NEX appoints Kay Swinburne MEP to chair new regulatory think tank

02 March 2017

London - NEX Optimisation, which helps clients reduce complexity and optimise resources across the transaction lifecycle, announces today that it has launched NEX Reg, a new think tank focused on regulatory and market structure issues.

Kay Swinburne MEP has been appointed as Chair and she will work with senior leaders from across NEX Group to publish regular white papers and host events for the wider market to debate and illuminate key issues.

NEX Reg will support NEX’s objective of leading future thinking on key issues for the market by providing a forum for market participants and policy makers to come together to generate discussion on how best to achieve fair and efficient markets. The think tank will identify emerging issues, carefully examine the implications with market participants and generate discourse between industry and regulators.

As Chair, Dr Swinburne will be central to the objectives of NEX Reg by providing an independent voice and challenge. She will bring experienced external viewpoints and ensure NEX Reg remains relevant to the policy debate of the day and the wider market.

She enjoyed a successful career in investment banking and consulting before being elected as the Conservative MEP for Wales in June 2009. Her financial and business experience led to her appointment to the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.

Jenny Knott, CEO of NEX Optimisation, said: “The launch of NEX Reg, with Kay as Chair, is an important step for the NEX Group. Regulation has and will continue to play a critical role in the capital markets ecosystem and the accompanying compliance and technological issues are immense. We are committed to playing a leading role in helping the market navigate these changes. NEX Reg will help to find ways for the industry to work together and will focus on finding solutions to the complex issues faced. I’m thrilled that Kay is joining this think tank and believe that her experience and passion for these issues will add significant value.”

The first event is taking place today and is entitled: “How technology is changing market structure and the role of regulatory policy.” Attendees at the event are drawn from across the market, representing buy- and sell-side, market infrastructure, and trade associations.

Freddie Bendit (Maitland)
+44 20 7379 5151

NEX Optimisation Leading the transformation of market structure, NEX Optimisation offers a portfolio of cloud-hosted services across the transaction lifecycle. Ranging from pre-execution credit checking to multilateral portfolio compression, our purpose is to simplify our clients’ workflow and help them optimise their resources. We are an integrated team of financial markets and pioneering financial technology specialists who operate in all asset classes, geographies and business sectors across the financial markets.

We are dedicated to mitigating risk, increasing efficiency, reducing costs and streamlining increasingly complex processes for our clients. We offer the opportunity to optimise both regulatory and financial resources. Find out more here.

NEX Group plc offers customers better ways to execute trades and manage risk. Our products and services underpin the entire trade lifecycle pre-, during and post-execution. Our electronic trading platforms are industry standards. Customers use our lifecycle management and information services to optimise portfolios, control risk and reduce costs. We partner with emerging technology companies to bring greater efficiency, transparency and scale to the world’s capital markets. NEX is headquartered in London with offices worldwide. NEX. Empowering markets. For more information, go to  

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