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Policy Events

The Florence School of Banking and Finance organises an yearly executive seminar, periodic lectures and workshops and other policy debate activities, featuring contributions from high-profile practitioners in the domain of banking and finance, including representatives from international organisations, national institutions and the private sector.

 

EXECUTIVE SEMINARS

 
The New World of Financial Stability

The New World of Financial Stability

27-28 June 2019

This two-day Executive Seminar (that follows the Chatham House rule) on the New World of Financial Stability (1) took stock of the state of the art in the regulation and supervision of banks and other non-bank actors in Europe; (2) assessed the market impact of and developments in the Single Market for banking and finance; (3) discussed risks and opportunities stemming from new technologies and business models and (4) critically reviewed current oversight gaps and risks and explore possible remedies.

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Financial Surveillance

Financial Surveillance

5-6 July 2018

This two-days Chatham House executive seminar on Financial Surveillance assessed the state of the art in the supervision and resolution of banks and other non-bank actors in Europe, discussed the market impact and developments of the recently implemented prudential and resolution rules and critically reviewed current oversight gaps and risks and explore possible remedies.

The sessions gathered high-level speakers on the topics of 'Non-Performing Loans', 'Bank Funding Structures', 'Insurance' and 'CCPs'.

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Financing Banking Resolution

Financing Banking Resolution

29-30 June 2017

This closed-doors executive seminar was designed to take stock of recent developments in the design, implementation and enforcement of Europe’s banking resolution regime and to discuss possible inconsistencies and shortcomings.

The sessions gathered high-level speakers on the topics of 'Navigating through TLAC and MREL', 'Precautionary recapitalization', 'Lessons learned from concrete crisis management cases' and 'European and international perspectives on the steps needed to complete the EU framework'.

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Banking Resolution

Banking Resolution

14-15 July 2016

The FBF discussed banking resolution with high-level policy makers, senior practitioners and academics in the first closed door and Chatham House executive seminar.

The aim of this event was to discuss, in the presence of distinguished academics, senior practitioners from financial institutions, decision-makers from the ECB, the European Commission, the SSM, the EBA and the SRB the implications for regulators and financial institutions alike of the newly established banking resolution regime.

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LECTURES

 
THE JOURNEY TOWARDS MAKING BANKS RESOLVABLE

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS MAKING BANKS RESOLVABLE

22 March 2019

Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board, discusses the EU framework for resolution, expains how the SRB conceives and works (with the banks under its remit) on resolvability, and finally provide an assessment on the state of play and next steps, in the light of the lessons learned from the most recent cases. The event is organised in cooperation with Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze.

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The banks and the market

The banks and the market

15 March 2018

Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board & Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, will discuss the features of a well-functioning banking sector, where banks must be able to fail in an orderly manner. Furthermore, she will discuss the role of the supervisor within the European framework for bank resolution and will shed light on the importance of the upcoming European stress test for supervisors’ assessments of banks’ resilience. The event is organised in cooperation with Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze.

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Central Banking in Europe Today: Over-Mighty or Under-Powered?

Central Banking in Europe Today: Over-Mighty or Under-Powered?

27 November 2017

Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, delivered a lecture to explain why, although the European Central Bank and other central banks in Europe are now looking considerably more powerful than before the crisis, there are still some puzzles remaining. In addition, he illustrated the unique challenges of political legitimacy as well as of economic analysis in the multi-country currency union that the ECB must now face. The event is organised with the support of Fondazione CR Firenze.

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WORKSHOPS AND OTHER EVENTS

 
Financial Stability Conference 2019

Financial Stability Conference 2019

28 October 2019

This high-profile public conference in Berlin is organised by FRS Financial Risk and Stability, with ESMT Berlin and the Florence School of Banking and Finance as co-organisers.

The debate in the conference will focus on the 'EU between Regress and Progress: How to cope with National Banking Policies, Single Market Deficiencies and the unsolved Sharing Issue – Political dynamics and their repercussions on regulatory and institutional settings'. The event will be followed by a Research Workshop on 29 October 2019.

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Practitioners’ Workshop on Financial Markets and Institutions

Practitioners’ Workshop on Financial Markets and Institutions

13 June 2017

This half-day workshop is held in the context of the 10th International Risk Management Conference, co-organized by the New York University Stern Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions and the University of Florence.

The workshop involved practitioners in the regulation and risk management sectors, assessing their mutial interplay in a period where risk assessment methodologies are becoming increasingly complex and the regulatory and supervisory framework of the financial sector is getting more intrusive.

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