Rachel Kent

Partner and Head of Financial Services Regulation, Hogan Lovells

Rachel has extensive experience advising banks, insurers, asset managers and clearing houses and exchanges, and has been recognized as a leading individual for nearly two decades. Her vast experience at the heart of the sector allows her to make instinctive judgements in tackling structural and regulatory issues.

Rachel serves as Chair of the IRSG Brexit working group and has been the lead author of their three Brexit reports analysing legal and regulatory issues posed to financial services. This role involves meeting the UK Government, HMT, European parliamentarians and the industry on a regular basis. This, coupled with her leading role on TheCityUK’s report on passporting and equivalence, means she is at the cutting edge of Brexit thinking and is a significant industry figure.

In addition to her Brexit expertise Rachel has also been vital in developing a strong FinTech practice, including chairing the Industry Sandbox committee led by Innovate Finance, alongside the FCA and Treasury. She recently joined the UK FinTech Strategy Group alongside other leading industry personalities to look at how they continue to support the development of UK FinTech.