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Dr Paul Fisher Fellow

Dr Paul Fisher, Fellow

After an initial career in academic research, Paul worked at the Bank of England for 26 years as an economist, including serving as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the interim Financial Policy Committee and the PRA Board. From 2009-2014 he was Executive Director responsible for the Bank's programme of asset purchases for quantitative easing, and introducing the Funding for Lending Scheme – as well as routine management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves and the Bank of England’s balance sheet more broadly.


Biography:

In 2014 Paul moved to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) as its Deputy Head, largely responsible for management and coordination, whilst researching matters of financial stability, policy co-ordination and governance, competition policy, supervision and regulation – including covering for eight months as Executive Director for Insurance Supervision where he acquired his climate change interests.

Among a range of outside positions taken since he left the Bank in 2016, Paul currently chairs the London Bullion Market Association, is a NED at the UK Debt Management Office, provides consultancy services to central banks and spends about half his time on academic work, including climate change. In 2017/18 he was a member of the High Level Experts Group on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission and the UK Green Finance Task Force. He is also a visiting professor at the London Institute of Banking and Finance, and at Richmond, the American International University in London.

Paul is Vice Chair of CISL's Banking Environment Initiative.

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