Dr. Esther Wandel

Leiterin des Referats für Investmentwesen
Bundesministerium der Finanzen

Esther has more than 15 years of experience in national and European regulation. In April 2016 she was appointed head of division at the German Ministry of Finance in Berlin, where she is responsible for asset management files, PRIIPs, EU prospectus regulation and regulation of securitization. Prior to that she was the manager of the fund policy team at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London. Esther has worked seven years for the European Commission. There she was involved in numerous projects such as UCITS, PRIIPs, social investment and venture capital and wider asset management policy. Esther gained also broad experience with German legislation when she worked between 2007 and 2009 at the German Ministry of Finance and as a manager of the investment fund policy unit of BaFin in Frankfurt. In 1999, she started at the Banking Supervisory Authority, Berlin after having worked as an academic assistant at Pünder, Volhard Weber und Axster, Frankfurt (today Clifford Chance Pünder). Esther comes from a legal background and holds a doctorate in environmental law.