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Sep
7
Thu
Early Warning Systems @ House of Finance, Goethe University
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Early Warning Systems @ House of Finance, Goethe University | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany

Course Instructors: Gianni De Nicolò (FBF and IMF), Fabio Canova (FBF and BI Norwegian Business School), Manfred Kremer (ECB)
Area: Financial Stability and Regulation
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Introduction to tail risk measures; VaR and CoVaR
  • Expected Systemic shortfall (SES) and other risk measures
  • Logit and Receiving operation characteristic (ROC) models
  • Networks, connectedness, and risk interdependences

This course is targeted at Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, Research department of private banks, and EU officials. Participants are expected to have a degree in Economics and to be proficient in mathematics, statistics and macro-modelling.

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Sep
21
Thu
Online Seminar – Ending Too-Big-to-Fail: a Transatlantic Perspective @ FBF Online Platform
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION BY WILSON ERVIN

DOWNLOAD THE COMMENTARY NOTES BY PATRICK HONOHAN

This seminar discusses the key challenges underlying the 'too big to fail problem' and the development of modern resolution techniques in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis. In particular, focusing on the development of 'bail-in' as a new and more general schematic to address this challenge, and compare it to alternative techniques.

The second half of the presentation analyses the different approaches taken in various countries, focusing on the USA and the EU. While there are many similarities, where have they diverged and why?

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Speaker

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.

 

Commentator

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.

 

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
4
Wed
Online Seminar – Resolution Planning in Practice @ FBF Online Platform
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Resolution planning is at the heart of Europe’s new banking resolution regime and is a central power of resolution authorities. Yet, how resolution plans are prepared, discussed and implemented remains poorly understood, both in policy-making and in academic circles.

Against this background, this online seminar will provide a strategic overview of the essential and constitutive steps of the resolution planning process and will offer a solid understanding of new fundamental notions which are too often taken for granted such as for example the ‘preferred resolution strategy’, ‘critical functions’, ‘resolution tools’ and the ‘resolvability assessment’.

More specifically, the seminar will address the following questions: what are the steps the Single Resolution Board (SRB) takes in developing resolution plans? How are the critical functions identified? What are the key elements of the resolvability assessment?

 

Speakers

Mauro Grande (Member of the Single Resolution Board)

Mauro Grande is a member of the Single Resolution Board (SRB) as Director of Strategy and Policy Coordination. He is in charge of resolution strategy and cooperation which cover a range of cross-cutting issues relating to the core resolution activities as well as the interplay with relevant stakeholders. In that capacity, he chairs the SRB Committee on Cooperation between the SRB and the NRAs. Previously, he was Adviser to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2012 until 2015. After obtaining a degree in economics, Mr Grande started his professional career in finance and banking. From 1983 to 1990, he worked for the Banca d’Italia and was seconded to the European Commission and then to the European Monetary Institute. He has worked for the ECB in the area of prudential supervision and financial stability as Head of Division, Director and then Director General, participating in international (Financial Stability Board, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) and EU (Financial Services Committee, European Banking Authority) bodies.

 

Sophie Steins Bisschop (Single Resolution Board, Directorate for Resolution Strategy, Processes and Methodology)

Sophie Steins Bisschop is working for SRB Directorate A, responsible for resolution strategy and methodology. She is co-responsible for designing SRB Methodologies on Critical Functions and the Public Interest Assessment. In parallel, she has supported resolution units in drafting resolution plans. Prior to joining SRB, Sophie worked at De Nederlandsche Bank, both in supervision and financial stability. Sophie holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degrees in Finance and Journalism.

 

 

 


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
Mon
Bank Regulation and Systemic Risk @ Teatro, Badia Fiesolana
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
Bank Regulation and Systemic Risk @ Teatro, Badia Fiesolana | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Jean Charles Rochet (University of Zurich)
Area: Financial Stability and Regulation
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • The objectives of prudential regulations
  • Capital regulation for banks: static and dynamic models
  • Bank runs and the Lender of Last Resort
  • Systemic risk and contagion
  • Bank resolution and Total Loss Absorbing Capacity

This course is targeted at Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, Research departments of private banks, and EU officials. Participants are expected to be familiar with basic banking and finance models and to have some understanding of dynamic optimization and of basic simulation techniques.

