About us

The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) is a practitioner-led body comprising leading UK-based figures from the financial and professional services industry. It aims to be one of the leading cross-sectoral groups in Europe for the financial and related professional services industries to discuss and act upon regulatory developments.


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. 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.