Simon Potter

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Simon Potter
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Occupation Head of Market Group
Employer Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Location New York

Simon Potter is the executive vice president of the New York Federal Reserve's Market Group, which oversees the Fed's activity with Wall Street and foreign central banks. The group is also responsible for carrying out Fed actions in the open market including Operation Twist. Before this, Potter was the co-head of research and statistics at the New York Fed and also managed the Fed's System Open Market Account (SOMA). [1]


Potter was a 14-year employee of the New York Fed, where he helped design the 2009 U.S. bank "stress tests" and sat on an international group that supported the Basel Committee's efforts to strengthen bank capital standards. From April 2011 - July 2011 he was a Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Treasury's Financial Stability Oversight Council, where he headed a team producing the Orst Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress. From 1990-2009, Potter taught at Princeton, NYU, Johns Hopkins and UCLA.[2]


Potter received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University in 1983, master's degree in Philosophy and Economics from Oxford in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1990.