Richard Hay
UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters

Speaker Profile

Richard is the firm’s FinTech lead and has considerable experience in advising on the financial structuring and regulatory aspects of innovative capital markets structures, products and systems.

He regularly advises investment banks, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers and start-ups on the deployment of novel technologies to support new or existing business lines. He has particular experience of new product development in the context of market infrastructures, notably trading, clearing, payment and settlement systems. He has also advised numerous start-ups and buy-side institutions on the creation and issuance of novel instruments and investment structures.

He has advised extensively on structured securities, exchange-traded and OTC derivatives and clearing, including on the enforceability of netting, set-off and credit support provisions.

He was previously seconded to the Financial Markets Law Committee at the Bank of England and, prior to joining Linklaters, was an equity derivatives sales-trader at a major investment bank.

He is a CFA charterholder.

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