.

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Thomas J. Curry
Former US Comptroller of the Currency

Curry was nominated by President Obama to serve as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Comptroller of the Currency (2012-17), Curry led the US federal agency that charters, regulates, and supervises national banks and federal savings banks.

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