Laurent Lhériau holds a PhD in Law and is a specialist in financial regulation. For 16 years, he has been participating in most of the research to prepare inclusive finance regulations in French-speaking countries, on behalf of supervisors or development agencies. He advises supervisors and financial institutions on topics related to inclusive finance (microfinance, remote banking & mobile banking), AML/CFT, consumer protection, and the supervision of market practices. He is the author of a Microfinance Regulation Handbook (AFD, 2nd edition in 2009, 3rd edition forthcoming in 2015) and about fifteen articles, mainly published in the journal “Techniques Financières & Développement”. He lectures for a Master’s program at the University of Lorraine and Protestant University in Congo (Kinshasa), as well as for a “Boulder” Microfinance Training Program.
2 published articles
To adapt to the advent of new players in the field of financial inclusion (limited companies, mobile phone operators…), regulators have had to change their approach to the legislation and supervision of microfinance.
As bankrupcies are more and more frequent, the microfinance sector needs to be regulated in order to protect its clients’ interests. Laurent Lhériau gives a few recommendations for an efficient regulation in microfinance.