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Washington, D.C.  – UNC Center for Community Capital researcher Kim Manturuk will join other experts speaking on research and data collection issues at the first-ever convening on financial capability hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Financial Empowerment Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

The two-day, invitation-only event will bring together 125 practitioners, foundations, financial institutions, government agencies, researchers and policy advocates who are working to improve financial capability for American consumers. The event seeks to enhance collaboration, cross-fertilize ideas and highlight promising practices and products that promote financial stability, capability and access.

Manturuk is senior research associate in financial services for the UNC Center for Community Capital. She leads a research and policy team that works to understand what products, services and conditions promote and inhibit wealth creation and economic mobility among low-wealth families and communities.

Consumer financial services is a key area of expertise and research for the UNC Center for Community Capital, the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center offers data and analysis that helps policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people more effectively. For more information, visit or call (919) 843-2140.

Topics(s): Financial Capability, Financial Inclusion
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