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Ezio Caruso

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

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Ezio Caruso is a Senior Financial Sector Expert in the Financial Stability unit of the World Bank. He supports countries in designing and updating legal frameworks for banking regulation and supervision, to remain effective to changing industry and regulatory practices. He’s participated in several Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAPs), leading the assessment of compliance with Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. Jointly with the IMF and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), he organizes international training for Prudential Supervisors in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDES) on policy challenges for the financial sectors, with a focus on new and emerging risks, such as digitalization and climate.  

Before joining the World Bank he was Lead Supervisor at the European Central Bank, where he contributed to setting up of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) methodology and deputized the Join Supervisory Team (JST) Coordinator in charge of the supervision of two significant credit institutions.  

Ezio was previously in the on-site Supervision Department of Banca d’Italia, where he coordinated on-site inspections over small and medium-sized banks, after participating in numerous inspections over large banks and dealing with the entire spectrum of risks. Ezio holds a Master’s degree in law at LUISS University in Rome, Italy.