Bob McDowall is a senior consulting analyst with Aite Group, focusing broadly on trading issues in the European marketplace as they apply not only to those within the capital markets sector, but also to those within wholesale banking. He specializes in all asset classes, risk issues and compliance with European regulation, most significantly Basel II, Basel III and MiFID. He is a director and shareholder in Ubicap Group Ltd, a private equity broking and investment company based in Guernsey.
He has spoken at numerous industry events and conferences, including Worldwide Exchanges Conference, Sibos and GARP. Bob has published research on a range of business issues which impact financial institutions conducting business globally as well as in European and the Middle East. The topics covered include risk and regulation, exchanges, trading platforms and securitization. Bob has frequently appears on the television networks including the BBC ,CNBC’s European and Arabic networks as well as CNN and Bloomberg to provide industry comment and analysis. He is a frequent contributor to industry thought and comment in the international, national and the financial industry press and pens a regular column for The Economic Times of India.
Prior to his work with Aite Group, Bob was a research director at TowerGroup, focusing on the European financial services industry. Bob has 30 years experience in the Banking and Securities and Investment business. He has worked for a number of institutions including Merrill Lynch, Pru-Bache, Syntegra and Singer and Friedlander. His experience covers administrative and operational management, business development, corporate advisory, marketing and control and planning functions across most asset classes. During that time he has been member of a number of industry and consultative groups. He has worked in a consulting capacity and has presented at a range of conferences on Capital Markets, Regulation and Banking. He has also worked with the private French monetary think-tank, le Centre Jouffroy pour la Reflexion Monetaire .
Bob has a degree in law (LL.B) from University College London.