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Dr Alan Brener, ACA (ICAEW), FCIB, LLM (UCL), PhD (QMUL)


Teaching Fellow

Telephone: 07984621980
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Alan Brener has a PhD from Queen Mary University of London. Aspects of his research included examining macro-prudential policy and UK housing policy. Alan is Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and a council member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a LLM from UCL. Alan has worked for Santander UK and was responsible, at different  times, for the compliance and retail legal departments and regulatory policy. Before joining Santander in 2005, from 1996, he headed the compliance departments for the retail banking divisions of Natwest and RBS banks. From 1989 to 1996 Alan was a senior prudential and conduct of business regulator for the insurance and collective investments sectors having previously worked on aspects of public policy at the Department of Trade and Industry. Alan was on secondment from Santander a couple of years ago helping to set up the Banking Standards Board with the objective of improving standards of conduct and professionalism within the banking industry

Postgraduate Teaching

  • QMUL Teaching Fellow – LLM Compliance Law modules



  • Financial services regulation in UK and in other jurisdictions
  • Compliance strategy and operations
  • Corporate governance
  • Aspects of company law
  • Ethics and culture in business
  • Aspects of fintech
  • UK housing policy


Public Engagement

  • Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland Forum
  • Member of the advisory group to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking
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