Who's Who Directory
Head of compliance, Barclays
Former Chief executive and Prudential Regulation Authority chief executive designate, UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA)
Hector Sants is a British investment banker and head of compliance at Barclays. After three years of heading its wholesale markets division, Sants served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Authority from July 2007 through June 2012. Previously, Sants joined the Research Department of Phillips & Drew in 1977, and from 1978 to 1983, he was the Senior Analyst responsible for Food Manufacturing and Overseas Traders sectors. In this capacity he achieved considerable success, regularly featuring in institutional client surveys and becoming a partner in 1984. In January 2013, Sants was knighted for services to financial services and regulation in the 2013 New Year Honours.
Mary L. Schapiro
Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Mary L. Schapiro was the 29th chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She was designated as the intended nominee by then-President-elect Barack Obama on December 18, 2008, and formally nominated upon Obama's inauguration into office on January 20, 2009. She is the immediate past chairperson and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the securities industry self-regulatory organization for broker-dealers and exchanges in the United States. Schapiro announced on November 26, 2012 that she would be stepping down from her post as Chairman of the SEC.
EVP Product Management, SunGard
Tony Scianna is executive vice president, product management and marketing for SunGard’s Brokerage and Clearance business. Prior to joining SunGard, Scianna was the chief operating officer of Refco Securities. During his more than 25 years in the financial services industry, he has held positions at Hornblower, Weeks, Hemphill & Noyes, Loeb Rhodes and Spear, Leeds & Kellogg.
Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Edward Scicluna (born. October 12, 1946 in Naxxar, Malta) is an economist and a Member of the European Parliament elected on behalf of the Maltese Labour Party and sitting with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. He served as Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (1999–2003) and of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) (1997–99), an Electoral Commissioner (1987–93), a Director of the Central Bank of Malta (1996–2003) and a member of Malta's National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC) (2005–2008).
Professor and Director, Harvard Law School
Hal Scott is the Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1975. He teaches courses on Capital Markets Regulation, International Finance, and Securities Regulation.
Managing Director, Swap Financial Group
In 1988, Peter Shapiro founded Swap Financial Group and became the groups Managing Director, handling the firm’s senior client relationships, including major state agencies. Early in his career, Shapiro began structuring tax-exempt swaps, caps, floors and collars, prior to establishment of the SIFMA/BMA Index. Shapiro previously held positions at Euro Brokers as the Senior Vice President, as well as Vice President and Department Head of Citibank. With 20 years experience as a senior financial markets professional specializing in public finance and financial derivatives products, Shapiro has solidified himself as a major player in the financial service industry.
Ranking Member, Senate Banking Committee
Richard Craig Shelby is the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama. Shelby began his legislative career as a member of the Alabama Senate in 1970, serving until 1978, when he was elected to the House of Representatives from the Tuscaloosa-based 7th District.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE)
Johnathan Short is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). Short oversees ICE's legal and government affairs, as well as corporate governance matters.
Member, Financial Services Committee
Kyrsten Sinema is the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Sinema was named to the Financial Services Committee in 2013. Prior to serving in Congress, Sinema was a social worker from 1995-2002 before becoming a criminal defense lawyer in 2005.In 2010, she was elected to the Arizona State Senate.
Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Peter Skinner has been a Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee for 15 years and a European Parliamentary Labour Party spokesperson on financial and economic affairs.Within the ECON Committee, he takes a very keen interest in financial services legislation. Most recently Skinner was the Rapporteur (Parliamentary Sponsor) for the creation of the new European Supervisory Authority for Insurance and Occupation Pensions. In addition, Skinner currently chairs the European Parliamentary Insurance Caucus and is a Vice-Chair of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum.
Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO
Heather Slavkin is a Senior Legal and Policy Advisor in the Office of Investment at American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a national trade union center. AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in the United States, made up of 56 national and international unions, together representing more than 11 million workers.
Former Commissioner, CFTC
Jill Sommers was sworn in as a CFTC on August 8, 2007. On July 20, 2009 she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve a five-year second term, and was confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 2009. She announced her resignation on January 24, 2013. Sommers served as Chairman and Designated Federal Official of the Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee, which meets periodically to discuss issues of concern to exchanges, firms, market users and the Commission regarding the regulatory challenges of a global marketplace. Prior to joining the CFTC, Sommers worked in the Government Affairs Office of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Chairman and CEO, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE)
Jeffrey C. Sprecher is the founder of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Inc. In addition, Sprecher is the Chairman and CEO of ICE Clear U.S.
Chester S. Spatt
Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
Director, Center for Financial Markets
Chester S. Spatt is currently Professor of Finance at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and Director of the Center for Financial Markets. In contribution to his expertise in Finance and Economics, he presently teaches Fixed Income Investment, Taxation and Financial Strategy, and Economic Issues in Financial Regulation at the Master’s level. Formerly, Spatt held position as the Chief Economist and Director at the Office of Economic Analysis for U.S. Securities and Exchange from 2004 to 2007. Additionally, Spatt has received numerous awards and praise for his published works and talents, including the Distinguished Speaker Award from the Western Finance Associate in 2009.
Managing Director of Business Development, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Bill Stenning is the vice president for Business development at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Stenning regulates DTCC's OTC derivatives business development efforts in Europe. Most recently, Stenning was the managing director, Trading & Risk Systems, responsible for trading products, primarily in the back office at Sungard.
Substitute Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
As a Member of the European Parliament since 1999, Catherine has performed in the role of Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) from 2004 to 2006 and EPLP health spokesperson in the previous Parliament. Catherine is a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (2009-) and is a substitute on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (2009-)
Managing Director, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Authority (SIFMA)
Cory Strupp joined SIFMA’s legislative affairs team as Managing Director in 2008. He served as the Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade, an affiliate of the American Bankers Association, from 2004 to 2006.
Director of Research, Tabb Group
Adam Sussman joined Tabb Group after serving as a senior product manager responsible for order management systems, routing and next-generation trading tools focused on the equities and options markets at Ameritrade, Inc., a brokerage industry subsidiary of Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Swinburne is currently the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group's coordinator on the Economics and Monetary Committee in the European Parliament (ECON); and the ECR Group's coordinator on the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (CRIS). She is also a member of the EuroMed Parliamentary Assembly (DMED) and Welsh Conservative Party. A successful career in investment banking has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets. This, combined with her experience advising businesses in Europe and the US, has led to her appointment on the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.