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Aug
27
Tue
Online seminar – The Digitalization of Money @ FBF Online Platform
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Digitalization has changed everything in our lives: how we communicate, organize, interact, move, and trade. Increasingly, it is also changing how we pay, and potentially how we count, transfer and store value. In short, digitalization is changing money—certainly in its role as a medium of exchange and maybe as a store of value and unit of account as well.

Despite electronic money (e-money) first appeared more than twenty years ago, their exchanges represent today still a small fraction of total financial movements. This is now changing fast, as mobile technology and the internet are joining forces to produce a silent revolution in payments. New forms of money are emerging while digital networks and platforms have the potential to transform and disrupt financial intermediation more broadly.

In this online seminar, Jean-Pierre Landau (Harvard Kennedy School and SciencesPo) will discuss the future of money, in light of these evolutions. His presentation will also examine how digitalization will (1) increase the potential for currency competition (2) change the architecture of domestic and international monetary systems and (3) may affect the respective role of public and private money. Dr. Landau will make a strong case for central banks to consider issuing their own digital currencies (CBDCs) as a way to protect the role of public money in a digitalized environment.

The presentation will be closed by a live Q&A session with the audience.


 

Speaker

Jean-Pierre Landau (Harvard Kennedy School and SciencesPo)
Jean-Pierre Landau is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Associate Professor of Economics at SciencesPo (Paris). He has worked in the French Government for most of his career. He served as Deputy Governor of the Banque de France (2006-2011), Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Washington) as well as Undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance. He has been Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School) and Visiting professor at SAIS (John Hopkins – Washington DC). He also was Dean of the School of Public Affairs at SciencesPo in 2014-2015.

 

 


 

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Sep
3
Tue
Online seminar – Financial Stability and Insurance Markets @ FBF Online Platform
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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As is well established, financial institutions can create or amplify systemic risk. In this online seminar, Dimitris Zafeiris (Head of the Risks and Financial Stability Department at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority – EIOPA) and Francesco Mazzaferro (Head of the Secretariat at the European Systemic Risk Board – ESRB) will guide us through the sources of systemic risk in insurance and will spell out that two types of systemic risk can be distinguished.

The first type of systemic risk is contagion (both direct and indirect). The second type is the systematic withdrawal or failure of insurance services, which could lead to a systemic disruption. Zafeiris and Mazzaferro will thus argue that a macroprudential approach should address systemic risk and supplement the microprudential supervisory framework for insurers (Solvency II).

This online seminar will also highlight that the lack of harmonisation in the field of recovery and resolution of insurers makes cross-border cooperation and coordination more difficult. For the orderly resolution of insurers, a harmonised and comprehensive recovery and resolution framework is essential to better protecting policyholders as well as maintaining financial stability. Finally, Zafeiris and Mazzaferro will argue that European policyholders should be adequately and – to a minimum – evenly protected in the event of insurance failures. This could be achieved by harmonising the national insurance guarantee schemes in the EU.


 

Speakers

Francesco Mazzaferro (Head of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board – ESRB)
Francesco Mazzaferro has been the Head of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) since January 2011. He began his career in financial research in the Research Department of the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino (today part of Intesa Sanpaolo) in Turin, Italy, in 1987. Francesco joined the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, in 1992, starting his international career in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where his work focused on the European Currency Unit and preparations for the introduction of the single currency. In 1995 he joined the European Monetary Institute – which later became the European Central Bank – in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as the Officer of Policy Planning. In 1998 he became the Senior European Relations Officer in the European Relations Division. From 2000 he worked as Principal in the EU Neighbouring Regions Division, becoming the Head of Division in 2003.

