Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, met with students and faculty for a conversation on financial inclusion on August 31 during a visit to Georgia State University arranged by the Georgia Fintech Academy of the University System of Georgia. The Robinson College of Business co-sponsored the event.
In addition to explaining the role of the Atlanta Fed in the economy and bank regulation, Bostic spoke about financial inclusion to an audience of more than 430 attendees, including fintech community leaders, members of the Georgia Fintech Academy, and Georgia State researchers, students, and leaders interested in fintech or financial inclusion. The Georgia Fintech Academy is a talent development initiative that teaches students about fintech and connects them with fintech employers. It was co-conceived by and is housed at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
Bostic spoke passionately about the role of the Atlanta Fed and the industry in improving economic mobility and resilience. He identified three areas where innovation or policy can make a difference.