Interview with Brian Brooks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks discusses the forces shaping banking today, from cryptocurrencies, fintech and the payment system to the response to COVID and the focus on social justice.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) was created by Congress in 1863 to charter national banks; oversee a nationwide system of banking institutions; and ensure national banks are safe and sound, competitive and profitable, and capable of serving in the best possible manner the banking needs of their customers. As of September 30, 2019, the OCC supervised 840 national bank charters, 57 federal branches and agencies, and 303 federal savings associations. In total, the OCC supervises approximately $12.8 trillion in financial institution assets.

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MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy
presents an interview with

Brian P. Brooks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency

conducted by
Athanasios Orphanides, Professor of the Practice, Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:00-4:00PM ET


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