Kerstin

Adviser, BIS Innovation Hub, Switzerland centre

Where perspectives meet

I joined the Swiss Centre of the BIS Innovation Hub on secondment from the Swiss National Bank (SNB). I work on building a prototype of a platform that central banks can use to monitor fast-paced electronic markets. Built on a cloud environment, the prototype seeks to use state-of-the-art open source applications.  

Technological innovations continue to make trading in financial markets ever faster, and increasingly trading is done by machines and algorithms. This poses a challenge for central banks in terms of how they monitor these markets in practice. For many central banks, tracking foreign exchange markets is particularly important, and this is our initial focus.

I am excited to be part of the Innovation Hub and be able to shape this project from the beginning. 

Kerstin

I am excited to be part of the Innovation Hub and be able to shape this project from the beginning. My contribution is to bring in expertise on FX market structure, high-frequency data and market microstructure. Our interdisciplinary team is working on the technological frontier to process ultra-fast and large data, to extract meaningful insights on FX market conditions and developments in real time. We collaborate closely with IT providers as well as with financial market experts within the BIS, SNB and beyond.