Fintech Should Play a Role in Saving Small Business

At least that what the panelists said in a Virtual Town Hall conducted in partnership with CQ Roll Call, and Georgetown’s Law and Business Schools.  The Conversation was elaborate, ad hoc, but powerful, with interesting insights from fintech firms … Read More

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

Trump Gets Briefed on Brexit–and Derivatives

  Several years ago, in an article published in a book covering the financial crisis, I along with my wife Rachel Loko wrote on the politics of transatlantic credit rating agency regulation.  Among the things we noted was the heightened … 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

Former CIA Deputy Director David Cohen Discusses Russia, North Korean Sanctions

As plenty of controversy swirls concerning China’s possible contravention of sanctions against North Korea, I’m reminded of my conversation earlier this year with David Cohen, the former Deputy Director of the CIA.  Amongst the more remarkable insights:  that sanctions against … Continue Reading

Kara M. Stein and Brian D. Quintenz discuss Fintech and SEC/CFTC regulation

Today’s review of IIEL’s greatest hits involves my interview with Brian D. Quintenz, Commissioner U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Kara M. Stein Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Among the topics:  the agencies’ evolving approaches to fintech and the regulation … Continue Reading

Craig Phillips Talks Fintech–and Treasury Department Policy

As I continue to post some of the past speakers at IIEL this year, here are comments by Craig Phillips, Counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, outlining the administration’s posture on fintech.  It will be interesting to see what, if … Continue Reading