Thursday 16, March 2017 by Georgina Enzer

IMF Managing Director welcomes establishment of high level advisory group on FinTech

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), welcomed the establishment of the Fund’s new High Level Advisory Group on FinTech.

“We are grateful that such distinguished figures in the field of finance and technology have agreed to serve in the Group, and look forward to their expert advice and views, and are confident that this exchange will greatly enrich the scope and quality of the IMF's work in this area,” she said.

The Group is composed of highly-experienced and respected leaders in the field of finance and technology and includes industry pioneers, regulators, lawyers and academics. The Group will provide advice to help IMF staff deepen its understanding of FinTech issues. It will work closely with the IMF's Interdepartmental Working Group on Finance and Technology, which was established in 2016, to study the economic and regulatory implications of developments in the area of finance and technology.

The members of the High Level Advisory Group are:

  • Jeremy Allaire, Chief Executive Officer of Circle
  • Dr. Long Chen, Chief Strategy Officer of Ant Financial Services
  • Santiago Fernandez de Lis, Chief Economist of Financial Systems and Regulation at BBVA
  • Robert Garrison, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at the DTCC
  • Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman of Ripple
  • Adam Ludwin, Chief Executive Office of Chain
  • Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Asset
  • Greg Medcraft, Chairman of Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Professor Robert Merton, MIT Sloan
  • Patrick Murck, Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center
  • Marco Santori, Partner at Cooley LLP
  • Alex Tapscott, Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Passage Ventures
  • Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada,
  • Bradley J. Wiskirchen, Chief Executive Officer of Kount

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