Stephen Ball has served as Global Lead Partner, CEO, Vice Chairman and Board Member of global financial institutions, corporates and leading professional services firms. He practised law in the UK and the US with Slaughter and May and Linklaters, before moving into investment banking in Asia Pacific, the GCC and Europe.
Stephen represents the firm at The United Nations, The World Economic Forum in Davos and The Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. He advises on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Stephen has 25 years’ global experience of leadership and advising on strategy, financial services, FinTech, Cyber, AI and risk to the world’s leading global banks, companies, PE firms, hedge funds and sovereign governments. His clients have included Goldman Sachs, Wikipedia, UBS, HSBC, The London Stock Exchange, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, SoftBank and The People’s Bank of China and Sovereign governments and countries around the world.
He is the General Editor of the book Hedge Funds, published by The European Lawyer and winner of the Queen’s Award to Industry. He writes on Private Equity, China, ASEAN, high-frequency trading, dark pools, HLTs and derivatives.