Paul Fox

Senior Research and Advocacy Officer

As Senior Research and Advocacy Officer, Paul works on climate risk and insurance.

Paul has more than 10 years experience in financial services lobbying in Brussels.

He previously worked as a public affairs advisor for the European insurance industry. He has worked on a wide range of EU financial regulation, from consumer protection from a financial inclusion perspective to prudential files and most recently on sustainable finance..

At Finance Watch Paul works on climate risk and insurance. He has been the Finance Watch representative at the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) since 2017 and has chaired the group since June 2022.

Paul holds a Master degree in European Public Policy from the School of Public Policy at University College London. 

Policy Areas

  • Stability & Supervision
  • Sustainable Finance

Areas of expertise:

  • Climate risk
  • Insurance

Contact Information

Finance Watch

Rue Ducale 67 b3, 1000 Bruxelles

Participated in these publications

Consultation response: IAIS public consultation on climate risk supervisory guidance
Consultation response

Consultation response: IAIS public consultation on climate risk supervisory guidance

Finance Watch calls for increased ambition from the the IAIS...
Open letter

Open letter calling on policy-makers for a Basel-compliant Europe

In an open letter signed by 36 organisations and 79...
Consultation response – EIOPA Discussion Paper on Prudential Treatment of Sustainability Risks
Consultation response

Consultation response – EIOPA Discussion Paper on Prudential Treatment of Sustainability Risks

Adjusting capital requirements for fossil fuel exposures and transition planning...
Consultation response – A precautionary approach is crucial for finance ministers to drive climate action
Consultation response

Consultation response – A precautionary approach is crucial for finance ministers to drive climate action

In its response to the consultation by the CFMCA, Finance...
Joint letter – 16 organisations urge ECON to bolster action against climate risk in Basel III finalisation
Joint statement

Joint letter – 16 organisations urge ECON to bolster action against climate risk in Basel III finalisation

In a joint letter signed by 16 organisations, Finance Watch...
Open letter calling on the G20 for a #SafeTransition
Open letter

Open letter calling on the G20 for a #SafeTransition

In an open letter signed by more than 60 organisations,...
Letter to the ISSB on its proposals for International Sustainability Reporting Standards
Open letter

Letter to the ISSB on its proposals for International Sustainability Reporting Standards

In its letter to the ISSB on the exposure drafts...
Open letter: banks and insurers must account for climate risk
Open letter

Open letter: banks and insurers must account for climate risk

In the open letter below, sent to policymakers in the...
Response to the FSB Consultation on Supervisory and Regulatory Approaches to Climate-related Risks
Consultation response

Response to the FSB Consultation on Supervisory and Regulatory Approaches to Climate-related Risks

In its response to the FSB consultation, Finance Watch welcomes...
Response to consultation on IDD guidelines for sustainability preferences in suitability assessment
Consultation response

Response to consultation on IDD guidelines for sustainability preferences in suitability assessment

The assessment of suitability is a crucial protection for customers...
Response to the ESMA consultation on guidelines for MiFID II suitability requirements
Consultation response

Response to the ESMA consultation on guidelines for MiFID II suitability requirements

The assessment of suitability is a crucial protection for investors...
Feedback on OCC Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks
Consultation response

Feedback on OCC Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks

Finance Watch has responded to a consultation by the US...
Report

Report – From debtor prisons to being prisoners of debt

Making the case for harmonised EU consumer insolvency rules.
Insurance Sector and Climate-Related Financial Risks: Response to the FIO
Consultation response

Insurance Sector and Climate-Related Financial Risks: Response to the FIO

Finance Watch responded to the Federal Insurance Office Information Request...
Response to Commission public consultation: Retail investment strategy for Europe
Consultation response

Response to Commission public consultation: Retail investment strategy for Europe

Important improvements are needed to the retail investor protection framework...
Report

A Wrinkle in the Process: Financial Inclusion Barriers in an Ageing Europe – Report

A groundbreaking look at vulnerability among older people in the...
Responsible lending and privacy protection: A consumer perspective
Position paper

Responsible lending and privacy protection: A consumer perspective

On 19 October 2020, Finance Watch has published a discussion...
Report

Report “Basic Financial Services”

Finance Watch released a report which identifies a shortlist of...
Response to EIOPA consultation on sustainability within Solvency II
Consultation response

Response to EIOPA consultation on sustainability within Solvency II

On 26 July 2019 Finance Watch submitted its response to...
Towards inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers
Policy brief

Towards inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers

On 8 April 2019, Finance Watch published its blueprint on...
Insurance and discrimination: Guaranteeing full and equal access to basic insurance
Policy brief

Insurance and discrimination: Guaranteeing full and equal access to basic insurance

Finance Watch publishes new policy brief „Insurance and Discrimination –...
EIOPA consultation on integration of sustainability risks and factors
Consultation response

EIOPA consultation on integration of sustainability risks and factors

On 31st January 2019 Finance Watch responded to a consultation held...
Position paper

Brexit: Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship

Finance Watch publishes new briefing note „Preparing for a future...
EIOPA consultation on resolution funding and national IGSs
Consultation response

EIOPA consultation on resolution funding and national IGSs

On 26th October 2018, Finance Watch responded to a consultation held...
Finance Watch recommendations for a Pan-European Personal Pension Product
Position paper

Finance Watch recommendations for a Pan-European Personal Pension Product

Brussels, 4 April 2018 – Finance Watch published its comments...

Policy Areas

  • Stability & Supervision
  • Sustainable Finance

Areas of expertise:

  • Climate risk
  • Insurance