Partner, International Financial Services
Managing Director, International Financial Services, Hume Brophy
Co-Head Regulatory Affairs, IHS Markit
Head of Financial Services, UK Representation to the EU
Manager, Financial Stability Division, Financial Services Authority
David Cook is a partner at Penta leading its strategic international financial services practice, focusing on providing clients with a borderless offer across London, Brussels, Dublin, and Asia. This is vital as the issues facing financial services are often international in nature and need to be considered on a cross-border basis. David has over 20 years’ public policy experience as a civil servant, regulator, diplomat, and in the private sector. Prior to joining Hume Brophy, he was co-head of Regulatory Affairs for IHS Markit and, before that, Head of Financial Services at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels.
In Brussels, he was responsible for all aspects of UK approaches to EU financial services during a critical time of post financial crisis re-regulation and pre-Brexit dynamics, and he personally led negotiations on key legislation such as MIFID2, EMIR, MAR, and UCITS. He also worked for the Financial Services Authority during the financial crisis, and at HM Treasury.