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Oxera welcomes two new Senior Advisers

Oxera is delighted to welcome two new Senior Advisers, Graeme Ashley-Fenn and Peter Andrews, who will be working with our in-house economics experts.

Graeme has over 35 years of experience, gained as a leading regulator at the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) and subsequently the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as from working extensively with other regulatory authorities such as the Dutch Central Bank and the UK’s Solicitors Regulation Authority. His experience and in-depth knowledge of the sector will be of enormous value to our Financial Services team.

Peter has senior-level experience in the financial sector followed by more than 20 years of experience in regulation. Until recently, he was Chief Economist at the FCA, where he led a substantial economic research and consulting service, established the first behavioural economics capability at any financial regulator, built the foundations for the FCA’s Competition Division, and (at the FSA) undertook the first empirical work on the macroeconomic costs and benefits of higher capital standards. He has also written a number of books, chapters and papers on regulation, economics and banking, including innovative work on approaches to cost–benefit analysis. Oxera looks forward to benefiting from Peter’s strategic acumen and expertise.

Graeme said that he was delighted to be appointed as a Senior Adviser to Oxera, where his regulatory experience will dovetail closely with behavioural and competition economics. He noted that this combined expertise will provide him with an enormous opportunity to deliver high-quality advice and support to clients.

Peter commented that he was excited to be joining Oxera’s finance and regulatory practice at a time when the ability of markets to work well is being challenged, when firms are seeking to open up new markets in response to political changes, and when increasing the efficiency of regulation is more important than ever.