William K. Black teaches Economics and Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). He is a white-collar criminologist. He directed the Institute for Fraud Prevention. His regulatory career is profiled in Professor Riccucci's book Unsung Heroes. George Akerlof called his book, The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One (University of Texas Press 2005, 2014), "a classic." Paul Volcker wrote: One of those lessons really sticks out: one brave man with a conscience could stand up for us all. Black helped the World Bank develop anti-corruption initiatives and testified to Congress five times about the financial crisis. He is also the "Distinguished Scholar for Financial Regulation" at the University of Minnesota's Law School and a Professor at IAEN in Quito, Ecuador.
David Charlet is Chair of ‘CC&A Finance Patrimoine Formation (CC&A)’ since 2004, a global asset management company whose particularity is its advisory work, most of which is remunerated by fees, having formed with CC&A UK (sold in 2008) one of the few companies to have been licensed to operate both in France and in the United Kingdom. Moreover, he is also Chair of the ‘Association Nationale des Conseils Financiers (ANACOFI)’ since 2004, the main association representing so-called "independent" professionals in the financial and wealth management sector, representing approximately 5,000 companies and 40,000 jobs. In March 2017, he was named Honorary President and VP of ANACOFI-CIF, the main "co-regulatory" association of Financial Investment Advisors (CIF) with 46% of the approved professionals under its responsibility. ANACOFI-CIF is the structure placed between the Autorité des Marchés Financiers and ANACOFI following the Financial Security Law of September 2003, whose mission is to approve and partly regulate Financial Investment Advisors. David Charlet is in charge of the Advisory Board of the ‘Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers (FECIF)’, after having been the President since 2017 and previously the Vice-President. FECIF is the European representative body for Financial Advisors and equivalent Asset Management Advisors at the European level. It brings together 30 national organizations and represents more than 250,000 advisors for more than 600,000 jobs in their companies.
Vincent J. Derudder (72) is French and a jurist by training with a considerable experience in financial services. Vincent was a member till recently of the European Commission Expert Group on automatic exchange of financial account information. He was also a guest professor at the University of Nice (France), teaching European Law (Financial services regulation) after teaching at Paris (Dauphine) for a few years. Serving FECIF “Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers” (www.fecif.eu – pan European trade body of the European financial services/insurance intermediaries – 300,000 members) since 1999 in various executive roles, he was lately made Honorary Chairman and appointed Chair of the Development Committee. A resident in Luxembourg since 1998, he is the Managing Partner of Nucleus Management Sàrl, the General Partner of Nucleus Holding II SC Sp, Chairman of the Board of Nucleus Life AG. He is the Co-author of several books and regular contributor to trade magazines. Vincent is member of the editorial board of "TRUSTING".
Patrick Dufour, after 10 years in the oil industry, moved to the Financial sector, first as area manager for a Dallas, Texas, based Trust. Back to France, the Financial planning was starting and he got involved into developing all the needs for this new industry: Learning (university and developing a new concept for distance Learning), certification (creating the French Certification in Financial Planning (CFP), and the ISO standards (22222) as expert co-writer. Currently, he is running his own corporation bringing all the services a Financial planners may need to serve his clients with extension to corporate finance.
Leong Sze Hian, an alumnus of Harvard University, was the Past President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He has authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media. He has been host of a money radio show, a daily newspaper column, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for Malaysiakini, executive producer of the movie Ilo Ilo (26 international awards). He has served as Honorary Consul of Jamaica and founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Brunei and Indonesia. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors and 13 professional qualifications.
François Loriot is a team leader and UN senior Court practitioner, at the international level. Since 1972, he was involved in the design of accountability policies, control and transparency systems. He held top management, personnel and financial responsibilities of increasing complexity at the United Nations, involving MDG training, and in UN legal and justice matters. He has been liaising with governments, international organizations and external/internal agencies. Since 1992, he covered high level positions at the United Nations in the fields of administration of justice, accountability, ethics and first Executive Secretary of the United Nations Governance and Public Administration permanent Committee of Experts in 2002. His publications and achievements in international public administrative law, justice systems, governance and technical cooperation, enhanced by advanced degrees, have received worldwide recognition. He has obtained in 1971 a Doctorat d’Etat (Ph.D.) in International Public Law, in 1968 a Master Degree (DES), Public Administrative Law, at the Université de Paris and, in 1966, License in Law (LL.L.) & Bar Admission, Université de Montréal.