 


Dimitris Zafeiris (Head of the Risks and Financial Stability Department, EIOPA)
Dimitris Zafeiris is Head of the Risks and Financial Stability Department at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). He is responsible for EIOPA’s activities in the areas of financial stability, crisis management and studies and statistics.Before joining EIOPA, Dimitris ran the risk management unit in a commercial bank where he was responsible for the management of projects such as the implementation of Basel II and external asset quality reviews. Prior to this, Dimitris held roles as investment director, portfolio manager and analyst in a number of firms in the asset management industry. Dimitris holds a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

 

 


 

Technical disclaimer The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.
Sep
18
Wed
Online seminar – The Investment Bank of the Future: Trends in Technology and Innovation @ FBF Online Platform
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


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Technology is the most powerful lever banks have for addressing challenges and delivering future opportunities. Four key emerging technologies have the potential to transform banks and the industry ecosystem. These are data analytics, cloud, artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers.

This presentation outlines the key market challenges that banks are facing; an overview of the emerging technologies that have the potential to transform banks and the industry; the impact this will have on the business model and operating model of banks; the impact on the industry ecosystem including regulators; and key considerations for banks and regulators to prepare for these impacts.

The presentation will be based on the joint AFME-PwC report ‘Technology and Innovation in Europe’s Capital Markets’.

 

Speakers

Shabdeep Mann
Shabdeep is a Director in PwC’s Technology Consulting practice. He leads the Banking & Capital Markets Data & Analytics capability in the UK. He has extensive experience of data transformation and technology enabled transformation having delivered strategies and complex programmes at major financial services institutions.

 



Tom Fish
Tom is a Director in PwC’s Technology Consulting practice. Tom has led multiple Risk and Finance data and regulatory programmes and has extensive experience of Risk technology in Banking & Capital Markets. He has extensive experience of the regulatory landscape and regulatory expectations, having worked with regulators in the UK and Europe.

 

 


 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.
Sep
23
Mon
Macro-Prudential Policy: A Quantitative Approach @ EUI Premises, Florence
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day

Course dates: 23-25 September 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: Enrique G. Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Target: Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, research department of private banks, EU officials.

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Oct
2
Wed
Online seminar – Fighting the Next Financial Crisis @ FBF Online Platform
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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What lessons should policymakers learn from our experience in the global financial crisis? In this online seminar, Professor Andrew Metrick (Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management at the Yale School of Management and the Director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability) will discuss the results so far from a major research project at Yale University to synthesize those lessons and make the results available to future crisis-fighters.

Yale’s “The New Bagehot Project” was launched in 2017 to expand knowledge on the “wartime” policies, designed to fight crises in progress. In fact, during the Global Financial Crisis, nations around the world had attempted hundreds of crisis interventions, only a fraction of which had been studied by researchers. Going back further in time, most research on past crises focused on macroeconomic issues, with much less attention paid to the mechanics of crisis-fighting tools. The project aims to expand the crisis-fighting playbook through detailed case studies of specific interventions, synthesizing these case studies into best practices, and then presenting this synthesis across a variety of media.

The presentation will be followed by a comment by Professor Loriana Pelizzon (SAFE Goethe University Frankfurt and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and closed by a Q&A session with the audience.

 

Speaker

Andrew Metrick
Andrew Metrick is the Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1994, and a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Yale in 1989. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2008, he held positions in the finance department at Wharton and the economics department at Harvard. In academic year 2009-10, he was on leave at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. Upon returning to Yale, he served as the Deputy Dean of SOM from 2010 to 2016. Professor Metrick’s current research and teaching is focused on financial stability, including the regulation of systemic risk, the activities of complex financial institutions, and the causes and consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-9. His past work has been in financial intermediation more generally, with a focus on investment management and corporate governance. 

