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Sep
27
Thu
Liquidity Regulation: Concepts, Methods and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
Liquidity Regulation: Concepts, Methods and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Bart Joosen (VU University), Stefano Cappiello (FBF), Jean-Jacques Van Helten (Visiting fellow, RSCAS; formerly Bank of Montreal)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio’s in the European Capital Requirements Regulation framework
  • Definition of High Quality Liquid Assets, the changing definition of safe assets and the forthcoming Simple Transparent and Standardised Securitisations
  • Stress testing, survival period and measurement of resilience against liquidity shocks
  • Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment (ILAAP), Risks not included in LCR
  • Relationship with recovery and resolution frameworks, importance of liquidity constraints for the definition of “failing or likely to fail”

This course is targeted at EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), Senior Policy Officers of Prudential Supervisors/National Central Banks, In-house Legal Counsels, External Lawyers, Treasurers with Banks, Senior Legal Officers, Funding Strategists.

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Oct
9
Tue
Online seminar – Sustainable Finance: Rationale and Building Blocks @ FBF Online Platform
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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By adopting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, governments from around the world chose a more sustainable path for our planet and our economy. The UN 2030 Agenda has at its core 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the next 15 years, these goals will guide us in preparing for a future that ensures stability, a healthy planet, fair, inclusive and resilient societies and prosperous economies. The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015 by 195 countries, is the first-ever universal, global climate deal to adapt and build resilience to climate change and to limit global warming to well below 2°C. Sustainability and the transition to a low-carbon, more resource-efficient and circular economy are key in ensuring long-term competitiveness of the EU economy. The financial system has a key role to play here. The financial system is being reformed to address the lessons of the financial crisis, and in this context it can be part of the solution towards a greener and more sustainable economy. Reorienting private capital to more sustainable investments requires a comprehensive shift in how the financial system works. This is necessary if the EU is to develop more sustainable economic growth, ensure the stability of the financial system, and foster more transparency and long-termism in the economy. Such thinking is also at the core of the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project. The seminar will first present the recent Sustainable Finance Action Plan and will then focus on the key building blocks to define what sustainable economic activities are.


 

Speakers

Ugo Bassi (Director of Financial Markets in the European Commission’s DG FISMA)

Ugo Bassi is Director of Financial Markets in the European Commission’s DG FISMA (Financial services). Among other high priority files, he manages the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a key priority and catalyst for further financial integration in Europe. In that framework, he is responsible for the Sustainable Finance workstream and hence for the implementation of the Action Plan adopted on 8 March 2018. In addition, he deals with specific financial markets legislation including MiFID/R (Directive and Regulation on Financial Instruments); EMIR (Regulation on Derivatives); CCPs (recovery and resolution); MAD/R (Market Abuse Directive and Regulation); Asset Management including AIFMD, UCITS and EUVECA. From 2012 Ugo Bassi has worked as Director, in charge of coordination of legal matters and economic analysis within DG FISMA. He also managed specific topics such as the Accounting Directive and related issues, Company Reporting, Audit and Credit rating agencies. Moreover, he has worked to eliminate barriers to capital flows as well as enforcement of all financial services legislation. Between 2006 and 2012, he has held various management positions and was involved in negotiations on some key files in response to the financial crisis, prior to which he worked in public procurement, including the successful adoption of the Defence Procurement Directive. A lawyer by profession, Ugo Bassi worked as “referendaire” in the Court of Justice before joining the European Commission and he has worked in private sector law firms before taking up service within the European Institutions.

 

Juri Mara (Financial Economist Officer, European Commission, DG FISMA)

Juri Mara (Italy, 1980) holds a master’s degree in engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy, 2004), a master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the MIB School of Management (Italy, 2005) and is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) chart-holder since 2013. He joined the European Commission DG FISMA in 2015 and has worked on important policy files like the Call for Evidence and more recently Sustainable Finance. Before this appointment he has worked for 10 years in the financial sector in France and Belgium including public and private banks, insurance company and credit rating agency.

