Central Bank of Luxembourg
Liquidity Surveillance & Prudential Supervision
An unquenchable thirst for discovery
At the age of just 38, Elie Flatter is in charge, at the Banque Centrale de Luxembourg, of the prudential supervision of the liquidity of market operators. A successful career which he happily combines with an endless quest for discovery.
Elie Flatter’s story starts in 1974, in a small village in the Vosges region of France where he spent his childhood. His education began in the local school, which had just one class. As the result of family moves, he subsequently enrolled in schools in Epinal and then Nancy. With each move his horizons expanded, as he discovered new and more complex worlds, each increasing his curiosity and developing his ability to adapt. This hard-working and brilliant scholar followed an unusual path: although specialising in sciences at high school, Elie’s true passion was for Greek, Latin and Hebrew. Over time, a great thirst for knowledge of all kinds shaped the young man’s character, helping him to feel quickly at ease in any situation. After passing his baccalaureat examination, he decided to study economic sciences at Nancy University.
At the end of his studies, Elie Flatter began working life with the Banque Populaire du Luxembourg. Over the next four years, he gained experience in the trading room, learning about trading techniques, arbitrage, setting up structured products and fund management. He then built on these solid foundations, moving on to a new challenge at Crédit Agricole Indosuez Luxembourg, where he gained skills in team and project management. Wishing to develop his skills and widen his horizons, Elie decided to take a career break to return to the academic world. He signed up for an MBA course organised jointly by Warwick Business School, ESSEC and the University of Mannheim. His stay in the United Kingdom also brought him into contact with a new culture, since this was where he met his wife, a Chinese national.
On his return to the working world, Elie Flatter joined Ernst & Young Luxembourg where he spent four years in business advisory, specialising, among other areas, in Islamic finance and making many visits to the Middle East. His thirst for discovery took on a new dimension in September 2009, when he joined the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg, taking responsibilities in the prudential supervision of the liquidity of market operators. Alongside this mission, Elie was mandated to represent the BCL in working groups of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) on management of the liquidity of Islamic financial institutions.
Facts & Figures
Place of birth: Epinal
Nationality: Luxembourgish, French
Languages: French, German, English, Hebrew
Hobbies: Theatre, badminton, hiking
Cities: Luxembourg, Shanghai (People’s Republic of China), Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)
Restaurants: Um Plateau (Luxembourg), Chalet Am Brill (Mondorf-les-Bains)
Places: Nature, forests
Music: Classical music