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Oct
30
Mon
Regulation of Shadow Banks @ University of Amsterdam
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Regulation of Shadow Banks @ University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Course Instructors: Enrico Perotti, Bart Joosen and Roger Laeven (University of Amsterdam); Iman van Lelyveld (Free University of Amsterdam and DNB)
Area: Financial Stability and Regulation
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Financial and prudential aspects, with some attention to its legal underpinnings.
  • Shadow banking understood as a financial segment that expands and contracts credit outside the regulatory perimeter.
  • Key elements of shadow banking regulation as well as emerging issues related to their relevance for macro-prudential policy.
  • European (as well as some US) legislation on insurance companies, money mutual funds and central clearing platforms for derivatives.
  • Review of typical shadow banking funding and lending strategies such as secured credit and security lending.

This course is targeted at Financial Stability officers, Research department officers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Assistant Professors, Research department of private banks, EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials. Participants are expected to have a degree in Social Sciences and to have a general command of EU financial regulation.

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Nov
10
Fri
Online Seminar – The Future of the Banking Union @ FBF Online Platform
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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Participation free – registration mandatory

This online seminar aims at giving a better understanding of the way the Banking Union is evolving and the ways it should develop in the coming year to be better equipped to cope with future risks. As presented in the recently published European Commission Communication on “Completing the Banking Union”, the seminar will therefore describe and discuss the measures to be adopted to complete the Banking Union and to make the European banking sector more resilient. After a brief introduction on the broader context in which the recent Commission Communication was conceived, speakers will then focus on the three main aspects addressed by the Commission Communication, namely:
  • The new ideas put forward by the Communication to set up a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) in relation to the system proposed with the legislative proposal of 2015;
  • Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) in the European banking sector and the measures announced by the Communication to tackle such issue;
  • The characteristics of Sovereign-Bonds Backed Securities (SBBSs) and their potential usefulness in contributing to the diversification of financial institutions’ portfolios of sovereign bonds.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive Questions and Answers session.
 

Speakers

Mario Nava (Director, Financial System Surveillance and Crisis Management, DG FISMA, European Commission)

Mario Nava holds a first degree in economics from Bocconi University (1989), an MA from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1992) and a PhD in Public Finance from the London School of Economics (1996). As of May 2016, he is Director of the ‘Financial system surveillance and crisis management’ directorate in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union DG (formerly the Internal Markets and Services DG) of the European Commission. He was previously Director of the ‘Regulation and prudential supervision of financial institutions’ directorate. Prior to that, from April 2011, he held the position of Acting Director. From November 2009 until September 2013, he was Head of the ‘Banking and Financial Conglomerates’ unit. Previously, he the Head of the ‘Financial Markets Infrastructure’ Unit. a member of the Group of Policy Advisers of the EU Commission President, Prof. Romano Prodi, and a member of the Cabinet of the Competition Commissioner, Prof. Mario Monti (2000-2001). Alongside his work at the Commission he is active in research and teaching.

       Giulia Bertezzolo (Policy officer, DG FISMA, European Commission)

Giulia Bertezzolo currently works as policy officer working on banking resolution and crisis management at the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and had previously worked on banking regulation and supervision. Among other tasks, Ms Bertezzolo led the work streams on the completion of Banking Union, on additional capital requirements (Pillar 2) and on proportionality of banking regulation. She also represented the Commission in European and international fora. She joined the European Commission in 2011, after having worked in Rome and Verona as attorney specialized in EU and administrative law and as a lecturer at the University of Trento School of Law. She holds a law degree and a PhD in EU and Comparative Administrative Law from the University of Trento, and in 2008 concluded a post-doctoral program on financial regulation at the Jean Monnet Centre of the New York University and she was awarded the best-PhD thesis prize by Istituto di ricerche sulla Pubblica amministrazione (IRPA). She published many essays and articles on EU and international law issues, including on banking regulation and supervision.

       Markus Aspegren (Economist, DG FISMA, European Commission)

Markus Aspegren is an Economist at the European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He currently works on financial stability issues where he, among other tasks, focuses on the coordination of the Commission’s efforts to tackle non-performing loans. He joined the European Commission in 2012, after having served as Portfolio Manager at BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking, as well as Risk and Solvency Manager in the CFO-office of BNP Paribas Fortis. Prior to this he was an Economist and Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Enterprise in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds an MBA from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium and a Master of Science in Macroeconomics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

       Davide Lombardo (Senior Economist, DG FISMA, European Commission)

Davide Lombardo is a senior economist with the EU/Euro Area Financial Sector Unit of the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission. Currently he is in particular co-leading a work stream on the regulatory treatment of so-called Sovereign Bond-Backed Securities (SBBS). He joined the European Commission in 2016, after working for 15 years at the International Monetary Fund, including on several IMF Programs. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Stanford (2001), with specialization in finance and international economics.

