Nicole Valentine is the MI Finance FinTech Director at the the Milken Institute with over a decade of financial services, international Mergers & Acquisitions, technology, and innovation experience. As the FinTech Director, Nicole explores market innovation and developments, analyzes alternative regulatory approaches, and offers policy recommendations to facilitate FinTech’s responsible development. Her work engages and educates policymakers and stakeholders to improve access to capital, financial inclusion, transparency, and compliance. In 2023, Nicole was appointed to become a member of the CFTC GMAC (Global Markets Advisory Committee) Digital Assets Market Subcommittee. Nicole’s thought leadership on digital assets, Web3, FinTech, AI, the metaverse, and the future of finance is also frequently featured in news publications, including CNBC, Forbes, USA Today, Worth, FinTech Times, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, CQ Roll Call, E-Crypto News, Miami Herald, and Protocol Braintrust (Politico). She weighs in on topics that include Digital Assets legislation and regulation, financial inclusion and fluency, innovative technology, and crypto’s cultural relevance in society.
Centers and Practice Areas
Extends the reach and impact of the Milken Institute to the Asia-Pacific region
Center for Financial Markets
Conducts research and constructs programs designed to facilitate smooth and efficient operation of financial markets
Center for the Future of Aging
Advances healthy longevity and financial security for all through high-impact policies, research, convenings, and multisector partnerships.
Center for Public Health
Develops research, programs, and initiatives designed to envision and activate sustainable solutions leading to better health for individuals and communities worldwide.
Center for Regional Economics and California Center
Analyzes the dynamics that drive job creation and promote industry expansion
Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Empowers philanthropists to effectively address some of the world's most urgent problems
Clears roadblocks that prevent medical breakthroughs from reaching patients sooner
Financial Innovations Labs
Addressing society's greatest challenges through a financial lens
Global Market Development
Working with government partners in emerging and developing economies to build strong, domestic financial markets.
Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Anyone with a dream should have the opportunity to make it come true—through determination and an economic system that works for all
Addressing global policy issues on Health Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economics
Research and Analysis
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Government and Policy Engagement
Collaborating across all levels of government to advance finance and health policy priorities that address global challenges.
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