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Mehdi Beyhaghi

Mehdi Beyhaghi is a senior financial economist in the Supervision, Regulation and Credit department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. His responsibilities include supervisory model development and validation, evaluation of large banking holding companies’ capital plans with a focus on their wholesale credit risk portfolio, participation in Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) exercises and conducting analytics projects in areas of bank supervision and credit risk management.

In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, he studies and conducts research on financial intermediation, monetary policy, and corporate finance. His work has been published in several economics and finance journals and has received awards including Financial Management Association’s Best Paper Award in Risk Management and the Society of Financial Studies’ RAPS Rising Scholar Award.

Beyhaghi is also a leader in the Federal Reserve’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. Currently he is the chairperson of Global Connections Employee Resource Network at the Richmond Fed.

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Mehdi Beyhaghi (704) 358-2155