Ana James

International Relations Manager

Ana is the International Relations Manager at XReg Consulting, a group of former regulators with practical experience in formulating public policy and developing regulation for blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and cryptoassets.

Leveraging her experience in financial services and International Affairs, Ana is responsible for developing and coordinating overall strategic engagement with intergovernmental, regulatory, and international industry bodies.

Ana joined the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC)’s Authorisations’ team as a regulatory officer in 2016, where she was primarily responsible for the assessment and recommendation for approval of applications for insurance companies, investment firms, and banks.

After her role in authorisations, Ana moved to the International and Government Affairs team, where she led the engagement with several international standard-setting bodies, other regulators, and Gibraltar government departments. Her responsibilities as International Policy Advisor included the liaison with regulators and public sector bodies in respect of requests for cross-border assistance. She was also part of the team that carried out horizon scanning at European and International level in respect of changes to legislative requirements and international standards.  

Ana supported the GFSC’s membership of the IAIS, in particular in its participation in the Implementation and Assessment Committee. In addition, Ana attended IOSCO’s European Regional Committee meetings, where, in October 2018, the team presented the newly implemented DLT regulatory framework.

Before moving to Gibraltar, Ana spent some time in London and Barcelona where she attained a BA in economics. Whilst at the GFSC, Ana completed the Chartered Insurance Institute’s core qualification (CII) and IOSCO/PIFS-Harvard Law School's Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets.

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