Vice President (August, 2023 – On Leave)
Alessandro Cocco is a vice president in the Financial Markets Group (FMG) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He oversees the Financial Markets Group, a multidisciplinary research team that analyzes public policy issues in global financial markets. The group conducts research on trading, clearing, risk management and settlement of derivatives, securities, and other financial instruments, as well as on the systemic risk impact of climate change. FMG’s research helps foster stable and efficient monetary, financial and payments systems. Cocco plays a key role in engaging with all stakeholders in the financial markets, including industry professionals, academics, the general public, market regulators, central bankers and other policy makers.
Cocco brings three decades of legal, financial services and leadership experience to this position. Most recently, he served as managing director and associate general counsel at global systemically important bank, where he managed a wide range of efforts related to futures, swaps, clearing, algorithmic trading, financial technology, financial services regulation, and compliance. He has wide-ranging experience in financial markets and regulation in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is qualified to practice law in the U.S., England and Wales, and Italy. Cocco was an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where he taught courses on documentation and regulation of cleared and OTC derivatives.
He holds a Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude from the University of Rome La Sapienza in Italy; a Diploma in Law and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of East Anglia in England; a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with commendation, from The University of Law in London, England; and an LLM degree from NYU in New York.