Christopher Matturri (MBA’22) has been named the first Fintech MBA Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
In this role, Matturri will engage with the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, which sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogs and conferences on key financial market issues. He will have the opportunity to work with leading center faculty and partners on issues related to digital assets, as well as the promises and pitfalls of fintech policy on society with an emphasis on financial inclusion. Matturri will also do relevant internships with a private or public organization during his tenure.
“We are delighted to have Chris as the first Fintech MBA Fellow,” said Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. “He will conduct important research that explores emerging issues related to developments in fintech that will have an impact on the financial industry.”
Prior to Georgetown, Matturri worked at the CME Group and developed a passion for digital assets. During his time at CME Group, Chris worked closely with the product management team on their launch of Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts by helping banks, hedge funds, market-making firms, and bitcoin miners to begin trading CME’s new cryptocurrency markets.
The MBA Fintech Fellowship, which provides recipients with an annual scholarship, is supported by Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). It is part of a growing suite of fellowships in the MBA program that matches talented students with the schools’ faculty-led centers, initiatives, and institutes to conduct research and advance their missions.