Megan Butler Head of Investment Banks Department, Financial Services Authority

Biography

Megan is Head of the Investment Banks Department at the FSA. The Investment Banks Department supervises the major US investment banking groups' activities undertaken by their UK authorised firms. The Department maintains close contacts with the US regulators in particular the New York FED, Richmond FED, Federal Reserve Board, OCC, FDIC, SCC and FINRA.

Before moving to head up the FSA’s Investment Banks Department Megan was Head of Enforcement Law, Policy and International Cooperation at the Financial Services Authority. She headed the team that was responsible for providing legal advice in respect of enforcement related litigation and regulatory action. She was also responsible for domestic and international enforcement policy development. Megan coordinated the FSA's enforcement relationship with overseas regulators and responses to international requests for assistance. She also chaired IOSCO's Standing Committee 4 which is concerned with international enforcement cooperation.

Before moving to the FSA’s Enforcement Division, Megan was one of the FSA's Chief Counsel, heading the legal team responsible for advising on legal issues relating to Official Listing, the regulation of exchanges and clearing houses, market abuse and the supervision of wholesale firms. She was closely involved in the development and implementation of the EU's Financial Services Action Plan.

Megan joined the FSA in 2000 from the London Stock Exchange where she held a number of legal and business roles.

Megan is a barrister who was called to the bar in 1987.

Year Qualified

1987