The Honor and Privilege of Addressing the SEC as its Black History Month Keynote

Having the opportunity to offer my thoughts to the men and women of this great agency was one of the true highlights of my career.  And I have been overwhelmed by the feedback from civil servants—and policymakers and people of … Continue Reading

Fun Interview with Idea Mensch

I noticed belatedly an interview was out on Idea Mensch on Fintech Week where I answer a range of questions from the standpoint of an academic ideas ‘entrepreneur.’  Cool stuff. Where did the idea for Fintech Week come from? Fintech Week … Continue Reading

Awaiting a theory of the “Team”

COVID-19 is catalyzing changes in how companies do business: more online, remote, more ad hoc, more fluid and task-oriented.  I think one consequence will be that law professors will have to grapple with revamped theory of business associations.   For much of … Continue Reading

Great chat with central bankers on CBDCs at DC Fintech Week

DC Fintech Week 2020 is a wrap, and this week I’m doing a bit of a victory lap thinking through some of the interesting conversations I was honored to participate in and watch. And in that vein I’m thankful to … Continue Reading

Looking forward to interview with Atlanta Fed’s Bostic

I’m looking forward to joining the Fintech South conference next week to moderate a fireside chat with Raphael Bostic, the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve. The event will draw experts from around the country, and our conversation will focus … Continue Reading

Brookings to release my study on Black regulators

I’m absolutely delighted that Brookings will be publishing my study on (the absence of) Black financial regulators, and hosting a forum on the topic with a range of participants including Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters, Minnesota … Continue Reading

Digital Dollar Projects Should Go In Big on Inclusion

In the fintech community, financial inclusion isn’t usually a question about whether it’s needed, but is instead about which one of a growing number of technologies is best suited to achieve it — or will be first out the gate … Continue Reading

New fintech blog

FintechPolicy.org, an online portal for news and analysis of global regulatory developments in financial technology, officially launched in the latter days of December 2018.  FintechPolicy.org will be the first website of its kind to focus on policy across an increasingly expansive fintech ecosystem. A … Continue Reading

Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation

Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles delivered keynote remarks at a Brookings Institutionevent on monetary policy and financial regulation. He outlined the core elements and proposed changes to the central bank’s stress testing program, which measures whether financial firms have enough money … Continue Reading

Keeping Pace: Financial Inclusion in a Time of Innovation

A discussion of how financial technology is reshaping the way that we bank and how it is leading to a more inclusive financial landscape. Specifically, the panel of experts discusses the balance between regulation, innovation, and consumer protection in today’s … Continue Reading