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Callum Watling : Senior Consultant

Callum is a member of Oxera’s Competition, Regulation & Market Design and Financial Services teams. Prior to joining Oxera in 2018, he worked at Ipsos MORI, a global market research firm. Here, he specialised in customer research for the financial services sector, advising a range of multinational firms on their global customer research programmes.

Callum holds a Masters degree in Economics from University College London, where his curriculum focused on game theory, econometrics and industrial organisation; and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

Callum speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7776 6627

Callum's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Economic advice to the arbitration tribunal in respect of the dispute between Standard Life Aberdeen and Lloyds Banking Group (2018–19)

  • Economic analysis of the design of equity trading markets in Europe for the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (2018–19)


  • MSc Economics, University College London, UK

  • BA Economics and Management, University of Oxford, UK

Latest Insights:  Callum Watling

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The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (‘UKJT’), part of LawtechUK, has produced a Legal Statement on how English law supports the use of distributed ledger technology in equity and bond markets (also…
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Many financial assets trade away from exchanges in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. The academic literature has highlighted the value of both the OTC and exchange trading models but also notes some…
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The decline in European public equity markets has sparked concern from policymakers about how to revive listings. Behind this overall declining trend, there is a notable variation between financial centres.…
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Public equity markets bring substantial benefits. However, in recent years there has been a fall in the number of initial public offerings (IPOs), and an increase in delistings as companies…

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Transition from Gas Markets to Hydrogen Markets Over the summer, the transition to hydrogen has gained further momentum. The direction of travel has become clearer with the approval of the European Commission’s €2bn government funding for thyssenkrupp Steel’s “tkH2Steel” decarbonization project, the EU Delegated Acts on Renewable Hydrogen approval in… Read More

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