HSBC calling? Dame Clara Furse steps down from Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee

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Furse has stepped down from the Financial Policy Committee

Dame Clara Furse has stepped down from the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC), fuelling speculation that she's being lined up for a top job at HSBC.

“It’s been an enormous privilege to work with the governor, other FPC colleagues and Bank staff on developing the UK’s macro-prudential policy in its early years," said Furse.

"I will miss our intense and important deliberations, but am looking forward to playing a more active and direct role in supporting the UK’s economic ambitions at a time of great change.”

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Bidding fairwell to Furse, Bank of England governor Mark Carney who himself announced a date for his own departure from Threadneedle Street just yesterday, said:

“We thank Dame Clara for her important contribution as a founding member of the statutory Financial Policy Committee. The committee has benefited greatly from Clara’s expertise in banking and financial markets and from her unique insights as a market practitioner.”

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