... as the party recruits boffins to advise on regulation in the City

THE Conservatives have appointed a raft of experts to a working group to advise on the sweeping changes they propose to the tripartite system of financial services regulation.<br /><br />The group includes Carol Sergeant, chief risk officer for Lloyds Banking Group; Jonathan Herbert, a Norton Rose partner; Simon McGuire, ex-vice chairman of investment banking at UBS; John Tattersall, the former chairman of PwC&rsquo;s financial services regulatory practice; and Nick Prettejohn, ex-chief of Prudential&rsquo;s UK business.<br /><br />Promontory Financial Group chairman Michael Foot, Oliver Wyman partner Davide Taliente, Citizens Advice public policy director Teresa Perchard and ex-Scottish Financial Enterprise chief executive Amanda Harvie are also on the panel.