Cristina Picillo

Cristina Picillo

Adviser
BIS Innovation Hub

Cristina joined the BIS in 2014. Before her current assignment, she served as an economist in the secretariat of the Financial Stability Board and of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. Previously she worked in the Market and Payment Oversight Department of the Bank of Italy. In 2008 she was a visitor to the Financial Research Division of the European Central Bank, focusing on money market spreads in the immediate aftermath of Lehman's collapse. Before joining the central bank community, Cristina worked in the private sector at the trading platform EuroTLX in the Market Surveillance Unit. Cristina holds a Master in Money and Finance from the University of Brescia. Her research interests include digital innovation, payments, financial market infrastructures (in particular central counterparties, trade repositories, large-value payment systems) and their financial stability implications.

Fields of interest

  • Financial market infrastructures
  • Financial markets
  • Digital innovation