In 2014, Julia joined the Financial Conduct Authority as Head of the Wholesale Banking Supervision Department. In that capacity, she is responsible for the department which supervises the conduct of some 1,300 firms and groups with active wholesale banking operations in the UK.
Prior to her role at the FCA, Julia joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in June 2010 as a Managing Director and Head of the FIG Flow Financing Business for EMEA. She was subsequently also made Head of Covered Bonds for EMEA and Head of Short Term Fixed Income Origination in EMEA.
Prior to that, Julia was a Board Member and latterly the Managing Director (CEO) of DEPFA ACS BANK which was the largest issuer of Irish Asset Covered Securities. In addition, Julia was the Head of Capital Markets for the DEPFA BANK Group, responsible for the long term funding of the Group. Prior to joining DEPFA, Julia was a Vice President on the Sovereign/Supranational and Agency Capital Markets desk at JP Morgan covering Supranational and Agency issuers in Europe, the US and Asia.
Julia began her Investment Banking career at JP Morgan covering Sovereign and subSovereign Emerging Markets clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, having earned a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and undertaken a research scholarship at Kings College in Cambridge focused on public policy and economic development strategies in East Africa.
Julia was named one of Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women in Europe’s Financial Markets in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Julia was also named on the OUTstanding top 50 list in 2013 and in its successor the top 100 list in 2014. Julia also sits on the FCA’s Executive Diversity Committee as its Gender Champion.