Join this webinar and discover how innovation and competition are encouraged within the financial sector and gain an understanding of the FCA’s key priorities in competition.
The session will cover:
Deb Jones, director of Competition, FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
Deb Jones is Director of Competition at the Financial Conduct Authority, a role which she job-shares with Mary Starks. The FCA has had a competition mandate since its inception in 2013, unlike its predecessor, the FSA. Deb and Mary built the Competition Division from a standing start to a 90-strong team, encompassing lawyers, economists and financial services specialists. Since 2013, the Division has launched various in-depth market studies, such as into Cash Savings, Credit Cards, and Investment and Corporate Banking. Investigations under the Competition Act are handled jointly with the Enforcement Division. The work of the Division also includes advising colleagues across the FCA on competition issues or how policies might impact on competition. Deb was previously a director at the OFT where she led enforcement cases and policy work. Her OFT career spanned 10 years and included major cartel cases such as collusion between BA /Virgin Atlantic (passenger fuel surcharges) and bid-rigging practices amongst over 100 construction companies. Prior to joining the OFT, Deb was a practising solicitor at Slaughter and May.
Date: 13 May 2016