Director, Regulatory Affairs – Investment Funds & Retail
Julie Patterson works closely with UK and European regulators and policymakers on issues impacting the operating environment of collective investment funds (regulation, operations, accounting and tax) and regulation of the retail market.
After working for a number of industrial and professional firms, she joined the Bank of England in 1984. She spent 14 years at the Bank, during which she had a variety of responsibilities – markets surveillance, banking supervision, personnel, management of the Government’s yen-denominated reserves – graduating to Senior Manager, FX clearing houses. In 1998, she transferred to the Markets & Exchanges Division of the newly created Financial Services Authority, before joining the Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds (the predecessor of IMA) in 1999 as Senior International Policy Adviser. She was appointed to Director in 2001.