Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau

Director of Markets, Banque de France

Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau is the Director for Markets at Banque de France, the French central bank. She oversees foreign exchange reserve management, FX operations and the provision of investment services to foreign central banks and international organisations. Imène sits on the BIS Markets Committee, the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Global FX Committee.

Imène was previously lead of the vulnerabilities team of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Secretariat, at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel (Switzerland), where she was in charge of the financial stability analysis at the FSB, working closely with G20 central banks, supervisors and regulators at the national level. Prior to that, she was the head of the financial stability division in Banque de France during the financial crisis. She has also worked at the European Central Bank on monetary policy implementation from 2001 to 2004.

She is the author of a number of articles on financial markets and monetary policy implementation, most recently on Eurosystem asset purchases and money market rates, and has also co-chaired a BIS Markets Committee report published in September 2018on monitoring of fast-paced markets. She also co-authored several articles over the years on financial innovation (CDOs, hedge funds, ETFs, shadow banking..). She holds a Master’s degree in economics and finance from Ecole Centrale de Paris (1997) and from Sciences-Po (1998).

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