Financial inclusion is of central importance to countries across the globe, and fintechs offer great promise.
Join our panel discussion as we explore how fintech and open banking are shaping financial services in the US and Brazil and how innovative, technology-based financial institutions may be able to offer financial services to the historically un- and underbanked.
Open remarks by Consul General of Brazil, Carlos Henrique de Abreu, and Jessica Washington, Payments Risk Expert at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Senior Financial Specialist @Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Lali Shaffer is a senior financial specialist in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is responsible for analyzing trends and emerging risks in the banking industry and the economy. She currently manages several projects including large-scale initiatives focusing on financial technology (fintech) and safer payments innovation. Other initiatives include education and advocacy of emerging technology to assist examiners in supervising firms. Her work spans the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta District. Ms. Shaffer previously held a leadership role in the Bank’s Risk Council, which is responsible for identification and mitigation of risk to financial institutions. She also writes articles for the Atlanta Fed and is a frequent host for the Bank’s webcasts and podcasts. Previously, Ms. Shaffer was an assistant vice president in the Treasury Group with the Federal Home Loan Bank.
Ceo-founder @Afinz Bank in Brazil
Mr. Zanvettor is co-founder and CEO of Afinz Bank in Brazil, bringing more than twenty years of proven executive and management track record in Retail Banking, Asset and Wealth Management to the Afinz Open Platform. Afinz leverages from Zanvettor’s background and industry acumen to deliver a combination of financial and digital medicine services to the local mass market in Brazil-IT, and to embrace digital financial inclusion to promote economic freedom and create value for its stakeholders. Previously, he was CEO of Guide Investimentos and Rio Bravo Asset Management, SVP of Rede Merchant Acquiring, and managing director of Credit Card and Auto Loans units of Itaú Unibanco. Mr. Zanvettor has extensive knowledge of current economic, social and regulatory environment in Brazil and Latin America, holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from Mauá School of Engineering in Brazil, and as a post-graduate student went to Kellogg School of Management.
Global Open Finance @Plaid