Sharon Bowles named most influential Brit in global financial regulation

Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat Euro-MP for South East England, is the highest placed British person in the GFS Power 50 list of the most influential figures in global financial regulation.

Sharon BowlesThe list is voted on by readers of Global Financial Strategy, and Sharon Bowles came out twentieth due to her role as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. This committee of MEPs has an important role in debating and amending European-wide financial regulation, including new rules on bank capital and bankers’ bonuses.

Sharon Bowles came ahead of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (25), former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (35), Bank of England Governor Mervyn King (39) and FSA Chairman Lord Turner (48).

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  • Simon McGrath 6th Feb '11 - 9:37am

    Pity that she doesnt use her power to help protect our largest industry really.

  • greg Tattersall 6th Feb '11 - 2:54pm

    I live in the south east and have never heard a single thing from her.I doubt other voters in the south east have come across her.

  • David Le Grice 6th Feb '11 - 6:26pm

    @greg Tattersall

    How much have you heard from the other nine? If you exclude internal party communications and free mail shots (one from the tories and one from the greens) Sharon bowls (and possibly catherine bearder) is the only MEP I’ve ever had anything from.

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