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The podcasts of the Florence School of Banking and Finance are available here:

Podcast Square Mendoza

Podcast Square Mendoza

Prof. Enrique G. Mendoza ( Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Director, Penn Institute for Economic Research) illustrates how quantitative nonlinear models can be used to assess about financial regulation.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 September 2020 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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Agency problems under MiFID II/MiFIR - Veerle Colaert (KU Leuven)

Agency problems under MiFID II/MiFIR - Veerle Colaert (KU Leuven)

Prof. Veerle Colaert (Chair for financial law at KU Leuven University and co-director of the KU Leuven Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law)discusses some agency problems, including know-your-customer obligations, product governance and product intervention, in the light of the MiFID II/MiFIR and recent jurisprudence.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 19 June 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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MiFID II / MiFIR: Evolution and Revolution - Danny Busch and Matteo Gargantini

MiFID II / MiFIR: Evolution and Revolution - Danny Busch and Matteo Gargantini

Danny Busch (University of Nijmegen) and Matteo Gargantini (University of Utrecht) debate the main changes introduced by MiFID II/MiFIR, focusing on market integrity, the impact on investment firms, changes for trading venues, and the role of the private sector in enforcing the new rules.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 19 June 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Pursuing a Euro area safe asset - Michala Marcussen (Société Générale)

Pursuing a Euro area safe asset - Michala Marcussen (Société Générale)

Michala Marcussen (Group Chief Economist at Société Générale, heading the Economic and Sector Research in the Risk Division) outlines the benefits of having a safe asset for the euro area, providing an assessment of the main proposals which are currently being debated in the policy and academic circles.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Assessing Europe's Service Market - Vittorio Grilli (J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank)

Assessing Europe's Service Market - Vittorio Grilli (J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank)

Vittorio Grilli, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank EMEA, highlights the importance for Europe to develop its service market for competitiveness, discusses the opportunities and risks of FinTech, and assesses the capacity of the EU banking sector in facing crises.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 27 June 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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A Safe Asset for Europe - Gabriele Giudice (European Commission)

A Safe Asset for Europe - Gabriele Giudice (European Commission)

Gabriele Giudice (DG Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission) discusses the reasons why Europe should have a safe asset and how it should be structured.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The impact of Brexit on the EU financial industry - Jean-Jacques Van Helten (FBF, EUI)

The impact of Brexit on the EU financial industry - Jean-Jacques Van Helten (FBF, EUI)

Jean-Jacques van Helten (RSCAS Visiting Fellow, Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute and formerly Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, EMEA, Bank of Montreal) discusses the impact of Brexit on the geography of financial centres, on the policy of the EU-27, as well as on European business & economic growth.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 19 September 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union - Vítor Constâncio (formerly ECB)

Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union - Vítor Constâncio (formerly ECB)

Vítor Constâncio (former Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 1 June 2010 to May 2018) provides his views on the status of the reforms for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union, the EU policy toolkit in the event of a crisis, and the European Safe Asset.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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CCPs: risks and regulation - Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)

CCPs: risks and regulation - Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)

Thorsten Koeppl, Professor in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University in Canada, discusses the role of central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs in short) in managing counterparty risk financial transactions, highlighting in particular the regulatory challenges and risk management in light of upcoming technological evolution.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 22 May 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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NPLs in Europe: Evidence from Research - Helen Louri (Athens University of Economics and Business)

NPLs in Europe: Evidence from Research - Helen Louri (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Helen Louri (Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economic Science, Athens University of Economics and Business) gives an overview of the causes of the accomulation of NPLs in Euro area countries, on how bank consolidation and competition play a role, and shares her recent research findings.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 27 June 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Euro CACs and Sovereign Debt Crises - Giampaolo Galli (Observatory of Public Accounts)

Euro CACs and Sovereign Debt Crises - Giampaolo Galli (Observatory of Public Accounts)

Giampaolo Galli, Deputy Director of the Observatory of Public Accounts at the Catholic University of Milan and Senior Fellow at the Luiss School of European Political Economy, looks back at the recent experience with Euro CACs, six years after the inclusion of such clauses in all new bonds in the Eurozone, in the light the Greek experience and possible evolutions.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Liquidity, price discovery, and market design - Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris)

Liquidity, price discovery, and market design - Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris)

Thierry Foucault, HEC Foundation chaired Professor of Finance at HEC Paris, discusses why is it important for practitioners and regulators in financial markets to assess the liquidity of an asset, discussing how and why trades impact asset prices and relating this impact to asymmetric information, inventory holding costs for intermediaries, and market design.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 5 June 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Why do we need a safe asset in Europe? - Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)

Why do we need a safe asset in Europe? - Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)

Marco Pagano, Professor of Finance at University of Naples Federico II, outlines the rationale behind a safe asset for Euro-Area banks, in the light of the lessons learned from the financial crisis and an assessment of the regulatory treatment of sovereign exposures, addressing particularly the trade-off between reducing concentration and credit risk.

Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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An Euro-area safe asset? - Daniel Gros (CEPS)

An Euro-area safe asset? - Daniel Gros (CEPS)

Daniel Gros (Director, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies) discusses the idea of an Euro-area safe asset, highlighting the challenges posed by synthetic assets, their impact on the bank-sovereign 'doom loop', and the evolution of the regulatory treatment of sovereign debt.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Empirical Methods in Banking: Applications and Evolution - Steven Ongena (University of Zurich)

Empirical Methods in Banking: Applications and Evolution - Steven Ongena (University of Zurich)

Steven Ongena, Professor in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute, discusses the application of empirical methods to evaluate changes in financial regulation and the future evolution in the field, in the light of Big Data.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 17 May 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Extra-territorial pressures and the role of Europe - Peter Grasmann (European Commission)

Extra-territorial pressures and the role of Europe - Peter Grasmann (European Commission)

Peter Grasmann, Head of Unit Economic Analysis of Financial Markets and Financial Stability at the European Commission's DG FISMA, discusses how European policy makers are responding to extra-territorial pressures from outside, assessing the special purpose vehicle (SPV) set to facilitate trade with Iran, and elaborating on the international role of the Euro currency.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Institutions and the global financial system - James Freis (Deutsche Börse)

Institutions and the global financial system - James Freis (Deutsche Börse)

James Freis, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director for the Deutsche Börse Group, outlines the challenges and future of international payment systems, discusses how financial sanctions are applied and their enforcemenet, and addresses the implications of extraterritorial power as a foreing policy tool.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The challenges for Europe's financial infrastructure - Nicolas Véron (Bruegel, PIIE)

The challenges for Europe's financial infrastructure - Nicolas Véron (Bruegel, PIIE)

Nicolas Véron, Senior fellow at Bruegel and at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, highlights the challenges posed by policy, governance, and technology for financial infrastructure, in the context of increased extraterritorial pressures.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The Legal Aspects of Collective Action Clauses - Anna Gelpern (Georgetown University)

The Legal Aspects of Collective Action Clauses - Anna Gelpern (Georgetown University)

Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law at Georgetown and nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the role of CACs in sovereign debt restructuring, their legal implications and the possible future scenarios.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The Anatomy of Sovereing Debt Restructuring - Jeromin Zettelmeyer (PIIE)

The Anatomy of Sovereing Debt Restructuring - Jeromin Zettelmeyer (PIIE)

Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics, discusses the process of a sovereing debt resturcturing in the light of the recent euro-area debt crisis and the case of Greece in 2012.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 24 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Sovereign Fragility - Lee Buchheit

Sovereign Fragility - Lee Buchheit

Lee Buchheit, Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, describes and comments on the possible scenarios that may arise when sovereign debts become unsustainable.

Recorded on 25 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Stress testing: identifying risks and estimating losses - Til Schuermann (Oliver Wyman)

Stress testing: identifying risks and estimating losses - Til Schuermann (Oliver Wyman)

Til Schuermann, partner at Oliver Wyman and Co-Head of Risk and Public Policy practice for the Americas, discusses how to design stress testing scenarios, how to properly identify the risk and vulnerabilities, and how to estimate losses.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 10 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The Perspective of Bank Supervisors on NPLs - Oleg Shmeljov (European Banking Authority)

The Perspective of Bank Supervisors on NPLs - Oleg Shmeljov (European Banking Authority)

Oleg Shmeljov, Senior Policy Expert at the Department of Banking Markets, Innovations and Consumers at the European Banking Authority (EBA), discusses the evolution of supervisory policies to tackle NPLs, addressing the recent initiatives and the role of the EBA.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 3 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The European Policy Response Towards NPLs - Markus Aspegren (European Commission)

The European Policy Response Towards NPLs - Markus Aspegren (European Commission)

Markus Aspegren, Economist at the European Commission (Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) provides an overview of the European policy response towards non-performing loans, discussing Asset Management Companies in the framework of the EU legal framework and the Commission's NPL package.

Interview by Christy Petit, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 2 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Stress Testing and Bank Supervision - Mario Quagliariello (European Banking Authority)

Stress Testing and Bank Supervision - Mario Quagliariello (European Banking Authority)

Mario Quagliariello, Director of Economic Analysis and Statistics at the European Banking Authority, outlines the core characteristics of the EU-wide stress test and their supervisory implications.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 9 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Dealing with NPLs in practice - Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé (Lowell Group)

Dealing with NPLs in practice - Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé (Lowell Group)

Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé, Chief Risk Officer at Lowell Group, discusses the current scenario for debt managment activities in Europe, including real estate NPL stocks, and the recent regulatory initiatives.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 2 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Non-Performing Exposures: Management and Supervision - Andrea Resti (Bocconi University)

Non-Performing Exposures: Management and Supervision - Andrea Resti (Bocconi University)

