Huw Van Steenis
Senior Adviser to the Governor, Bank of England
Huw is Senior Adviser to the Governor, Bank of England. He chairs a review for the Governor
“exploring what the financial system of tomorrow might look like, and what it means for the Bank of
England’s priorities now and in the future” which will be published in Q2 2019.
Huw has been is recognized as one of the leading experts on financial services Huw worked at
Morgan Stanley 2002-2016 as Global Head Banks and Diversified Financials research where he and
his teams won numerous awards including being voted #1 in investor surveys 12 times and twice
Starmine’s stock picker of the year for financial services. From 2016-2018 he served as Global Head
of Strategy at Schroders. He coined several terms which have become industry standards including
the ‘Asset Management Barbell’ and the “Balkanisation” of banking markets. He writes frequently
on these and other topics for international media. The Evening Standard’s City Editor wrote ‘It
would be rash to bet against Steenis’.
He has served on various boards and committees including the World Economic Forum’s Global
Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems (2018-2019), their Agenda Council for Financial Services and Fintech working group; the European Central Bank’s Contact Group on Macro-
Prudential Policies and Financial Stability (2015-2017), the IIFs Market Monitoring Group and the Board of the English National Opera.