Ousmène Jacques Mandeng is a Visiting Fellow at the at the London School of Economics and Political Science with a research focus on cryptocurrencies and the international monetary system. He has worked more than 20 years in the financial sector and international organisations on international investment and economic and economic policy analyses. He had senior roles with Prudential Asset Management, UBS Investment Bank and Ashmore Investment Management leading coverage of official financial institutions globally. He worked at the International Monetary Fund, last as Deputy Division Chief coordinating work on IMF lending policies and use of IMF resources and on Latin America including as a Resident Representative. He has commented periodically in the financial press and presented in leading international forums on the increasing importance of emerging markets, actual and pending reforms of the international monetary system and capital markets developments. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Ousmène was educated at Toulouse Business School, France, and Cambridge University, England and is now completing a PhD in economic history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He divides his time between Berlin and London.