Michael Schetzel

Senior Vice President and Head of International Affairs of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Michael Schetzel is a senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Head of the International Affairs & Strategy Function of the Bank’s Executive Group.

Mr. Schetzel began his career at the New York Fed in 1996 as a bank examiner and then joined the Markets Group. While in the Markets Group, he spent two years on secondment to the Bank of England, where he worked in foreign reserves management, and was later appointed as officer in charge of the New York Fed’s Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Desk. In 2006, Mr. Schetzel left the Bank to join Bridgewater Associates, a large money management firm, where he contributed to the setting of the firm’s global macro outlook.

Mr. Schetzel returned to the Bank in 2007 as an assistant vice president in the Markets Group, where he was appointed chief of staff in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed a vice president and deputy chief of staff in the Bank’s Executive Office, where he later became chief of staff, directly supporting the president of the Bank. Mr. Schetzel left the Bank in 2012, returning in June 2013 as a vice president in the Emerging Markets & International Affairs Group, the Integrated Policy Analysis Group, and most recently the Executive Group in 2016.

Mr. Schetzel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.