Associate Director

Isadora advises clients across the regulatory and political sphere, with a focus on financial services. She specialises in helping clients navigate a fast-changing payments ecosystem, informing their understanding of how the political environment and regulatory regime are reacting and adapting to this evolution.

Prior to joining Global Counsel (GC), Isadora worked at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where she developed prudential and conduct policy on a wide range of areas including crypto assets, payments and for the Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR). She also led on the FCA's perimeter work and drafted its second annual report. Before working in regulation, she was a consultant for the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she was responsible for designing, managing and delivering policy-based, thought leadership products across four different geographies (LATAM, MENA, EU and US) for clients in the private, public and multilateral sectors.

Isadora is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and English.

Latest Insights by Isadora Arredondo

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FTX bankruptcy rattles lawmakers globally. How does the industry move forward?

Financial Services

The bankruptcy of major cryptocurrency exchange FTX marks a major moment in the ongoing drive to regulate digital assets within the United States, likely dwarfing the impact seen by the collapse of the Terra-Luna ecosystem earlier this year. The concurrent timing of the 2022 midterms blunted the initial reactions from Congress, but with contagion risks still possible and…

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Top in Tech: Diving into crypto and online fraud


‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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GC's 2021 Reading List

General Policy

At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles, books and podcasts. We also share the list with our network in what has become a staple of GC holiday communications. Some of this informs our day jobs, but most of it can also be filed against the (very) interesting times we live in.

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