About us

The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) is a joint venture between TheCityUK and the City of London Corporation. Its remit is to provide a cross-sectoral voice to shape the development of a globally coherent regulatory framework that will facilitate open and competitive cross-border financial services.

It is comprised of practitioners from the UK-based financial and related professional services industry who provide policy expertise and thought leadership across a broad range of regulatory issues.


Within an overall goal of sustainable economic growth, it seeks to identify opportunities for engagement with governments, regulators and European and international institutions to promote an international framework that will facilitate open and competitive capital markets globally and enhance the UK's position as an international centre for financial and related professional services (FRPS). Its role includes identifying strategic level issues where a cross-sectoral position can add value to existing industry views.

It is an advisory body both to the City of London Corporation, and to TheCityUK.

The IRSG believes that the overriding strategic goal for governments and industry alike should be sustainable economic growth and the financial security of our customers and clients.

The IRSG is made up of two distinct bodies:

Download a PDF document of the IRSG Terms of Reference.