Analyst – ASEAN
Asia Program Coordinator
Linda True is an analyst and the Asia Program Coordinator in the Country Analysis Unit within the Division of Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. As the Asia Program Coordinator, she manages activities that facilitate the exchange of ideas on Asian and global banking and financial issues, most notably the Symposium on Asian Banking and Finance and the Asian Regulator Training Program.
In her capacity as an analyst, she researches Asian financial and economic issues and produces analyses of Asian foreign banking organizations. In addition, she monitors financial, regulatory, and economic developments in Asia, with a focus on Southeast Asia. Her research interests include financial sector development and regional integration.
Prior to joining the FRBSF, Ms. True was an international trade analyst in Bangkok with White & Case LLP and Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd. covering Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese economic policies and Asian regional economic developments, and working on trade remedy cases in Asia. She was formerly an assistant auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. True received her Master of Arts in International Relations concentrating in International Economics, Southeast Asian Studies, and Asian International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in 2004. She also completed her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance from Thammasat University’s BBA International Program in 1999.