New Brussels Financial Attache Position Proves European Market Importance, DC Association Says

The US Treasury Department's creation of a financial attach post in Brussels is evidence that the US is at last beginning to recognize the importance of European markets, says the Securities Industry Association. Mark Lackritz, president of DC based association,

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The US Treasury Department’s creation of a financial attach post in Brussels is evidence that the US is at last beginning to recognize the importance of European markets, says the Securities Industry Association.

Mark Lackritz, president of DC-based association, applauded the appointment of Barbara Matthews to the new position.

“Establishing a Brussels Financial Attach recognizes the ever-increasing impact EU capital markets and EU capital markets legislation have on both US capital markets and on U.S. financial services firms operating in Europe,” Lackritz said. “This position will provide critical support for the US financial sector in our ongoing regulatory dialogue with the EU,” said Lackritz.

“Matthews brings a demonstrated understanding of the transatlantic capital markets and boundless energy that will serve her well in this important position,” Lackritz added,

Matthews comes to the Treasury after two and a half years as senior counsel to the US House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, where she worked on international issues.

She has an international law degree from Duke University Law School, and has spend the majority of her career at the Institute of International Finance as a banking adviser and regulatory counsel.

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