Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg is the Director of the Securities and Markets Supervision Unit of the Malta Financial Services Authority, which Unit is responsible for work in the field of policy, regulation and supervision of securities and markets and is composed of 30 officials. He joined the Authority in 2000 as a manager in the Investment Services Unit and has gained professional experience in different areas of financial regulation and supervision, and the investigation and enforcement of market misconduct and malpractice. Dr Buttigieg was responsible for implementing various pieces of EU legislation in the field of securities and markets and has led various regulatory and supervisory teams within the Authority. He is a member of the Authority’s Supervisory Council and represents the MFSA at various European Fora on financial regulation and supervision. He is the MFSA’s alternate on the ESMA Board of Supervisors.
Dr Buttigieg has a commerce degree (B.Com 1998), an accountancy degree (B.Accty. Hons. 2000) and a financial services law degree (M.A. Fin. Ser. 2003) from the University of Malta, as well as a European Union Law degree (M.A. EU Law and Soc 2005) and a doctoral degree in law (Ph.D 2014) from the University of Sussex (UK). His Doctoral thesis deals with the governance of EU securities regulation and supervision. Dr Buttigieg is a lecturer in the Banking and Finance Department of the University of Malta and has published various papers on financial regulation and supervision in academic and professional journals, including the Columbia Journal of European Law, the ERA Forum, the Journal of Business Law, the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and the Law and Financial Markets Review.