Hampton Finer is PMI Policy Program Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He serves onthe Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure, the Fed’s Financial Market Utilities Supervision Committee, FRBNY’s Payments and Market Infrastructure Council, and Chairs the CLS Cooperative Oversight Committee. Prior to this role, Hampton headed Insurance Policy and Strategy and was a manager of a supervision team for a systemically important non-bank. Hampton joined the FRBNY in 2009 to help manage and close the FRBNY’s AIG credit facility and was subsequently seconded to the United States Treasury Department’s TARP program to help monitor and dispose of AIG-related investments.
Before joining the Bank, Hampton was a Deputy Superintendent at the New York State Department of Financial Services where he led several of the agency’s efforts during the Global Financial Crisis. From 2001 to 2006, Hampton was the Director of Economics at the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Between 1998 and 2001, Hampton was an antitrust economist at the Federal Trade Commission.
Hampton holds a Ph.D. in economics (labor economics and applied econometrics) from Cornell University, and a BS in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.