Ugo Bassi

Director for Financial Markets, DG FISMA, European Commission

Ugo Bassi is director of financial markets in the European Commission’s DG FISMA since 2012. A lawyer by profession, Bassi has worked as a « référendaire” at the European Court of Justice from 1990 to 1997. In the last years, he held several management positions at the European Commission and was responsible for various post-crisis measures in the area of financial services and markets such as post-trade, securities, asset management, audit, accounting, and credit rating agencies. He also launched the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, including the sustainable finance component. He represents the European Commission at high-level fora and events worldwide providing contributions on Brexit strategies.