Claude Marx was appointed Director General of the CSSF by the government in February
2016. Claude is also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and
Markets Authority (ESMA).
Prior to his nomination as Director General of the CSSF, Claude Marx was the CEO of Lombard
International Assurance S.A., the largest unit-linked life insurance company, owned by
Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. He was also Chairman of the Board of Lombard
Intermediation Services S.A. Claude was with Lombard for 4 years.
Prior to that, Claude worked for HSBC for 17 years, and was Deputy CEO of its Private Banking
At the beginning of his career, Claude worked as a lawyer with a local firm that is now Allen
& Overy, as well as Arthur Andersen.
Claude is a lawyer by training, he holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Paris
and a Master of Laws in International Business Law from the University of London. He was
admitted to the Luxembourg bar as Avocat à la Cour in 1990.
He is fluent in English, German, French and Luxembourgish.