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Julian Adams, Director, Public Policy and Regulation, M&G

Julian Adams.JPGJulian was appointed Director of public policy and regulation in July 2019. He previously held the role of Group Regulatory & Government Relations Director at Prudential plc, having joined the group in January 2015 after a career at the Bank of England, and the Financial Services Authority, with a senior role in banking supervision during the crisis, and then latterly as Executive Director of Insurance Supervision. In that time, Julian represented the UK on international insurance fora, including chairing the Financial Stability Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and sitting on its Executive Committee, as well as being the UK’s board member on EIOPA and a member of its managing board.     

At Prudential, Julian covered regulatory, compliance, policy and government issues globally, and sat on the Group's Executive Committee. He sits on the board of the Association of British Insurers, and led a new report for CityUK on the UK’s future regulatory landscape after Brexit. Julian has sat on the board of Prudential’s joint venture with Zenith Bank in Nigeria.   

Between 2014 and 2017 Julian sat on the CASS Building School’s Strategy and Advisory Board, working with the university’s senior team as they developed the business education offering for global students and interfacing with the private sector.  

Julian has written and spoken widely on a range of subjects including: 

  • Global regulation: policy and practice, changing nature of risks to stability and customer protection 
  • Brexit and financial services: opportunities and challenges for the UK industry after the EU Referendum 
  • Demographics: with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities in Asia with rapidly ageing populations and in Africa with growing, young and largely uninsured populations 
  • The role of insurance in driving socio-economic growth in emerging markets (including capacity building, FS development, capital market development and financial inclusion) 
  • Partnership between private, public and regulatory sectors on economic development 
  • The role of insurance in mobilising domestic capital for long term investment, including infrastructure, housing, and long-term company financing