Andrea Resti, Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, discusses the current situation of non-performing loans in Europe, explaining the management approach by banking professionals and highlighting the supervisory implications.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 3 April 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Credit Cycles and the Macroeconomy - Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn)

Credit Cycles and the Macroeconomy - Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn)

Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics and Economic History at the University of Bonn, discusses the role of leverage and asset prices for macroeconomic outcomes, focusing on the housing market, crises and macroprudential policy.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 20 March 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The Journey Towards Making Banks Resolvable - An assessment by Elke König (SRB)

The Journey Towards Making Banks Resolvable - An assessment by Elke König (SRB)

In a high-profile lecture in Florence, Dr. Elke König (Chair of the Single Resolution Board)talks about the EU framework for resolution, explains how the SRB conceives and works on resolvability, and provides an assessment on the state of play and next steps.

Recording of the lecture held on 22 March 2019 in Florence, Italy.

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Risks and Regulation of Securitisation - William Perraudin (Risk Control Limited)

Risks and Regulation of Securitisation - William Perraudin (Risk Control Limited)

William Perraudin, Director of Risk Control Limited and Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School, discusses the securitisation market, its risk characteristics and the regulatory frameworks.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 20 February 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Private banks and Anti-Money Laundering - Oliver Hainke (Deutsche Bank)

Private banks and Anti-Money Laundering - Oliver Hainke (Deutsche Bank)

Oliver Hainke, Global Head of Anti Financial Crime at Deutsche Bank, provides the perspective of private banks towards anti-money laundering, discussing in particular how it impacts on the overall risk management activities and on the banks’ business models, and finally addressing also the impact of regulations.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 30 January 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The relevance of Anti-Money Laundering for financial actors - Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman)

The relevance of Anti-Money Laundering for financial actors - Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman)

Andrea Federico, Partner at Oliver Wyman, explains why today it is crucial to analyse the topic of anti-money laundering, for financial institutions in the private and public sector.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 30 January 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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The Present and Future of Anti-Money Laundering - Anthony Charrie (Oliver Wyman)

The Present and Future of Anti-Money Laundering - Anthony Charrie (Oliver Wyman)

Anthony Charrie, Principal in Oliver Wyman’s Public Policy practice, discusses what can be learned from the recent money laundering cases, the evolution of AML supervision, and the future trends.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 29 January 2019, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

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Resolution and State Aid - Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich)

Resolution and State Aid - Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich)

Seraina Grünewald, Assistant professor for financial market law at the Institute of Law of the University of Zürich, discusses the new resolution framework and the legal background underpinning state aid and failing banks.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 23 November 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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Bank Resolution Planning - Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Bank Resolution Planning - Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Tobias Tröger, Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, and Legal Theory at Goethe University, Frankfurt, discusses the goals of resolution planning, and how it is conducted in practice.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 22 November 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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The Evolution of European Financial Architecture - Stefano Cappiello (FBF)

The Evolution of European Financial Architecture - Stefano Cappiello (FBF)

Stefano Cappiello, Deputy Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance, discusses the evolution of the European Financial Architecture.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 6 December 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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The Legacy of the Financial Crisis - Patrick Honohan (former Governor, Central Bank of Ireland)

The Legacy of the Financial Crisis - Patrick Honohan (former Governor, Central Bank of Ireland)

Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, discusses the legacy of the financial crisis and the different experiences in Iceland and Ireland.

Interview by Jan Trevisan, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 11 November 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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The Process of Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Lee Buchheit (Part 2)

The Process of Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Lee Buchheit (Part 2)

Lecture by Lee C. Buchheit (Clearly Gottlieb Steel & Hamilton LLP). Recorded at the training course 'Managing and Understanding Sovereign Debt Risks and Restructuring' by the Florence School of Banking and Finance.
Florence, 24 April 2018

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The Process of Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Lee Buchheit (Part 1)

The Process of Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Lee Buchheit (Part 1)

Lecture by Lee C. Buchheit (Clearly Gottlieb Steel & Hamilton LLP). Recorded at the training course 'Managing and Understanding Sovereign Debt Risks and Restructuring' by the Florence School of Banking and Finance/
Florence, 24 April 2018

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Hot topics in Banking and Finance - Steffen Kern (ESMA)

Hot topics in Banking and Finance - Steffen Kern (ESMA)

Steffen Kern, chief economist and head of financial stability at EUs Financial Market Supervisory authority ESMA, talks about the latest hot topics in Banking and Finance.

Interview by Annika Zorn, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 8 June 2015, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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How to study economic processes? - Fabio Canova (EUI)

How to study economic processes? - Fabio Canova (EUI)

Fabio Canova, Pierre Werner Chair of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at EUI speaks about how to study economic processes in the context of the technical workshop 'Time Varying Coefficient Models for the Study of Monetary Policy'.

Interview by Annika Zorn, Florence School of Banking & Finance.
Recorded on 17th April 2015, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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