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The recordings of the online seminars are available here:


To Fail or Not to Fail?

Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) outlines the conditions for the resolution of credit institutions under recent EU Law; then, jointly with Seraina Grünewald (Assistant Professor for Financial Market Law at the Institute of Law of the University of Zurich), they highlight how the rules were applied and what were their outcomes in the recent cases of Spanish and Italian banks.

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The Future of CoCos

International finance expert Enrico Perotti (Professor of International Finance at University of Amsterdam) assesses the evolution and the future prospectives for Contingent Convertible (CoCo) bonds. The presentation is followed by and a commentary by Simon Gleeson (Partner at Clifford Chance London), a legal expert and practitioner in financial services and banking regulation.

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Lost in TLAC

Tobias Tröger (Chair of Private Law, Trade and Business Law and Jurisprudence, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main) addresses the Financial Stability Board’s Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) requirements, with a particular look at the EBA’s Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) prescriptions in the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.

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After Brexit: what next for the EMU, UK and the EU?

Joaquín Almunia (Former vice-president of the European Commission), Ramon Marimon (European University Institute and UPF – Barcelona GSE), Gorgio Monti (European University Institute; ADEMU) and Morten Ravn (University College London; ADEMU) discuss Brexit and its implications, among others, on the EMU and the single market.

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Contingent Convertible Debt Instruments: regulatory use and market development

Enrico Perotti (Professor of International Finance at University of Amsterdam) addresses the new regulatory treatment of Contingent Convertible Debt instruments and the development of the underlying CoCo bond markets, analysing along various dimensions of the contractual feature of the existing stock of debt.

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Learning from the Euro Crisis in Order to Avoid New Ones

Organised in the framework of the ADEMU project and moderated by Ramon Marimon (ADEMU Scientific Coordinator), this seminar discusses the euro crisis with Thomas F. Cooley (Stern School of Business, NYU), Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge University), Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School), René Smits (University of Amsterdam) and ADEMU-EUI Working Group members.

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Capital and Bail in Debt Buffers: Loss Absorption vs Risk Incentives

This seminar offers a critical approach to capital requirements with a particular emphasis put on risk absorption capacity in the context of the new Capital Requirements Directive (CRD4) and the Financial Stability Board’s Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard. Presentation by Enrico Perotti (Professor of International Finance at University of Amsterdam).

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The Rise of Fiscal Europe? Negotiating Europe’s New Economic Governance

Brigid Laffan (Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) and Pierre Schlosser (Scientific Coordinator, FBF) discuss a research report entitled The Rise of a Fiscal Europe? Negotiating Europe’s New Economic Governance, dissecting the key negotiations and decisions made following the Eurozone debt crisis and exploring their long term and profound political implications.

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Discussing the Greek Crisis: is debt relief inevitable?

Evi Pappa (Professor of Macroeconomic, EUI), Christos Hadjiemmanuil (Professor of International and European Monetary and Financial Institutions, University of Piraeus), Thomas Cooley (Professor of Economics, NYU Stern) and Ramon Marimon (Professor of Economics and Pierre Werner Chair, EUI) discuss the Greek crisis, particularly the economic ramifications of the latest bailout deal.

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