Anthony Belchambers

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Anthony Belchambers
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Occupation Non-executive Director
Location London

Anthony Belchambers is currently serving as a member of the Financial Services Negotiating Forum advisory board. He also works as a non-executive director for NASDAQ OMX NLX and a non-executive director of Saxo Capital Markets.

He was appointed as a member of the Financial Services Negotiating Forum in July 2016. [1][2] Previously, he was appointed as a non-executive director at NASDAQ OMX NLX in April 2014 and was named to the Saxo post in September 2014.[3][4]

In 2015, Belchambers was named to the FIA Futures Hall of Fame.[5]


Belchambers is the founder and former CEO of the Futures and Options Association (FOA), the main trade organization for the derivatives industry in Europe. He founded the FOA in 1992 and led the organization until March of 2014, when he stepped down and was replaced by Simon Puleston Jones, who was legal director at Barclays and head of FOA's legal working group.[6][7]

The FOA merged with the Futures Industry Association, the U.S. based industry advocacy and education organization, in June 2013. The merger created the new entity FIA Global, consisting of FIA, FOA (which was renamed FIA Europe) and FIA Asia. Belchambers served as FOA CEO through the transition.[8]

Belchambers, a barrister, previously he served as general counsel for the UK Joint Exchanges Committee (JEC), co-ordinating exchange activities and lobbying on behalf of the London-based derivatives markets in relation to international, European Union and UK regulation and taxation issues.

Before joining the JEC, he held the position of company secretary and general counsel to the UK-based Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (AFBD), where he worked to secure the licensing of the first UK regulatory authority to cover derivatives and drafting the UK regulations for derivatives.

In addition, Belchambers was a co-founder of Alternative Investment Management Association and European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum.

Belchambers also initiated the establishment of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Associate Parliamentary Group of Wholesale Financial Markets and Services as well as EU-US Coalition on Financial Regulation[9].

He is also chairman of MiFID Connect, a project designed to support member firms in the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. He is a member of the Court of the Guild of International Bankers (GIB) and a co-founder of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF). He initiated the establishment of the UK Parliament’s Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets and Services and is a member of its Industry Advisory Group.[10]

John Lothian News Video[edit]

Finding Our Differences: FOA’s Anthony Belchambers Says Regulation Has Long Way to Go
European regulatory changes continue to move forward, but there are significant differences between the US and EU, and also between the European states themselves. The Futures & Options Association’s Anthony Belchambers spoke with John Lothian News about where Europe stands in the rulemaking process and the challenges that still remain. Belchambers said that the issue of extraterritoriality continues to concern EU regulators and market participants. Published December 2013.

Walt Lukken and Anthony Belchambers Discuss the Newly Announced FIA Global
The long rumored merger between the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and Futures & Options Association (FOA) was finally announced last month at the IDX Conference in London. The newly merged entity, called FIA Global, will serve as the international umbrella group for FIA, FIA Europe (formerly FOA) and FIA Asia. John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf spoke with FIA president and CEO Walt Lukken and FOA CEO Anthony Belchambers at the IDX conference in June about the merger, why they decided to make the move and what it brings to their memberships. Published July 2013.


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