Jim Brunsden

Financial Services BIO:

Jim Brunsden provides policy counsel to clients from across the financial services sector. Jim joined FleishmanHillard’s EU office in 2021 following five years with the Financial Times in Brussels covering Brexit negotiations, international trade and financial services policy. His in-depth understanding of EU financial regulation was developed over the course of a 15-year journalistic career in the Belgian capital, including four years with Bloomberg News prior to his time with the FT. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree from King’s College London. A Belgian and UK national, he speaks English, French and Spanish.

Reputational BIO:

Jim Brunsden provides reputational advice and policy guidance to clients, drawing on more than a decade of experience following European Union and international policymaking as a journalist. Jim joined FleishmanHillard’s EU office in 2021 following five years with the Financial Times in Brussels covering Brexit negotiations, international trade and financial services policy. His professional experience includes extensive contacts with senior policymakers in Brussels and beyond, while his reporting career equipped him with insights into how a wide range of media organisations operate. In addition to his time at the FT, Jim also worked for four years at Bloomberg News, after beginning his career in specialized EU media.  Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree from King’s College London. A Belgian and UK national, he speaks English, French and Spanish.

Creds:

  • Joined FleishmanHillard in July 2021
  • A senior vice president in FleishmanHillard’s Financial Services Practice in EMEA
  • Became a consultant following a 15-year career as a full-time journalist in Brussels, most recently for the Financial Times
  • During his time as a reporter covered events including Brexit negotiations, the eurozone crisis and the financial crash
  • Specializations in financial regulation and trade policy
  • Bachelor’s degree from King’s College London
  • A Belgian and British national, speaks English, French, Spanish