Reinder Van Dijk

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Reinder has more than 18 years of professional experience in applying economics in the context of competition and market investigations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and supervisory investigations, and litigation cases. He leads Oxera’s work in financial services and has advised major retail and investment banks, lenders, insurers and re-insurers, stock exchanges, payment system companies, fund managers, and distributors. Reinder has been involved in UK competition cases as well as FCA and European Commission regulatory, supervisory and competition investigations, and has provided written and oral evidence. He has delivered training courses to the FCA, government departments, financial services companies and law firms.

Reinder has also directed projects for trade associations and government bodies, such as the FCA, the PRA, the CMA, the European Commission, and regulators outside Europe such as the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil and the Securities Commission Malaysia. He has directed influential studies on the functioning of capital markets for the European Commission, and worked with a range of clients on mergers, agreements, abuse of dominance and state aid cases in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands.

Before joining Oxera in April 2001, he worked as an economist at the Netherlands Central Bank and the Mexican Federal Competition Commission.

Selected project experience

  • Advice to the Securities Commission Malaysia on the functioning of the market for trading and post-trading services (2016–17)

  • Advice to a number of lenders on supervisory investigations (2014–16)

  • Advice to a third party on the merger between LSE and Deutsche Börse (2016)

  • Advice to Mastercard and VocaLink on their merger (cleared at Phase 1) (2016–17)

  • Advice to an insurance company on an antitrust investigation (What-if case)

  • Advice to a new-entrant trading platform on access to settlement services (2017)

  • Advice to VocaLink on the Payment Systems Regulator’s market studies (2015–16)

  • Advice to a large retail bank on the CMA investigation into retail banking (2013–15)

  • Advice to a lender on the OFT/Competition Commission investigation into the payday loan market (2013–14)

  • Advice to an insurance company on the competition investigation into motor insurance (2012–13)

  • Advice to a payment processing company on the new regulatory regime for payment services (2013)

  • Directed a study for Deutsche Börse, NYSE Euronext, OMX Nasdaq and the Swiss Stock Exchange on the pricing of market data services (2013–14)

  • Advised on the merger between EuroCCP and EMCF (2013–14)

  • Directed an expert witness statement for the trustee of a global financial company in a high-profile litigation case (asset valuation) (2013)

  • Directed a study on competition in trading and post-trading for the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (2012)

  • Advised a bank on the investigation into LIBOR and Credit Default Swaps (2012–14)

  • Directed a study on the impact of the financial services tax proposed by the European Commission (2012–13)

  • Advised insurance companies on Article 101 EC Treaty investigations (2010–11)

  • Advised a high-street retailer on the OFT market investigation into extended warranties (2011)

  • Directed a study on the impact of a ban on gender discrimination in insurance pricing for the German Insurance Association, GDV (2011)

  • Managed a study on the impact of high-frequency trading for Foresight (2011)

  • Advised an infrastructure provider on the DG Competition investigation into the merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext (2011)

  • Directed the price monitoring study of trading and post-trading services in 18 financial centres for the European Commission (2008–11)

  • Directed a study for the ABI on alternative arrangements for the provision of flood insurance (2010–11)

  • Directed a study for Euroclear on the costs of securities trading and post-trading (2010)

  • Directed studies for the FSA and the Council of Mortgage Lenders on the impact of new mortgage regulation (2010)

  • Directed a study for the UK Cards Association on the impact of proposals for credit card regulation (2010)

  • Managed a study for the FSA on the impact of the Retail Distribution Review on market structure and competition (2009–10)

  • Advice to a European bank in relation to a restructuring aid investigation by the European Commission (2009)

  • Advised Littlewoods Shop Direct Group on the Competition Commission’s investigation into retail Payment Protection Insurance (retail PPI) (2008–10)

  • Adviser to a major retail bank in relation to the Competition Commission investigation into Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) (2007–11)

Qualifications

  • BSc and MSc Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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