       

Scientific Advisor

Emiliano Tornese, Deputy Head, Resolution and Crisis Management, European Commission
 

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
22
Wed
The Law, Economics and Practice of EU Banking Resolution @ European University Institute
Nov 22 – Nov 25 all-day
The Law, Economics and Practice of EU Banking Resolution @ European University Institute | San Domenico, Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Joint Autumn School of the Florence School of Banking & Finance and the School of Transnational Governance

Course Director: Bart Joosen (VU University, Amsterdam)
Instructors: Boudewijn Berger (ABN AMRO); Stefano Cappiello (SRB); Bart Joosen (VU University, Amsterdam); Andrea Resti (Bocconi University); Emiliano Tornese (DG Fisma, EC); Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

The joint FBF-STG Autumn School seeks to intensify and strengthen knowledge on the part of public authorities, practitioners and academics as well as foster an in-depth dialogue on the merits and challenges in the implementation of the new EU resolution framework.

The learning objectives of this course are to:

  • 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 CreditorWorse 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 (European Commission, European Central Bank/Single Supervisory Mechanism, European Systemic Risk Board, Single Resolution Board, European Banking Authority, European Stability Mechanism); policy-makers and experts from National Finance Ministries, National Central Banks, National Resolution Authorities and officials from Foreign Affairs Ministries; private lawyers and private banking practitioners; Ph.D. researchers and post-doc researchers.

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Nov
27
Mon
Central Banking in Europe Today: Over-Mighty or Under-Powered? @ Villa La Fonte, EUI
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

RECORDING OF THE EVENT


Agenda

16:30 | Introduction by Vincenzo Grassi, EUI Secretary General and Brigid Laffan, RSCAS EUI

16:50 | Introduction by Andrea Simoncini, UNIFI and Fondazione CR Firenze

17:00 | Lecture by Patrick Honohan “Central Banking in Europe today: Over-mighty or Under-powered”

17:45 | Q&A, moderated by Giorgia Giovannetti, UNIFI and EUI

18:30 | Reception for all participants

 


Abstract

The ECB and other European Central Banks have never looked so powerful. They have driven interest rates below zero and purchased trillions of euros of government and other bonds. They have become more active in bank supervision – a function now also centralised for the euro zone in the ECB. Moreover, a much broader toolkit than used in past decades is being energetically employed. Having tested the limits of their mandates, the ECB and other European Central Banks are now unlikely to return to the light touch policy of the 1990s. However, some puzzles remain:

  • Why is inflation in the euro area – the main statutory objective of the ECB – still below target?
  • Why were these tools not employed earlier in the crisis?
  • Is there more that could be done now, such as “helicopter money”; and if so, should it be used?

This lecture will explain how the crisis has gradually drawn the ECB into policy areas and instruments for which its mandate is less explicit, though no less real. The Frankfurt-based Bank has, in the past ten years, changed more than most central banks. Like other major central banks, it has had to innovate in response to developments in globalization, in commodity price fluctuations and in unusually large fiscal deviations. But in doing so the ECB has been faced with unique challenges of political legitimacy as well as of economic analysis in the multi-country currency union.

 


Speaker

Patrick Honohan
Honorary Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin; Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland

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.

 
Feb
12
Mon
Financial Stability and Regulation: Basic Concepts and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
Financial Stability and Regulation: Basic Concepts and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Gianni De Nicolò (FBF and International Monetary Fund)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Key measures of bank risk
  • Individual and aggregate financial soundness indicators of banking system market, credit, and liquidity risks;
  • Design and interpretation of stress tests and their role in managing and mitigating risk exposures;
  • The bank regulatory framework with respect to capital and liquidity;
  • Public intervention and role of central banks

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, accountants, private sector economists, law firms and practitioners.

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Mar
19
Mon
Financial Frictions and Macroprudential Policies @ EUI Premises, Florence
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day
Financial Frictions and Macroprudential Policies @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Rationale for macroprudential policy;
  • DSGE models with a financial sector;
  • Interactions between the real and the financial sectors;
  • Financial accelerator, booms and busts.

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists.

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