FNA Talks Women in Fintech & Suptech with the FRB Philadelphia 

Julapa Jagtiani, Senior Economic Advisor and Economist at the FRB Philadelphia, joins Bella Ivanov for the fourth episode of the FNA Talks Women in Fintech and Suptech mini-series. 


Julapa and Bella discuss Julapa’s career and her experience of gender diversity in finance and the steps we can take to increase diversity in the finance and technology sector. 


As well as a Senior Economic Advisor and Economist at the FRB Philadelphia, Julapa Jagtiani, is also a Fellow member of the Wharton Financial Institutions Centre, and a Central Bank Research Fellow at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). At the Federal Reserve, Julapa has conducted research and participated in several supervisory policies and implementation projects, including Basel capital requirements for banks, CCAR bank stress testing, and more recently Fintech innovations and regulatory policies. She is a member of the Fintech Subgroup of the Risk Council. Julapa has published influential research articles in top finance journals. Her recent research has focused on issues relating to Fintech innovations, the roles of alternative data and AI/ML in the new financial landscape, small business lending, and various consumer finance issues. Jagtiani has a PhD in finance and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she held the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.



00:17: What is your current role and how did you start working in it?

04:45: Would you say that your role is currently more Fintech, Suptech or Regtech oriented? 

06:53: What is your background and education and how does this relate to your role and the research you’ve done?

08:51: Do you think that there’s a diversity problem in the industry anecdotal speaking?

10:30: How has the lack of diversity affected your actions subconsciously or subconsciously?

13:21: Why is diversity important, especially in the financial and technology field? 

14:37: Would you say that there’s any association between women and their skillsets as it pertains to different roles?

15:47: What steps can his generation take to minimise the gap that you’ve seen?

17:47: what advice would you give to young women interested in finance and technology


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