Paul Volcker, former Chairman of PERAB
Wednesday 12 Jan 2011 | Andrew Hickley
It was the eponymous Paul Volcker whose controversial anti-proprietary trading rule dominated discussions on the Dodd-Frank Bill. The philosopher of investment banking comes 13th the GFS Power 50.
Ben Bernanke, Chairman of US Federal Reserve
Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 | Nicola York
The head of the Federal Reserve has fiercely defended the institution's independence and has refused to bow to political pressure despite making some unpopular decisions. He comes 14th in the GFS Power 50.
Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of People's Bank of China
Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 | Will Henley
With eight years behind him at the helm of China's central bank, Zhou has the confidence to speak his mind about the perceived failures of Western financial regulation. He comes 15th on the GFS Power 50.
Chris Dodd, ex-US Senate Banking Committee Chairman
Monday 10 Jan 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The Democratic heavyweight was co-architect of the most radical financial reform Bill to hit the United States since the Great Depression. He comes 16th in the GFS Power 50.
Sheila Bair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair
Monday 10 Jan 2011 | Nicola York
A woman to be reckoned with, Sheila Bair has been voted second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and is also one of Time Magazine's most influential people. She comes 17th in the GFS Power 50.
Wolfgang Schäuble, German Finance Minister
Friday 7 Jan 2011 | Andrew Hickley
The stalwart of German politics, who survived an assassination attempt 20 years ago, has an iron grip on German financial policy and has been a lynchpin in EU policy making. He comes 18th in the GFS Power 50.
Christine Lagarde, French Finance Minister
Friday 7 Jan 2011 | Will Henley
The driving force behind French financial policy, Lagarde is an ambitious character with strong views on the future shape of the global and economic system. She comes 19th in the GFS Power 50.
Sharon Bowles, Chair of European Parliament's ECON Committee
Thursday 6 Jan 2011 | Nicola York
The feisty MEP has the job of keeping the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee in order - an almost impossible task when parliamentarians are all too keen to pursue their own agendas. She comes 20th in the GFS Power 50.
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