     

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
17
Wed
Macroprudential Policy Implementation in Europe @ EUI Premises, Florence
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
Macroprudential Policy Implementation in Europe @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Senior staff members from the ESRB Secretariat and the ECB
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Macroprudential policy framework, objectives and instruments
  • Implementation challenges (e.g. calibration, cross-border effects, leakages, transmission)
  • The use of capital-based instruments (e.g. countercyclical capital buffer, structural buffers, risk weights)
  • The use of asset-based instruments, in particular for the real estate sector
  • The use of liquidity instruments (e.g. liquidity coverage requirements. net stable funding ratio, loan-to-deposit ratio)
  • Macroprudential policy beyond banking

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, post-doc researchers; assistant professors; private sector economists.

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Oct
25
Thu
Online seminar – Banking on Bail-in @ FBF Online Platform
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Download the slides presented by Stefano Cappiello

We are now 10 years after the seminal Lehman event, which was followed rapidly by other failures, bailouts and ‘shotgun’ marriages of the Great Financial Crisis. With hindsight, have we built effective solutions to the issues of bank failures and systemic risk? The discussion will explore what’s in place today – both on a conceptual policy level, and whether those solutions pass a credibility test for effectiveness now. Finally, it will explore the remaining issues – the ‘to do’ list – and ask what are the key policy risks, and how we can address them. The online seminar will look at cross-border issues – both international and intra EU – and will spend some time on the relationship between bail-in and the Banking Union.


 

Speakers

Wilson Ervin (Vice Chairman, Group Executive Office, Credit Suisse Group AG – New York)

Wilson Ervin is a Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse in the group executive office. He works on a variety of strategic projects, especially policy reforms related to bank capital and ending “too-big-to-fail”. He also chairs the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation, the Impact Investment Advisory Council, and the Partner Asset Facility. Prior to his current role, Mr. Ervin was the Chief Risk Officer of Credit Suisse, a member of the Executive Board, and chair of the Capital Allocation and Risk Management Committee. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Ervin worked at Credit Suisse Financial Products, where he headed new product development. Before 1990, he held various roles in capital markets (both fixed income & equity), Australia investment banking, and the Mergers & Acquisitions group. Mr. Ervin recently received the Risk Magazine “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his efforts to end “too big to fail”. He currently serves on the board of Worldwide Orphans (WWO), City Harvest, and the Corporate Partnerships Committee of the Environmental Defense Fund. Mr Ervin received his A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Princeton University. In early 2012 he wrote the seminal article on Bail-in published in the Economist and has been active on the topic since then.

 

Patrick Honohan (Honorary Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin; Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Patrick Honohan was Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from September 2009 to November 2015. He is an honorary professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC. Previously he spent twelve years on the staff of the World Bank where he was a Senior Advisor on financial sector issues. During the 1990s he was a Research Professor at Ireland’s Economic and Social Research Institute. In the 1980s he was Economic Advisor to the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Garret FitzGerald. He also spent earlier spells at the Central Bank of Ireland and at the International Monetary Fund. A graduate of University College Dublin, he received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1978. He has taught economics at the London School of Economics, at University College Dublin and as a visitor to the University of California San Diego and the Australian National University as well as at Trinity College Dublin. He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2002.

 

Stefano Cappiello (Deputy Director, Florence School of Banking and Finance)

Stefano Cappiello has been working in various national and international institutions as policy maker, regulator, and supervisor: from 2015 to 2018 he was Head of Unit at the Single Resolution Board, responsible for resolution plans and crisis management of Greek, Cypriot and two Global Systemically Important Banks, and member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Cross-border Crisis Management Group. Previously he worked for four years at the European Banking Authority (EBA) as Head of Unit for the recovery and resolution areas and from 2008 to 2011 at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finances as senior adviser for financial regulatory policies. From 1999 to 2008 he has been at the Bank of Italy, first as senior researcher at the Law and Economics Research Unit and then as senior officer at the Supervisory Regulation and Policies Department, covering acquisitions of qualified holdings and control in banks, banking corporate governance, own funds. His academic activity and publications focus on economic analysis of corporate, banking and financial law, and he is qualified as associate professor of “Diritto dell’Economia”, and of “Diritto Commerciale” in Italy; Master of Laws at the University of Chicago; PhD at the University of Viterbo; Global Fellow at the NYU Law School.

 

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.

