Member since: 27 Nov 2015
As of April 2015, Rob Taylor is Head of the newly formed Investment Management Department at the Financial Conduct Authority. He joined the FCA in February 2014, where he was previously the Head of the Wealth Management and Private Banking Department. Rob worked in venture capital and is the former Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson Bank, the London-based merchant and private-client banking group.
He is currently Chair of the University for Creative Arts in Kent and Surrey, formerly Chair of the Whitechapel Gallery and a non-executive director of Truman’s Brewery and of the East London NHS Foundation Trust.
Rob is an investor and adviser to companies involved in virtual data storage, on-line therapies, on-line investment management and multi-media publishing and digital gaming technology. He has worked for American, French, German and British financial services companies for more than 20 years, including Merrill Lynch, SG Hambros as MD of the London operation, Coutts as Head of Private and Corporate Banking and Dresdner Bank as shareholder of Kleinwort Benson. He worked in the United States, Germany and Britain and has had responsibility for product distribution throughout Europe and the Middle East. He has also sat on the boards as both executive and non-executive director of financial services-related businesses in London and Dubai. He has held senior management positions as an executive committee member for more than 13 years of his career. His executive management career centred on the development and execution of business, marketing and brand strategies in private banking and asset management businesses.
He began his career working in American politics and as a financial journalist in New York and is a public speaker at financial services conferences and is an outspoken supporter of LGBT career opportunities in the City as well.