In this  Federal Trust video, our Council member Graham Bishop argues that the current controversy over central counterparties (CCPs) is symbolic of the difficulties facing the City of London after Brexit. The City will not lose its dominant position in this sector overnight, but the EU sees building up its own CCPs as strategic necessity. Over the years, the EU will look to make CCPs from the EU first competitive with and then eventually more attractive than their City equivalents:



Graham Bishop is an independent consultant on European political, financial, economic and budgetary integration as well as the founder of He is also a member of the Council of the Federal Trust and, he says, a ‘dedicated Europhile’. He has been a fixture in the City since 1972, beginning with Phillips & Drew and ending with Citi, where he was European bond analyst. His website can be found at: