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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Office of International Affairs

Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs coordinates the FDIC's subject matter expertise to address global financial issues of importance to the deposit insurance system and the banking public and to provide the highest quality technical assistance, training and consulting services to foreign deposit insurers, bank supervisors and resolution authorities. The Office serves as a central point for all international related activities, including guidance for traveling internationally on behalf of the FDIC.

The International Program Consists of the Following Major Areas:

International Outreach:

FDIC subject matter experts participate as keynote speakers, panel members and facilitators for numerous international organizations' conferences, symposia and seminars. On November 2, 2007, FDIC Vice Chairman Martin Gruenberg was appointed by IADI to serve as Chairman of its Executive Council and President of the Association. In addition, as an Executive Council member the FDIC provides research to numerous policy and guidance papers and is serving as Chair of the Training and Conference Committee and Chair of the Data Base Management Subcommittee, leveraging FDIC resources to support the goals and objectives of IADI. As a current Board member for ASBA, the FDIC continues to participate and lead several working groups as well as providing instruction to ASBA-sponsored risk management training sessions. Partnering with EFDI, the FDIC is working to address cross-border bank resolution issues and similar deposit insurance challenges facing European countries and the U.S.