Richard Stobo

Senior Financial Sector Expert, IMF

Richard is a Senior Financial Expert at the IMF, where he specializes in securities regulation and supervision. Richard has participated in assessments of the regulatory frameworks in a range of countries as part of the IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program, including the US, France, Brazil, Luxembourg and Panama. Richard also contributes to the work of the Financial Stability Board and IOSCO on topics related to securities regulation and financial stability. Prior to joining the IMF in 2018, Richard spent 10 years at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris, where he led the Investment Management team. He began his career at the UK Financial Services Authority (now FCA) in 2001 after completing studies in Law and German at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.