Anthony Belchambers is currently serving as a member of the Financial Services Negotiating Forum advisory board. He also works as a non-executive director for NASDAQ OMX NLX and a non-executive director of Saxo Capital Markets.
He was appointed as a member of the Financial Services Negotiating Forum in July 2016.  Previously, he was appointed as a non-executive director at NASDAQ OMX NLX in April 2014 and was named to the Saxo post in September 2014.
Belchambers is the founder and former CEO of the Futures and Options Association (FOA), the main trade organization for the derivatives industry in Europe. He founded the FOA in 1992 and led the organization until March of 2014, when he stepped down and was replaced by Simon Puleston Jones, who was legal director at Barclays and head of FOA's legal working group.
The FOA merged with the Futures Industry Association, the U.S. based industry advocacy and education organization, in June 2013. The merger created the new entity FIA Global, consisting of FIA, FOA (which was renamed FIA Europe) and FIA Asia. Belchambers served as FOA CEO through the transition.
Belchambers, a barrister, previously he served as general counsel for the UK Joint Exchanges Committee (JEC), co-ordinating exchange activities and lobbying on behalf of the London-based derivatives markets in relation to international, European Union and UK regulation and taxation issues.
Before joining the JEC, he held the position of company secretary and general counsel to the UK-based Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (AFBD), where he worked to secure the licensing of the first UK regulatory authority to cover derivatives and drafting the UK regulations for derivatives.
Belchambers also initiated the establishment of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Associate Parliamentary Group of Wholesale Financial Markets and Services as well as EU-US Coalition on Financial Regulation.
He is also chairman of MiFID Connect, a project designed to support member firms in the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. He is a member of the Court of the Guild of International Bankers (GIB) and a co-founder of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF). He initiated the establishment of the UK Parliament’s Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets and Services and is a member of its Industry Advisory Group.
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