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in fiscal policy, particularly tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Dan's work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Villanova Law Review, Public Choice, Emory Law Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Offshore Investment, Playboy, and Investor's Business Daily. He has appeared on all the major TV networks, and has given speeches in almost 40 states and more than 30 countries. Dan earned a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.
Jaques Potdevin is a certified public accountant, auditor. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of JPA Paris. He is the founder and chairman of JPA International and JPA Consulting International, a network of certified public accountants and auditors representing 130 member firms in 42 countries. He was the vice-president of the European Federation of Accountants (F.E.E.) from 2000-2004, the deputy-president from 2004 to 2006 and the president from 2006 to 2008. He is a Member of the High Level Group of Independent Stakeholders on Administrative Burdens, European Commission and a Member of IFAC Board (International Federation of Accountants). Jacques Potdevin is Officer of the French National Order of Merit and Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.
Franco has extensive experience in the private banking and wealth advisory industry. He held senior positions in various Swiss banks before he co-founded and became managing partner at Rise Invest AG a Zurich based wealth advisory and private equity firm. Over the course of his time at Rise Invest Franco focused on wealth management services to high net worth individuals and specialized in setting up compliant wealth preservation and wealth protection structures, in addition he also arranged private equity transactions and successfully organized financing for high tech companies, most notably he was the leading force behind Euroseek’s IPO the largest European internet search engine in the late nineties. In 2002 Franco founded www.privatebanking.com a finance industry centered social media and business development internet platform. Concurrently to his involvement with Privatebanking.com Franco is also managing partner at Prévis AG, a Swiss based boutique firm that offers a wide range of specialized wealth management and private equity solutions. Franco is fluent in Italian, German, English and Spanish. He studied at ITST Venice, Italy and he holds a BBA of the University of Southern California (Magna Cum Laude).
Gilles-Guy de Salins was in the 80’s a personal banker in France with Barclays, then a Capital Markets’ Manager in London, successively with New Japan Securities, Midland Montagu and Swiss Bank Corporation. He joined in Paris a high net worth advisory firm, La Financière du Galion, in the early 90’s, before founding his multi-family office, Sélection GGS Conseils, in 2004. Concurrently he trains IFAs through the Centre de Formation des Professionnels du Patrimoine he founded, and, amongst other, he teaches law students at F.A.CO. in Paris. Gilles-Guy has an Economics degree and a post-graduate diploma in wealth management. He is a French citizen.
Georges Ugeux, former Executive Vice President at the NYSE, is Chairman and CEO of Galileo Global Advisors, a New-York based boutique advisory investment bank specialising in cross border advisory services, Mergers and Acquisitions and capital raising with a strong focus on emerging markets. A lawyer and economist by training, Georges Ugeux has focused his entire 40 year career on the global dimensions of business, government and finance. He has a deep understanding of the international dimension of negotiations, networks and partnerships. He teaches European Banking and Finance at Columbian Law School. He is a frequent public speaker and educator on global issues (at the College of Europe in Bruges and Harvard Law School). Georges holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He chairs, and sits on, Boards of numerous transatlantic organizations.
Stephen B. Young is the Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism (CRT). Young has published Moral Capitalism and The Road to Moral Capitalism, two well-received books written as a guide to implement the CRT ethical and socially responsible Principles for Business. In her 2008 book, The Difference Makers, Professor Sandra Waddock listed Young among the 23 persons who created the corporate social responsibility movement.
Young was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He served as an Assistant Dean at the Harvard Law School and as the third Dean of the Hamline University School of Law. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and at the SASIN Graduate School of Management in Bangkok and spoken at many workshops and conferences on corporate social responsibility and business ethics.
Young has also taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, Carlson School of Management, the College of Liberal Arts and Minnesota State University – Mankato. He has written numerous opinion articles for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Journal on Law and Politics, St. Paul Legal Ledger and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Washington Post.