Commentator

Loriana Pelizzon
Loriana Pelizzon is the Program Director of the Research Centre SAFE Systemic Risk Lab and SAFE Full Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, Chair of Law and Finance. She is also part-time Full Professor of Economics at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan. She was recently Visiting Associate Professor at MIT Sloan and NYU Stern. Her research interests are on risk measurement and management, asset allocation and household portfolios, hedge funds, financial institutions, systemic risk and financial crisis. Loriana is a member of the ESRB Advisory Board, a member of an expert panel on banking supervision for the European Parliament and an external expert for the EU commission on digital currency and blockchain technology. Furthermore, she has been involved in NBER and FDIC projects as well as in EU, Europlace, Eurofidai and Inquire Europe projects. Her publications include: “Sovereign Credit Risk, Liquidity and ECB Intervention: Deux ex Machina?, (Journal of Financial Economics) with M. Subrahmanyam, J. Uno and D. Tomio, “Mutual Excitation in Eurozone Sovereign CDS” (Journal of Econometrics) with Y. Ait-Sahalia and R. Laeven and “Econometric Measures of Systemic Risk in Finance and Insurance sectors” (Journal of Financial Economics), with M. Billio, M. Getmansky and A. Lo.

 


 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.
Oct
9
Wed
Valuation in Derivative Markets @ EUI Premises, Florence
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day

Course dates: 9-11 October 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors:Robert McDonald (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University), Fabrizio Planta (European Securities and Markets Authority)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

Target: EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists.

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Oct
17
Thu
Prudential Risks and Policies in the European Insurance Sector @ EUI Premises, Florence
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Prudential Risks and Policies in the European Insurance Sector @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy
Course dates: 17-18 October 2019 Place: EUI Premises, Florence Course Instructors: Yildiz Ekinci (EIOPA), Camille Graciani (ESRB), Dieter Hendrickx (National Bank of Belgium), Petr Jakubik (EIOPA), Francesco Mazzaferro (ESRB), Matteo Sottocornola (EIOPA), Olaf Weeken (ESRB), Dimitris Zafeiris (EIOPA) Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy Level: Introductory/Intermediate Target: Officers from EU and international institutions, from national supervisory authorities (prudential and conduct authorities) and from macroprudential authorities, advisers of EU and national policy makers, central bank economists, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, members of policy institutes such as ‘think tanks’, actuaries and employees of insurance and reinsurance undertakings working in a research, economic, risks or regulatory affairs department, economic journalists and financial analysts.

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Oct
24
Thu
Online seminar – Artificial Intelligence and Systemic Risk @ FBF Online Platform
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing how the financial system is operated, taking over core functions because of cost savings and operational efficiencies. AI will assist both risk managers and microprudential authorities. By the same token AI has also the potential to destabilise the financial system, creating new tail risks and amplifying existing ones due to procyclicality, endogenous complexity, optimisation against the system and the need to trust the AI engine.

In this online seminar, Professor Jón Daníelsson, Director of the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics, will discuss this topic on the basis of the most recent results of his research, published in a paper in June 2019. The presentation will be followed by the intervention of a discussant and a Q&A session with the public.

 

Speaker

Jón Daníelsson
Jón Daníelsson is director of the ESRC funded Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics. He received his PhD in economics, where his dissertation focussed on stochastic volatility. His research interests include systemic risk, financial risk forecasting and financial regulations. Jón has written two books, Financial Risk Forecasting and Global Financial Systems: Stability and Risk and published a number of articles in leading academic journals.

 

 


 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.
Oct
28
Mon
Climate Change Risks Hidden Within Financial Institutions’ Balance Sheets @ EUI Premises, Florence
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

Course co-organised with Oliver Wyman.

Quantitative

 Course dates: 28-30 October 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

 Course Instructors: Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich), Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman), Christopher Johnstone (Oliver Wyman), Ilya Khaykin (Oliver Wyman), Alban Pyanet (Oliver Wman), Practicioners in the public and private sector

 Area: Risk Management

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

Target: EU officials, EBA, ESRB, SRB, National Supervisory Authorities, Financial stability and research departments of central banks, Financial institutions professionals, Lawyers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers.

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Nov
4
Mon
Own Funds, MREL and TLAC: Interplay and Impact on Banking Business Models @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day
Own Funds, MREL and TLAC: Interplay and Impact on Banking Business Models @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course dates: 4-6 November 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich), Charles Cannone (EBA), Guillaume Adamczyk (SRB)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Intermediate

Target: EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists.

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