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Kurtuluş Taşkale Diamondopoulos

Director, central banks and public policy

World Gold Council

Kurtuluş Taşkale Diamondopoulos, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council. She works with official sector investment managers at central banks and SWFs around the world exploring the case for gold as a reserve asset as well as working on a wide variety of policy initiatives that affect the gold market. 

Before joining the Council in 2016, she worked at the Central Bank of Turkey for 25 years. She acted in a leading role in the reserve and risk management as well as structuring the acceptance of gold within the framework of Reserve Option Mechanism. She holds MA in International Economics and Finance degree from Brandeis University, USA.

Elizabeth McCaul

Member of the supervisory board

ECB

Elizabeth McCaul is a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank. Her areas of responsibility include the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP), internal governance and risk management, the digital agenda, the training program of the SSM as well as diversity and inclusion. She focuses on prudential implications in dynamic areas such as the oversight of FinTech and supervision of crypto-assets, cyber and IT risk and the digital transformation of the banking sector. She joined the NY State Banking Department as First Deputy in 1995 and served as NY Superintendent of Banks from 1997-2003. She was elected Chair of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, served as a Member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council, on the Joint Forum for Financial Conglomerates and as an Instructor for Financial Stability Institute at the BIS. 

Before joining the ECB, she worked for Promontory Financial Group where she founded the New York office and served as the Partner-in-Charge, as CEO and Chair of Europe, and Global Head of Strategy. 

For the first decade of her career, she was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

Nicolas Vincent

Deputy governor

Bank of Canada

Nicolas Vincent was appointed external, non-executive Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada for a two-year term, effective March 2023. In this role, Mr. Vincent will be a member of the Bank’s Governing Council, which is the Bank’s policy-making body responsible for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability. 

Mr. Vincent is a professor of economics in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal and co-chair of the Business Cycles and Financial Markets research theme at CIRANO (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations). Mr. Vincent began his career as an economist at the Department of Finance Canada in 2000. From 2007 to 2012, he was an assistant professor at HEC Montréal, then an associate professor from 2013 to 2021. He was appointed as a full professor in 2021. He has been a visiting and adjunct faculty member and researcher at numerous institutions, including Columbia Business School, INSEAD, the Banque de France and the Kellogg School of Management. 

Mr. Vincent was the 2021 recipient of Marcel Dagenais Award for Outstanding Contribution to Economic Research in Quebec and Canada as well as the recipient of a 2022–26 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant. He was the winner of the Young Researcher of the Year Award at HEC Montréal in 2012 and has won multiple Teacher of the Year awards from HEC Montréal and INSEAD over the course of his career. 

Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Mr. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in applied economics from HEC Montréal, a master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University and a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

Danny Russell

Head of digital currency technology

Bank of England

Danny Russell is the Head of Digital Currency Technology at the Bank of England. Previously he was Principal Architect for the Digital Pound leading the technology workstream in the digital pound project, and in particular the Technology Working Paper published in February 2023, and Project Rosalind, released in June 2023 which was a joint initiative with the BIS Innovation Hub to explore API technology for CBDC payments. Before joining the Bank, he was Director of Product for Crypto, Digital Currencies and Blockchain globally at FIS. He has previously been a member of the W3C payment request working group and PCI working group for the CPOC (Contactless payments on COTS) standard

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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.

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Bloomberg is a global leader in business and financial information, delivering trusted data, news, and insights that bring transparency, efficiency, and fairness to markets. The company helps connect influential communities across the global financial ecosystem via reliable technology solutions that enable our customers to make more informed decisions and foster better collaboration.

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HSBC is a financial services organisation that serves more than 40 million customers, ranging from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies and governments. Its network covers 64 countries and territories, and its expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives open up a world of opportunity for its customers. HSBC is listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges.

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About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world’s financial system. With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes. LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.

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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 

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Schroders is an independent global asset management company with over 210 years of investment heritage. Asset management is our business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients – the creation of long-term value.

We manage $650 billion on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. We employ over 5,600 talented people worldwide operating from over 34 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia Middle East, and Africa. 

We manage over $38bn on behalf of Official Institutions and have a dedicated team to support these institutions.

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About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific (apac.bnpparibas.com)

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. 

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 71 markets with more than 196,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.  

*excluding partnerships
 

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About BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) is the investment arm of BNP Paribas, a leading banking group in Europe with international reach. BNPP AM aims to generate long-term sustainable returns for its clients, based on a sustainability-driven approach. BNPP AM’s investment capabilities are focused around six key strategies: High Conviction Strategies, Liquidity Solutions, Emerging Markets, Multi-Assets, Systematic, Quantitative & Index and Private Assets, with investment processes incorporating quantitative and fundamental analysis.

Sustainability is core to BNPP AM’s strategy and investment philosophy. Among the leaders in thematic investment in Europe1, BNPP AM intends to contribute to a successful Energy transition, healthy Ecosystems, and greater Equality in our societies (our “3Es”). BNPP AM currently manages EUR 540 billion of assets (EUR 656 billion of assets under management and advisory) and benefits from the expertise of more than 500 investment professionals and around 400 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 67 countries.

Source: BNPP AM, as at 31 December 2023

1 Source: 2nd in Europe for active sustainable thematic strategies, according to an analysis made by BNP Paribas Asset Management based on Morningstar data as at 31/12/2022. 

 

 

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eCurrency™ is the leading innovator and technology provider for Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).  eCurrency CBDC solution is the first to be operationalized to issue digital fiat currency operating alongside notes and coins. eCurrency combines hardware, software and cryptographic security protocols to provide central banks the tools they need to preserve their charter as sole issuers of sovereign currency in a digital economy.

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