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We’re Here for good

As one of the bank’s fastest growing client franchises, our business across Europe and the Americas is pivotal to delivering the strategic aspirations of the bank.

Who we are and what we do

We are a leading international banking group with more than 86,000 employees and a presence in 60 countries and territories in Europe and Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.  Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. We’re listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

We have had a presence in Europe and the Americas for over 160 years, employing more than 5,000 people in 14 different countries. We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients in the region, who are looking to expand into and across our network, and vice versa.

The Europe and Americas region is a centre of expertise for the Bank’s major product groups, allowing us to provide a wide range of services, platforms and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Standard Chartered in the United Kingdom

Standard Chartered has a history of over 160 years in the UK, having opened our UK office in 1853. Our headquarters is at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, and both the Group CEO and Chairman are based here.

Standard Chartered is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is one of the UK’s largest banks. We are a FTSE100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1969.

In addition to the many Group functions based in the UK, London serves as the headquarters for the Europe & Americas business, focused on facilitating business across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

It is a hub for our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, and hosts a significant Private Banking Business for the region.

Standard Chartered has been the Main Club sponsor of Liverpool Football Club since July 2010.

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We’re Here for good

We have had a presence in Europe and the Americas for over 160 years, employing more than 5,000 people in 14 different countries. We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients in the region, who are looking to expand into and across our network, and vice versa.

The Europe and Americas region is a centre of expertise for the Bank’s major product groups, allowing us to provide a wide range of services, platforms and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients.

As one of the bank’s fastest growing client franchises, our business across Europe and the Americas is pivotal to delivering the strategic aspirations of the bank.

We opened our UK office in 1853 and our London headquarters is the main centre in Europe for Corporate & Institutional Banking client coverage. It is also a booking centre, along with Jersey for our Private Banking business and Priority Banking and Retail Banking services are provided out of jersey and in the Falklands.

Our EU hub, Standard Chartered Bank AG, which is located in Frankfurt, strengthens our presence across Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base.

Standard Chartered is also present in multiple locations across North and South America, with our Americas headquarters located in New York. Our Americas franchise, through our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, is committed to providing financial products and services to multi-national corporations, financial institutions and development organisations.

Our leaders based in the UK

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Tracy Clarke

Regional CEO Europe and Americas


  • Appointed CEO, Europe and Americas in October 2015, assumed her additional role of CEO, Private Bank in March 2018.
  • Joined Standard Chartered in 1985 and has held a number of roles in Retail, Commercial and Corporate Banking, in addition to Group functions, both in the UK and in Hong Kong.
  • In her role as CEO Europe and Americas she is responsible for the Corporate & Institutional Banking, Private and Retail Banking businesses in the US, Latin America, UK, Jersey, Germany, France, Nordics and Turkey. 
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Clare Francis

Regional Head Client Coverage Europe and CEO, UK


  • In addition to leading the UK bank, Clare is regionally responsible for Hedge Funds, Insurance, Public Sector and Corporate clients. 
  • Joined Standard Chartered in November 2017, from Lloyds Banking Group where she led the Corporate & Institutional bank with responsibility for commercial banking as well as the International Bank, having previously been Head of Financial Market Sales on the trading floor.
  • Before joining Lloyds in 2006, Clare spent seventeen years at HSBC, where she held a variety of domestic and international positions across Financial markets, Risk, Sales and IT.
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Stephen Sheridan

Regional COO, Europe & Americas


  • Stephen supports the strategy, business delivery, infrastructure and governance agenda for the Europe & Americas region
  • Additionally has responsibility for the Operations function across the Europe & Americas region, the Retail Banking business in Jersey and the Falkland Islands
  • He is also Chair of the European Financial Crime Risk Committee and Vice Chair of SCB AG (European Bank)
  • From 2006 to 2015, Stephen’s previous roles at Standard Chartered included Chief Operating Officer for Corporate & Institutional and Commercial Clients, Chief Operating Officer for the Transaction Banking business, and Group Head of Operations