Jack is a senior financial services correspondent at MLex, in Brussels. He previously served as tax correspondent, and has also worked in the European Commission for a number of years in a variety of economic fields, serving commissioners Jonathan Hill, Neelie Kroes, Cecilia Malmström, Julian King and commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Before that he worked for five years on economic and financial policy in HM Treasury, and in at the U.K.’s representation at the EU, and has also covered the UK’s Brexit debate as a journalist at InFacts.
Selected Insights by Jack
Virtual currencies and other innovative payment methods could ultimately get a boost from EU regulators.
The nomination of Ireland’s Mairead McGuinness to be EU financial services commissioner is unlikely to derail the bloc’s major political goals.
A legal case taken by Wirecard investors against the German financial regulator BaFin is in “uncharted waters”.
EU asset managers should have to reveal holdings in all kinds of fossil-fuel companies, not just in coal producers, under planned sustainability disclosure rules.
EU banks and other entities at high risk for money laundering might face on-site visits from the bloc's inspectors under plans being drawn up by the European Commission, MLex has learned.