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

Pew’s Pre-Election Data on American Opinions on International Trade

With NAFTA negotiations kicking into high gear, as well as US-Korea trade talks starting up, I wanted to share an oldie but goodie from the IIEL vault: a presentation by the Pew Research Center’s Bruce Stokes on American opinions on … Continue Reading

EU Ambassadors Discuss Europe After Brexit

With the UK’s new announcement that it is in talks to join the TPP, we’re nearing the end of our 2017 review.  Here, inspired by the announcement, is IIEL’s forum on Europe after Brexit and what it Means for America: … Continue Reading

The FCA’s Christopher Woolard Outlines UK Approach to Fintech

  Happy New Year’s Everyone!  As we round out 2017’s notable talks, I include a wonderfully interesting conversation I had with Christopher Woolard, who directs strategy for the Financial Conduct Authority and sits as an Executive Board member.  I’ll be … Continue Reading

Jeremy Kroll Discusses Cybersecurity, Investing in Fintech

Jeremy M. Kroll, President, CEO & Co-Founder of K2 Intelligence, was one of our keynotes for this year’s Fintech Week.  See here our interview on a number of topics, including the use of cryptocurrencies in cyber-ransoms and how fintech is changing finance. … Continue Reading