Mackenzie Wallace
Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program

Mackenzie “Mack” Wallace is a Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program, focused on building inclusive financial systems worldwide. Mack is passionate about the use of data and technology to advance inclusion, both as a product innovator and financial regulator. He currently serves as Senior Director and Head of Product at fintech, MPOWER Financing, designing inclusive financial products to make higher education more accessible for all. He is a former financial regulator and early employee of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he helped pioneer the authority’s innovative consumer complaint system and public complaint database. He also served as Fintech Policy Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where he helped create the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A), working with financial authorities globally to embed data and technology into financial oversight. Mack holds degrees in international development and applied economics from Cornell University.

Articles by Mackenzie Wallace

  • Dan Barker / Mackenzie Wallace

    The Time is Now: How to Build an Inclusive Financial System For All

    As global finance leaders gather for this year’s World Bank and IMF meetings, they're meeting against a backdrop of existential crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and widening inequalities. Dan Barker at Mastercard's Center for Inclusive Growth and Mackenzie Wallace at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program explore why these crises raise the need – and the opportunity – to build an inclusive financial system for all. They share four principles to guide this process, and discuss the crucial roles policymakers, financial services providers, academia, community groups and NGOs can play.

    financial inclusion, global development, SDGs
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