For this event, Baker adopted his role as Treasury Select Committee member to pose questions to our panel of witnesses and explode some of the myths around financial services.

He was joined in conversation by Chris Leonard, Partner at Akin Gump Law, and Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission.

The discussion focused on the variety of financial services directives emanating from the European Union and future growth potential for the industry outside of this system.


  • Post-Brexit Briefing: Financial Services, September 2016 [PDF]


About the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission

The Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (STC) forms part of the Economics of Prosperity programme. It seeks to re-focus the public discussion on Brexit towards a positive conversation about potential opportunities, rather than challenges, while presenting empirical evidence of the dangers of not following an expansive trade negotiating path. The STC and its commissioners will draw upon the talent of experienced former trade negotiators from the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore, among other nations. The STC will host a number of public briefings that offer advice to key stakeholders on EU negotiations. 


  • Launch of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission, July 2016 [Details]