As a member of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), I find that no two days are alike. My work includes, for example, finalising an analytical framework on financial technology, writing a journal article on fast payments, preparing an issues note on central bank-issued digital currencies, and drafting a strategy paper on cyber resilience. This complements the CPMI's other work to enhance the risk management of central counterparties, improve financial market structure, monitor implementation of the international standards, among a number of other projects.
For me, there is no better career than working with central banks around the world, which are tasked to serve the public interest by creating the conditions for economic growth, prosperity and progress. For central banks and the international committees that support them, this mission includes maintaining financial stability. Not surprisingly, as a member of the CPMI Secretariat, I have the privilege of working with some of the world's best minds and most dedicated central bankers. It is an environment that I have not found elsewhere - neither in other parts of the public sector nor the private sector.
To work for 60 central banks representing 95% of world GDP provides an unparalleled experience. Each day, I walk through the doors of the BIS building in support of the global economy and financial system. Each day, I am impressed by the intellectual ardour of my colleagues at the Bank, member institutions and the other international bodies. Each day, I continue to learn from my experiences writing policy documents and notes for the senior central bankers, coordinating among the stakeholders, and organising meetings in Basel and elsewhere.
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