Nov
5
Mon
Economic Forecasting for Banking @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Economic Forecasting for Banking @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • The main macroeconomic drivers of banking performance
  • Modelling economic variables using linear regression models
  • Using linear regression models for point, interval and density forecasting
  • Forecasting in time of crisis: how to detect and handle parameter instability
  • Forecasting in an evolving context: introducing dynamics in the linear models
  • Forecast evaluation, comparison and combination

This course is targeted at EBA, ESRB, SSM, SRB, EU Institutions, Financial Stability officers, Economics Departments And Forecasting Departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

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Nov
21
Wed
Autumn School – The Law, Economics and Practice of EU Banking Resolution @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Autumn School - The Law, Economics and Practice of EU Banking Resolution @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Directors: Stefano Cappiello (FBF), Bart Joosen (VU University, Amsterdam)
Course Instructors: Eleni Angelopoulou (ECB), Stefano Cappiello (FBF), Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich), Bart Joosen (VU University), Emiliano Tornese (DG Fisma, EC), Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate

Learning objectives:

  • Acquire the essentials of the new EU banking resolution regime – its rules and principles, actors and procedures
  • Understand and apply the key concepts of bank resolution (e.g. Resolution Tools, Resolution Objectives, Bail-In, No Creditor Worse Off in Liquidation, Minimum Requirements for Own
  • Funds and Eligible Liabilities, Total Loss Absorption Capacity)
  • Learn how to assess recovery plans in practice
  • Learn how to design and implement resolution plans in practice

This course is targeted at policy-makers and experts from European institutions and agencies, National Finance Ministries, National Central Banks, National Resolution Authorities; officials from Foreign Affairs Ministries; Private lawyers and private banking practitioners; PhD researchers and post-doc researchers.

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Dec
25
Tue
Annual Conference – European Financial Infrastructure in the Face of New Challenges @ EUI Premises, Florence
Dec 25 all-day

Scientific Organisers:

  • Franklin Allen, Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College
  • Elena Carletti, Bocconi University, BAFFI CAREFIN and European University Institute
  • Mitu Gulati, Duke University
  • Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
 

Europe’s financial infrastructure is experiencing deep challenges from both within and outside. From within, there is a need to deal effectively with sovereign risk in a way that ensures financial stability in both the short and the long run. From the outside, Europe needs to react to the risk of economic and financial fragmentation, ignited by populist and nationalist movements and a new unilateralism on the side of Europe’s traditional ally, the United States. The tensions ignited by this shift have so far been mostly limited to international trade, but they could also affect the payments system.

Against this background, the purpose of this conference will be to gain a better understanding of the internal and external disruptions that may be putting Europe’s financial system under stress and offer a way forward to address these challenges, in a dialogue between senior academics, policy-makers and private practitioners.

Specifically, the conference aims to (1) assess the challenges to Europe’s and the global payment systems in the context of rising US extra-territorial sanctions, (2) debate what steps could mitigate the costs of sovereign debt crises without raising sovereign yields or exacerbating liquidity risk in the short run, (3) ask whether Europe needs a safe asset that helps address challenges from both directions, and how this could be designed.

 
Jan
29
Tue
Anti Money Laundering @ EUI Premises, Florence
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
Course dates: 29-30 January 2019
Organisers
Florence School of Banking and Finance and Oliver Wyman
Place: EUI Premises, Florence
Course Instructors: Oliver Wyman instructors; Magda Bianco (Bank of Italy); Jonathan Overett Somnier (European Banking Authority); Eleni Tsingou (Copenhagen Business School); Additional senior experts from the private and public sector (TBC)
Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate
Target: Financial institutions professionals, Supervisory institutions, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers.

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Feb
4
Mon
Smart Data Analytics for Banking and Finance @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day

Course dates: 4-6 February 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: Wolfgang Karl Härdle (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Target: EBA, ESRB, SSM, SRB, EU Institutions, Financial Stability officers, Economics Departments And Forecasting Departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

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Feb
18
Mon
Securitisation: Regulation and Practice @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

Course dates: 18-20 February 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: William Perraudin (Risk Control Limited)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

Target: EBA, ESRB, SSM, SRB, EU Institutions, Financial Stability officers, Economics Departments And Forecasting Departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

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