Central Banking Autumn Meetings

Central Banking Autumn Meetings 2024 will bring together central bankers from across the globe to tackle the key issues in reserve management, CBDC, greening finance and fintech.

Last year's speakers included

John A. Rolle

Governor

Central Bank of the Bahamas

Mr. Rolle was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas in January 2016.  Prior to this, he served as the Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; and before this, he served on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean Constituency.

The Governor’s substantive career from 1990 to 2012 was also in central banking, in various economic policy and research capacities.  In addition, he has contributed as an Adjunct Lecturer, in Economics, at the American University (2008) in Washington, DC and for many years as a Part-Time Lecturer in Economics and Statistics at the College of the Bahamas. 

He holds graduate degrees in Economics from the American University in Washington DC and Carleton University in Ottawa Canada; and is an undergraduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and the College of The Bahamas.

The Governor has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

The Governor has published scholarly articles in a number of professional journals, and maintains research interests in monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies.

Arvinder Bharath

Lead digital expert

International Monetary Fund

Arvinder Bharath, is Lead Digital Expert in the IMF’s Digital Advisory Unit. She provides technical assistance to member countries on issuance of central bank digital countries and more broadly, on digital risks associated with modern and transformative technologies used for digitalization. Her skills and experience span technology, commercial banking, regulatory oversight, and policy setting across developed and emerging economies. Arvinder has held senior roles with Barclays Bank across the UK, Western Europe, India, the Middle East and Sub-Sharan Africa; and with RBC Royal Bank of Canada as President and Country Head for Trinidad and Tobago. She later joined the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, as Deputy Inspector of Financial Institutions and subsequently led the Bank’s Financial Technology, Information Security and Knowledge and Information Management departments. Arvinder has an MBA in Banking and a B.Sc. in Information Technology - both, from the University of London.

Hemlata Sadhna Sewraj-Gopal

Second deputy governor

Bank of Mauritius

Mrs Hemlata Sadhna Sewraj-Gopal was appointed, with effect from the 1st of March 2020, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius by His Excellency the President of the Republic upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

Mrs Sewraj-Gopal joined the Bank of Mauritius in 2003. Prior to her appointment as Second Deputy Governor, Mrs Sewraj-Gopal was the Secretary to the Bank of Mauritius. In that capacity, she also acted as Secretary to the Board, Secretary to the Audit Committee, Member of the Investment Committee and Chairperson of the Tender Committee. In the course of her career, Mrs Sewraj-Gopal has overseen several key departments including Human Resources, Procurement as well as Accounting and Budgeting.  

Prior to joining the Bank of Mauritius, Mrs Sewraj-Gopal was Director- Corporate services at the Board of Investment (2001-2003), Financial Controller at the Mauritius Export Development and Investment Authority (1997-2001) and Manager at KPMG Mauritius (1993-1997). Mrs Sewraj-Gopal also worked for three years in London at Arthur Andersen.

A State Scholar, the Second Deputy Governor holds a Bachelor in Economics and Social Studies (Honours) from the University of Manchester. Mrs Sewraj-Gopal is also a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

As Second Deputy Governor, Mrs Gopal is in charge of Supervision Division, Corporate Services Division and Accounting and Budgeting Division of the Bank.

She is currently a Board Director in the following institutions:

  1. Financial Reporting Council (Responsible for licensing of auditors and  monitoring corporate financial reporting of public interest entities among others)
  2. Mauritius Investment Corporation (Investment Company & Subsidiary of the Bank)
  3. National Committee on Corporate Governance
  4. Regional Centre of Excellence (Training Centre, funded by Bank of Mauritius and Financial Services Commission)
  5. Member of the HSBC/MIOD Climate Governance Initiative
Rosanna Costa

Governor

Central Bank of Chile

Rosanna Costa has been Governor of the Central Bank of Chile since February 2022, and a board member since January 2017. She graduated as an economist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She was Director of Budget of the Chilean Ministry of Finance between 2010 and 2013. She was also Deputy Director of the Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo and a member of the Council of the National Productivity Commission and the Technical Education Advisory Commission. She has taught at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and on graduate courses at the University of Chile.

Alexandre Tombini

Chief representative for the Americas

Bank for International Settlements

Alexandre Tombini became Chief Representative of the BIS Office for the Americas on 1 September 2019.

Before joining the BIS, he was Executive Director of the Board at the International Monetary Fund for Brazil, Cabo Verde, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Timor-Leste and Trinidad and Tobago.

Previously, he served as Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil. Also, at the Central Bank of Brazil he held the roles of Deputy Governor for Financial System Regulation and Deputy Governor for Economic Research.

He also held positions as a Board member of the BIS and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Budget Resources of the Financial Stability Board.

120

Global central bank attendees

15

Governors and deputies

70

Percent of attendees senior or board level

Meet central bankers

Connect with peers from across the globe and broaden your network. 

