Guy Sears is Director, Institutional at the Investment Management Association, the trade association of the UK’s investment management industry. His area is responsible for wholesale and institutional issues, non-retail FSA regulation, prudential regulation, financial crime, operational risk and legal; and provides the secretariat to the Institutional Money Market Funds Association.
He is a member of the Banking Liaison Panel appointed under the Banking Act 2009 and a director of the UK’s Joint Money Laundering Steering Group; and is an officer of his local credit union. Prior to joining IMA, he served as Deputy Chief Executive of APCIMS and was a member of the UK’s MiFID Connect steering committee; he has also served as a Board Director of a commodity derivative market maker on the London Metal Exchange; Consultant to the Jersey Financial Services Commission; Head of Market Conduct and Market Infrastructure at the FSA and part of the UK delegation negotiating the Credit Institutions Winding Up Directive and the Settlement Finality Directive in Brussels; and Solicitor on the Record for SIB having conduct in the courts of the enforcement actions and other litigation at that regulator.
He is the author of the chapters “Financial Markets and Insolvency” and “Regulatory Bodies” in Tolley’s Insolvency Law Handbook and of the chapter “MiFID” in OUP’s Financial Markets and Exchanges Law.
Guy has an M.A.(Cantab) and was an Entrance Exhibitioner in Natural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is a non-practicing solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.