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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

Participation free, registration mandatory

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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
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
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
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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Nov
20
Wed
Autumn School on FinTech @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 20 – Nov 22 all-day

Course dates: 20-22 November 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Director: Philipp Paech (London School of Economics)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

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

Detailed information on the course will be available shortly

Nov
27
Wed
Forecasting for Banking Using Time Series Methods @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

Course dates: 27-29 November 2019

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)

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
3
Mon
Bank Regulation and Systemic Risk @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Course dates: 3-5 February 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Geneva), Bruno Maria Parigi (University of Padova)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Target: Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Assistant Professors, Research departments of private banks, EU officials.

Detailed information on the course will be available shortly