Carlo Comporti

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Previous Experience

  • Adviser to the Chairman and Acting Secretary General, European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Secretary General, Committee of European Securities Regulators
  • Expert on loans to the European Central Bank and the European Commission, CESR
  • Officer, intermediaries and international relations offices, Italian Securities and Exchange Commission

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Carlo Comporti

Managing Director

Carlo advises countries, institutions and clients on securities and financial markets, with a particular focus on the regulatory environment in the European Union and its business implications. He assists clients in addressing difficult regulatory and enforcement issues, as well as in implementing sound governance and business solutions.


With a background that combines regulatory and supervisory experience, Carlo worked for 13 years with the European Securities and Markets Authority and its predecessors as acting secretary general of the Authority, which is the EU financial regulatory institution that focuses on securities and investor protection. He also served as secretary general of the Committee of European Securities Regulators, an ESMA predecessor. He joined the Authority in 1998, when it was known as the Forum of European Securities Commissions, and was a member of the Secretariat specializing in investor protection and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, a European Union law that provides consistent regulation for investment services across the member states of the European Economic Area. During his tenure at the Authority, he was also stationed in 2001 and 2002 at the European Central Bank and the European Commission. Carlo began his career with the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), working as an officer in the intermediaries and international relations offices. He is also a certified accountant.


  • Ph.D., securities and banking law, University of Siena, Italy
  • University Degree, banking and economics, cum laude, University of Siena, Italy

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