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Ian Kelly
Head of Regulatory Advisory at RBC CAPITAL MARKETS


Ian Kelly is Head of Regulatory Advisory at RBC Capital Markets. He focuses on Regulatory Policy developments, Capital Requirements, the ICAAP and Regulatory Reporting. Since 2017, he has had a special focus on analysing the impact of the new Investment Firm Directive and Regulation, particularly the new regulatory classifications and new capital calculations. His remit also includes Regulatory Policy for other RBC Group platforms including RBC Wealth Management.

He began his career at the UK FSA where he worked in a variety of roles including Capital Adequacy Policy development, implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and Investment Firm Supervision. He then spent several years as a consultant at Big 4 firms where he advised investment brokers and asset managers on FCA prudential requirements and the impact of incoming regulatory changes, e.g. CRD IV and IFPRU. Ian’s analyses have been published in trade magazines and financial law textbooks. He holds a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh.

Agenda Sessions

  • Investment Firms Panel Session: Discussing Progress with Interpreting and Preparing for the Practical Implications of New EU Investment Management Prudential Regime