Julia Symon

Senior Research and Advocacy Officer

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Areas of expertise:
  • Banking regulation
  • Capital markets
  • Financial Markets
  • Sustainable finance

As Senior Research and Advocacy officer, Julia Symon works, amongst other topics, on CRR / CRD, Capital Markets Union and MiFID/MiFIR.

Julia Symon has extensive working experience in the banking industry. Her expertise banks’ internal controls, risk management, in particular credit risk and lending processes, capital adequacy assessment; governance, regulatory compliance, as well as custody and asset manager services.

Before joining Finance Watch, Julia worked as an internal audit manager for two international banks – Commerzbank in Frankfurt and State Street Bank in Munich. Throughout her audit career, Julia worked on a large variety of topics, based on which she has a solid knowledge of financial regulation, banks´ organization and processes, understanding of current developments and challenges of the banking industry and financial markets.

“Working for banks, I have always taken an interest in the macroeconomic trends, financial stability and prudential regulation on the EU and global level, especially given that fact that I have started my professional career shortly after the financial crisis of 2008-2009.”
Julia Symon

Julia holds a master’s degree in international economic relations with majors in financial management and international trade from the University of Konstanz, Germany, as well as the certified financial risk manager (FRM) qualification.