Cicero/AMO and Innovate Finance welcome delegation of US state regulators

Cicero/AMO and our partners Innovate Finance were thrilled to host a delegation of US state regulators to discuss how UK FinTech and financial services firms can engage with US regulators.

The delegation, which is being led jointly by HM Treasury and the Foreign Office, is part of a broader effort by the UK and US to expose key US decision-makers to the UK approach to financial regulation and FinTech, explore opportunities for easing the process for UK firms expanding into the US (and vice versa), and help to develop UK industry understanding of the US financial regulatory picture.


Luke Seaman, Cicero/AMO Director of FinTech, welcomed delegates to the session, before introducing Peter Cunnane, National & International Strategy Lead, Innovate Finance, who chaired a panel debate between the regulators.

Representatives at the event included:

  • John Ryan, President & CEO, Confederation of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)
  • Bret Afdahl, Director South Dakota Division of Banking
  • Manuel Alvarez, Commissioner, California Department of Business Oversight
  • Charles Cooper, Banking Commissioner, Texas
  • Deborah Hagan, Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Kevin Hagler, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Banking & Finance

Please do get in touch if you are interested in discussing these themes in further detail, or finding out how Cicero/AMO can support your organisation. To request to be added to our event invites list, please email the team.

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Luke Seaman

Associate Director