Matt Swinehart is a Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focuses on international financial regulatory, economic, sustainability, digital assets, and trade policy matters. He also advises multinational companies and financial institutions on sanctions issues, geopolitical risk, and matters arising in global forums (G7, G20, FSB, OECD, BCBS, and CPMI) and US bilateral dialogues.
Mr. Swinehart previously served in senior roles at Treasury across three Administrations. From 2021 to 2022, Mr. Swinehart served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Markets at US Treasury and beginning in 2019 was the Director of the Office of International Financial Markets. In those roles, he led Treasury’s international engagement at the G7, G20, Financial Stability Board, OECD, CPMI, Basel Committee, and IMF on financial regulation and stability, including on sustainable finance, digital assets, operational resilience, post-Brexit financial regulatory policy, and sanctions.
Mr. Swinehart also chaired bilateral forums, including with the UK, EU, and India, and led on US-China financial sector issues. He also led Treasury’s work on the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group. In addition, Mr. Swinehart chaired the G7 and FSB work on cross-border data flows in financial services and represented Treasury in G7 and FSB groups on digital assets, climate-related financial risk, non-bank financial intermediation, resolution, operational resilience, and international standards implementation.
From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Swinehart was the Senior Counsel for International Trade and Financial Regulatory Policy and led negotiations on financial services and currency and exchange rate matters, including in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the US-China Phase One Trade Agreement. He joined Treasury as the attorney responsible for international trade and investment policy in 2014.
Before joining Treasury, Mr. Swinehart was a litigation, regulatory, and international arbitration associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC and a financial institutions and litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.
Mr. Swinehart received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (with honors, Order of the Coif) and a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University (magna cum laude).