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David Rouch
Partner, Freshfields

David Rouch is a partner at Freshfields. David is widely recognised for his technical expertise in financial services law and regulation. He works with the full range of financial market participants on both their advisory and transactional matters – dealing with some of the market’s greatest regulatory challenges.


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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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Gillian Tett
Chair, Editorial Board of the Financial Times and Editor-at-Large (US), Author, Anthro-vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Gillian Tett is chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large (US) of the Financial Times. She writes weekly columns, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues, and is co-founder of the FT’s Moral Money: a twice weekly newsletter that tracks the ESG revolution in business and finance.


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Martin Wheatley
Former CEO, UK Financial Conduct Authority Former CEO, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Martin Wheatley was the first CEO of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) serving from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that he was the CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.


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Sir Keith Skeoch
Non-Executive Chairman of insurer QBE’s European Operations.

Sir Keith Skeoch is the former CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen (now-abrdn), and previously served as the Chair of the UK Financial Reporting Council from 2020 to 2021. He is now the Non-Executive Chairman of insurer QBE’s European Operations.


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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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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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Where you can find the books that have inspired us

Find a list of the books that sit on our bookshelf.  We hope that some of our readers will be inspired to give one or tow of these terrific books a glance.