Rupert Thorne

Deputy to the Secretary General, Financial Stability Board, Bank for International Settlements, Basel

Rupert Thorne is the deputy to the secretary general of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), where he helps in the FSB's work to coordinate international policy initiatives to strengthen the financial system and promote consistent implementation of those policies across sectors and across countries. His work crosses a wide range of initiatives including policies to address systemically important financial institutions, OTC derivative market reforms, the reduction of reliance on credit rating agencies, the FSB's peer reviews of its membership and its initiative to improve adherence to international cooperation and information exchange standards globally. Mr. Thorne has been at the FSB since July 2009, having previously been with its predecessor, the Financial Stability Forum, from 2005 to 2008. Before joining the FSB, he worked for the International Monetary Fund (IFM) for 11 years, in areas such as multilateral surveillance of advanced financial markets and debt management policy advice, including as a member of teams negotiating IMF programs in response to capital account crises in Turkey and Uruguay. Previously, he spent over a decade at the Bank of England, in operational areas such as money market operations, government debt issuance and foreign exchange reserves management, as well as the analysis of financial stability, international financial market surveillance and statistics. He has an M.A. in mathematics from Cambridge University.


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