After Brexit: Impact on Markets and Emerging Relationships in the Financial Industry

Date: Wednesday, 20th October 2021
12:30pm (BST)
: This event will take place virtually via Zoom. 
(Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the virtual meeting. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.)


Hosted by Professor Barbara Casu Lukac this event will feature a panel discussion on how the UK's new relationship with the European Union impacts markets and the financial industry across the globe. This will be followed by a Q&A where you are invited to pose your own questions to the speakers and share your views. 

This event will give you an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest news from Bayes Business School and engage in an expert talk about the financial industry with fellow alumni, students and academics. 


12:30 Welcome by Professor Paolo Volpin, Dean of Bayes Business School 

12:35 Panel discussion hosted by Professor Casu 

13:05 Q&A 

13:25 Final remarks and event closure

13:30 Event ends


Speaker Profiles




Professor Paolo Volpin is Dean of Bayes Business School and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Prior to joining Bayes Business School, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at the London Business School.

He has published on the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives and other journals. His research in corporate finance, especially in the field of corporate governance, has won several awards. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Political Economy from Bocconi University.


Professor Barbara Casu Lukac is the Director of the Centre for Banking Research at Bayes Business School. She is also the Course Director for the Executive PhD at Bayes.

Her main research interests are in empirical banking, financial regulation, structured finance, and corporate governance. Barbara has published widely, with over 50 publications in peer reviewed Journals. She has also written the popular textbook “Introduction to Banking” (Pearson FT), which is widely adopted for banking courses across the world. She has recently co-edited the Palgrave Handbook of European Banking. Outside academia, Professor Casu has been a consultant/visiting researcher at several organisations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the European Commission (EC); Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); the Building Societies Association (BSA), the SWIFT Institute.



Richard O’Connor (Business Studies, 1990) has a broad background within the finance sector. After graduating in 1990, he joined United Dominions Trust (Finance House) where he held a number of positions in the credit and finance divisions. In 1993, he joined Clerical Medical Investment Management (Fund Management House) as an equity investment analyst, specialising primarily in UK banks. He became Head of UK Equity Research in 1997 and Head of Global Research retaining direct responsibility for bank sector analysis, in 2000. During this time he was also a portfolio manager, latterly managing the top performing £5bn UK Equity portfolio for Clerical Medical’s With-Profit Fund.

He is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the UK Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society.
Richard started with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, as Head of Investor Relations at the end of April 2003. Richard joined HSBC as Global Head of Investor Relations in October 2016.


Elisabeth Øverland (Law, 2002) is a counsel in Freshfields' London financial services regulatory group and her practice covers a wide range of financial services and regulatory matters.

Elisabeth advises investment banks, asset managers, exchanges, market infrastructure providers, private wealth advisers, sovereign wealth funds and industry groups and has extensive experience of advising clients on UK and EU regulatory reform and implementation, including cross-border impacts. Her recent work has included Brexit planning and implementation and advice on Covid-19 implications, MiFID II/MiFIR, market abuse (MAR/CSMAD), derivatives (EMIR) and recovery and resolution planning, as well as issues relating to the establishment and licensing of financial institutions, compliance with ongoing conduct of business and client money rules, market abuse, payment services, prime brokerage, custody rules and fiduciary duties.

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