The Institute of International Finance focuses its advocacy, research and convening power on key topics of importance to our members, including sustainable finance, digital finance, risk and regulation, and debt. IIF is committed to providing our members with events, webinars, roundtables, workshops, podcasts, research reports and more to help them stay ahead of the curve.
The IIF identifies and promotes capital markets solutions that support the development and growth of sustainable finance, with transition finance and blended finance as key components. We partner with representatives from major institutional investors, commercial banks, insurance companies, ratings agencies, as well as public sector collaborators to scale the sustainable finance market, globally, and help shape official sector initiatives that address the environmental, social and governance concerns impacting the finance industry. In addition, the IIF advocates for sustainable finance policies that prioritize prudential risk management, financial stability, and economic growth.
The IIF is leading efforts to help our members and the public sector understand and leverage the technology-driven transformations reshaping financial services. We focus on distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, data policy, digital identity, cloud, and other technologies. Our industry-leading work on digital asset regulation engages global standard setting bodies and central banks to help understand and shape the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and private tokenization solutions. We advocate for financial services innovation as well as making cross-border payments more efficient and our events bring together senior public sector officials, financial services leaders, and technology experts.
FRT welcomes Mark Zelmer, former Deputy Superintendent at Canadian regulator OSFI and author of the recent UK government report on Co-operative bank. Mark joins us to discuss Canada’s upcoming adoption of Open Banking, and some of the potential impacts in fiduciary duties and for banks’ liquidity.
Sarah Runge, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance Regulatory Strategy for Credit Suisse, joins us on this week’s episode of FRT to discuss the benefits and challenges of applying Machine Learning in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).
Douglas Elliott, Partner at Oliver Wyman in the Finance & Risk/Public Policy practice, joins FRT to discuss the policy debate around privacy and consumer data rights, and the specific challenges for the financial sector.
Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), joins FRT to discuss the emerging “Techlash” reaction against technological change, and the impacts for current debates on data privacy and protection policies.
The IIF is the leading voice for the financial services industry on global regulatory and policy issues. The IIF engages continuously and constructively with global standard setters and other policymakers through formal submissions, staff papers and reports, as well as through regular dialogue, targeted events, industry surveys, and podcasts. We help shape the global policy and regulatory agenda by providing industry input and feedback on critical issues such as sustainable finance, international capital and liquidity standards for banks and insurers, resolution, non-bank financial intermediation, accounting standards, combatting financial crime, operational resilience, cyber security, and crypto-assets.
The IIF promotes global efforts to enhance the global debt architecture and closely monitors the rapidly evolving sectoral debt dynamics across mature and emerging markets, with particular emphasis on sovereign debt. In addition, the IIF works to implement the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring – a set of guidelines formulated by a working group of representatives of emerging market borrowers and their official and private creditors.