Find solutions

Learn how central bankers are tackling current challenges.

Hear from leaders

Gain essential insights from experts in your field of work. 

Get ahead of the curve

Hear about the latest innovations being implemented by central banks. 

Fintech
  • Increasing efficiency in financial systems
  • Cyber resilience and strengthening infrastructure
  • Empowering fintech talent
CBDCs
  • Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) implementation
  • Cross-border payments and interoperability
  • Traditional payment systems vs. CBDCs
Reserve management
  • Managing central bank balance sheets
  • Navigating de-dollarization
  • Decoding asset allocation approaches and durations
Greening the financial system
  • Greening the financial system for resilient investing
  • Green bonds and socially responsible  investment portfolios
  • Financing the green transition

Our 2023 partners

Company profile

Invesco is an independent investment management firm that helps clients build long-term, strategic partnerships with official institutions, offering the best of its investment expertise and capabilities.

It manages $1.4 trillion in assets on behalf of clients worldwide and offers specialised investment teams across a comprehensive range of asset classes, investment styles and geographies.

Invesco has more than 8,400 employees worldwide and an on-the-ground presence in more than 20 countries, serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Company profile

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With over US$1.3 trillion in assets under management as of 31 March 2022, we serve as a trusted investment adviser to more than 2,400 institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our comprehensive investment capabilities are built on the strength of rigorous, proprietary research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. Our commitment to investment excellence is evidenced by our significant presence and long-term track records in nearly all global securities markets.

Company profile

SecurEyes is a specialized consulting and solution engineering firm focused in risk management, supervisory technology, regulatory technology and cybersecurity advisory services.

With 700+ global customers and 12,500+ consulting engagements, we are the trusted partner of several regulatory bodies, governments, and multinationals across the globe. We have obtained prestigious empanelment’s with reputable entities, as well as numerous prominent certifications.

Our state-of-art product SE-RegTrac is an enterprise supervisory product to digitize supervisory activities for central banks. It integrates supervisory and regulatory technology into a single platform thereby empowering regulators in risk-based supervisory responsibilities and at the same time equipping regulated entities in managing their regulatory responsibilities. It supports multiple sectors including banking, fintech, credit bureau, financing & leasing and insurance companies.

SecurEyes has demonstrated leadership in acquiring global recognition in many areas such as winning the “Technology Services Award 2023” by the Central Banking Awards Committee at the level of central banks worldwide for the year 2023.

Our other products help clients in regulatory compliance management, cyber supply chain risk management and operational risk management.

For detailed information, please visit: www.secureyes.net.

If you wish to contact a member from the SecurEyes team - please contact at  riskmanagement@secureyes.net.

Company profile

FIS is a financial technology company providing solutions to financial institutions, businesses, and developers. We unlock financial technology to the world across the money lifecycle underpinning the world’s financial system. Our people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests, by helping our clients to confidently run, grow, and protect their businesses.  Our expertise comes from decades of experience helping financial institutions and businesses of all sizes adapt to meet the needs of their customers by harnessing where reliability meets innovation in financial technology. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a member of the Fortune 500® and the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. To learn more, visit FISglobal.com. Follow FIS on LinkedInFacebook and X

Company profile

SQL Power Group Inc. is a global application software firm specializing in Financial Regulation, Digital Transformation and Advanced Analytics.


SQL Power is at the forefront of regulatory software innovation - rolling out the world's first fully-integrated XBRL-based data collection, risk management, case management, and advanced analytics solution in 2009. The platform integrates easily with existing regulators’ legacy systems and evolves seamlessly alongside changes to Global Financial Standards and customer needs.

For more information please visit sqlpowergroup.com 

Company profile

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialised Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five house worldwide.

Company profile

Techurate is a products driven solutions company having built a powerful stack of solution modules that enable digital transformation in the banking ecosystem. We have worked in several highly under-banked nations and have successfully leveraged the power of Digital in bringing a vast audience into the organized banking fold.

Over the years we have worked closely with our customers in solving key operational problems and each of these application areas have been productized as independent solution modules. Our Technology stack allows us to deploy each one independently or stitched as a seamless Digital Banking Universe to our esteemed customers over 20 countries.

For detailed information, please visit: https://techurate.com.

If you wish to contact a member from the Techurate team - please contact at  harsha@techurate.com.

 

Company profile

CAIM is a UK-regulated specialist investment manager with a particular focus on managing foreign exchange reserves on behalf of central banks globally. We offer directly managed bespoke strategies to each of our institutional clients, in public market fixed income and equities, across developed markets and China. We prioritize our clients, treat them as partners, and seek to become trusted advisors to each institution we work with. We can trace our roots back to 1749, when our predecessor organization was originally established by the British Crown. CAIM has via our predecessor organisation offered financial services to our clients since 1833. We began managing money for the world’s first sovereign wealth funds in the 1960s, and CAIM’s oldest current central bank reserves management account dates to the early 1980s.