International Relations Manager // Regulatory Consultant
As International Relations Manager for XReg Consulting, Ana is responsible for our regulatory outreach programme, connecting with financial services regulators globally to establish relationships and understand the varying approaches to regulating crypto-assets across jurisdictions.
Following the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets in September 2020, Ana has led XReg’s contribution to global member associations’ response to feed into the European legislative process.
In addition to her role in International Relations, Ana is heavily involved in XReg’s service offering to clients, drawing upon her regulatory experience to assist with the design and development of AML/CFT strategies and policies, risk assessments, and training. She has taken a lead role in XReg’s marketing and media relations, producing and editing content and hosting webinars on the latest policies and developments in the crypto-asset sector.
Ana started her career at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission’s Authorisations team, where she was primarily responsible for the review and recommendation for approval of banking, investment, and insurance applications.
Following 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 regarding requests for cross-border assistance and supporting the GFSC’s membership and participation in international organisations. 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.
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.