Mr. Ed Garnett is the Chief of International Deposit Insurance Policy and Support in the FDIC’s International Affairs Branch. He leads a team to support the global development of safe deposit insurance, bank supervision, and bank resolution standards. He coordinates the FDIC’s relationship with the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) and the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA). Ed also serves as Chair of the IADI FinTech Technical Committee. In this capacity, he co-authored a brief on FinTech Opportunities for Deposit Insurers (DepTech).
Before his appointment to the International Affairs Branch, Mr. Garnett served as a policy analyst at the FDIC. In this role, he researched and implemented policy initiatives related to the deposit insurance assessment system, financial technology, and banking regulation, including co-authoring the 2020 FDIC Staff Study, A History of Risk-Based Premiums. He joined the FDIC in 2017 after a decade as an economist and advisor at the U.S. Treasury in Domestic Finance, where his work included the start-up of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Small Business Lending Fund, and the Office of Financial Research.
Mr. Garnett was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserve after eight years as a supply corps officer. He holds the National Association of Business Economics “Certified Business Economist” (CBE) and Global Association of Risk Professionals “Sustainability and Climate Risk” (SCR) designations.
Mr. Garnett holds a Master of Arts in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from Loyola University Maryland.