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Financial Stability and Fintech Conference on Nov 30-Dec 1 in DC, sponsored by Cleveland Fed, OFR, and University of Maryland

Randal K. Quarles, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and vice chair for supervision, to deliver luncheon keynote on Nov 30

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Office of Financial Research, and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business invite you to attend the 2017 Financial Stability and Fintech Conference on November 30–December 1, 2017, at the Department of the Treasury – Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington DC. This year’s conference will highlight research and facilitate discussions related to the impact of innovation on financial stability, policy, and regulation.

The deadline to register to attend the conference in person is November 27; you will need to register online and provide your social security number for security clearance.

The conference will also be live streamed. Links for the live broadcast are as follows:

Day 1 Link:

Day 2 Link:

In addition to the keynote by Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles, the first day of the program includes:

  • A panel discussion on “Financial Innovation and Macroprudential Policy” moderated by Loretta J. Mester, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • A panel discussion on “Big Data, Regtech, and Financial System Monitoring” moderated by Richard Berner, director of the Office of Financial Research

The second day of the program includes:

  • A keynote by David Yermack, the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business
  • A panel discussion on “Fintech and the Future of Financial Intermediation” moderated by Alexander J. Triantis, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

The conference also includes the presentation and discussion of academic papers on topics related to financial stability and financial innovation.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892