International Financial Services London

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TheCityUK incorporated the functions of the International Financial Services London in 2010. A City of London Corporation news release in May 2010 said:[1]

"IFSL is determined to contribute to the effectiveness of TheCityUK by bringing to it the support of its broad‐based membership of financial services businesses along with its well‐established capability for delivering international promotional activity and publishing research to spread awareness of the international performance of the sector."


International Financial Services London (IFSL) (formerly British Invisibles), claims to provide (through its LOTIS (Liberalisation Of Trade In Services) Committee) an effective interface between the private sector and government on a wide range of business, regulatory and market access issues. More specifically, the organisation is said to have close links with government departments, in particular HM Treasury, British Trade International, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The overall goal is to speed up liberalisation of trade in services, which is currently regulated by the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The growing economic importance of services, and the associated business opportunities this opens up, explains the UK government's support for GATS.

Two IFSL working groups, the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee and the High-Level LOTIS Group, constitute a veritable corporate-state alliance.



HRH The Duke of Kent


Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors


  • Mr Clive Maxwell, Director, Financial Services, HM Treasury
  • Mr Dominic Jermey, Director, International Sectors Group,UKTI
  • Mr Martin Donnelly CMG, Director-General, Economic, FCO


ABC International Bank Plc | Aberdeen Asset Management plc | Advent UK Ltd | AIG Central Europe & CIS | Allen & Overy LLP | AMEC plc | AON Limited | APCIMS | ASEAN Regional Business Forum | Association of British Insurers | Baker & McKenzie | Bank of England | Bar Council of England & Wales | Barclays Bank plc | Baring Asset Management Beauchamp & Savrassov Ltd Berwin Leighton Paisner Bevan Brittan LLP BMS Associates Limited British Arab Commercial Bank British Insurance Brokers' Association British Water Calyon Cass Business School Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution Chamber of Shipping Chown Dewhurst LLP Citigroup City of London Clifford Chance LLP Cluttons Clyde & Co Compass Consulting Confederation of British Industry Covington & Burling Cubitt Consulting Ltd Deloitte & Touche LLP Denton Wilde Sapte DLA Piper UK LLP Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Dundas & Wilson LLP EDS Euronext.liffe Eversheds LLP Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Fidelity International Field Fisher Waterhouse Financial Services for Eastern Europe Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Goldman Sachs International Grant Thornton LLP Granville Stephenson HBOS plc Herbert Smith LLP ICE Futures Ince & Co Inframation Limited ING Institute of Financial Services Integrated Water Resources International International Capital Market Association Ltd International Capital Partnerships International Underwriting Association of London Investment Management Association Jasper Capital Ltd Jersey Finance Limited John Laing JPMorgan Key Trust Company Limited KPMG Latham & Watkins Leeds Financial Services Initiative Ltd Linklaters Lloyd's Lloyds TSB Group plc London Chamber of Commerce & Industry London Court of International Arbitration London First London Metal Exchange Limited London Metropolitan University London Stock Exchange Lovells MacDougall Arts Ltd Macquarie Bank Ltd Marsh Limited Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP McGrigors MerchantBridge & Co Limited

Metdist Trading Limited Mobsby Assocatiates Limited/PPP Solutions Limited Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc National Association of Pension Funds Nomura International plc Norddeutsche Landesbank Norton Rose Nymex Europe Limited Pinsent Masons PricewaterhouseCoopers Pro-Manchester Prudential plc Reuters Limited Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group plc RSM Robson Rhodes LLP Scott Wilson Railways Scottish Financial Enterprise Sector Skills Council for Financial Services Securities and Investment Institute Serco Group plc Simmons & Simmons SMi Group Ltd Standard Bank London Ltd Standard Chartered Bank plc Stephenson Harwood Strutt & Parker TGC The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants The Baltic Exchange Ltd The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants The Chartered Insurance Institute The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) The Futures & Options Association The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales The International Securities Consultancy Ltd The Japan Society The Law Society of England & Wales The PBN Company The PPP Club Today Translations Trowers & Hamlins UBS United Insurance Brokers Ltd Willis Group Limited Withers


IFSL 7th Floor 1-2 Bank Buildings Princes Street London, EC2R 8EU United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 9100 Fax: +44 (0)20 7213 9130