Lise Estelle Brault
Senior Director Fintech, Innovation and Derivatives / Autorité des marchés financiers
Lise Estelle Brault is Senior Director Fintech, Innovation and Derivatives at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). She oversees the AMF’s fintech and innovation initiatives, aiming at developing the internal expertise with regards to emerging technologies and business models in finance as well as making the AMF a key member of the local fintech ecosystem. As part of her responsibilities, she chairs the AMF Technological Innovation Advisory Committee, which a forum for discussion on fintech innovations and related regulatory, market efficiency and consumer protection issues. She also co-chairs the CPMI-IOSCO Joint Working Group on Digital Innovation and chairs the IOSCO Fintech Network DLT Workstream, two groups studying the various use cases of the distributed ledgers/blockchain technology in financial markets. Moreover, Lise Estelle is a member of the Conseil de direction of IVADO and a member of the Montreal FinTech Station advisory committee.
Regarding derivatives, Lise Estelle co-chairs the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Derivatives Committee, whose mandate is to develop common regulatory approach for Canada’s derivatives markets. Moreover, she chairs the AMF Derivatives Advisory Committee, a forum to gain insight into relevant issues and maintain an open dialogue between sector participants and the AMF with respect to the efficiency of the exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives framework. She is also an active contributor to the IOSCO Committee on Derivatives. Her department is responsible for the implementation of derivatives regulatory policy in Quebec, including the ongoing development of over-the-counter derivatives oversight following the financial crisis. Her team is also responsible for developing the AMF expertise in the analysis of trade repository derivatives data.
Lise Estelle has also contributed to the Women’s Development and Leadership Committee at the AMF with, among others, the implementation a mentoring program. In 2017, she won the Rising Star prize offered by the Association des femmes en finance du Québec.
Prior to joining the Autorité des marchés financiers, Lise Estelle gained ten years of experience in financial risk management at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and at PSP Investments during which she developed a thorough knowledge of investment strategies involving derivatives. She has also designed and implemented risk management policies for portfolios of liquid and illiquid assets.
Lise Estelle holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she studied finance and economics. She also has a bachelor joint honors in mathematics and economics from the University of Montreal.