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EVENT CANCELLED
The conference has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID2019 virus. The next edition of the event will take place in Florence in 2021.

 

SPEAKERS

The European Financial Union? Mind its Gaps!

 
Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London since July 2014. Previously he was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he now has Emeritus status. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Econometric Society. His main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.
Igor Angelini

Igor Angelini

Igor Angelini is a Senior Specialist at Europol, where he is leading the creation of the European Financial and Economic Crime Centre. Previously he worked at the European Commission with the task of shaping EU policies to fight crime and terrorism and negotiate international agreements in the field of security and police cooperation. Before that, he was Head of Financial Intelligence at Europol, coordinating and supporting the investigations of the EU member states in the fields of money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption and criminal asset recovery. Prior to Europol he served as head of several investigation units within the Italian Guardia di Finanza (Italian Financial Police) devoted to the fight against economic and financial crimes. He graduated in Law and in Economic and Financial Security.
Magda Bianco

Magda Bianco

Magda Bianco is Head of the Bank of Italy Consumer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering Directorate since 2014. She is responsible for banking conduct supervision, complaints management, the banking ombudsman, financial education programs and anti-money laundering supervision. She is member of the Financial Consumer Protection Network (FinCoNet) and the OECD International Network for Financial Education. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. At the Bank of Italy since 1989, she worked in the Research Department until 1999. She then moved to the Law and Economics Unit, which she headed since 2007. She has published articles on corporate governance, corporate finance, bankruptcy, economics of civil justice, regulatory matters and gender issues. She served as economic advisor to the Italian Minister of Justice in 2012-2013 and has been economic and financial consultant to the Ministry since 2013. She is consultant for economic and financial matters for the President of the Republic. She coordinates the Bank of Italy’s Equal Opportunity Committee.
Maria Cannata

Maria Cannata

Maria Cannata is a Member of the Council of Experts of the Department of the Treasury at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy and President of MTS Group.
Elena Carletti

Elena Carletti

Elena Carletti is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University, Scientific Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute (EUI), and member of the Board of Directors at UniCredit, where she sits in the Remuneration and the Internal Controls & Risks Committees. Previously she was Professor of Economics at the EUI, holding a joint chair in the Economics Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. She is a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and Research Fellow at CEPR, Fellow of the Finance Theory Group, CESifo, IGIER and the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Among other appointments, she has worked as consultant for the OECD and the World Bank, has served in the review panel of the Irish Central Bank and of the Riskbank and has been a board member of the Financial Intermediation Research Society. Her main research areas are Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, Corporate Governance and Sovereign Debt.
Iris Chiu

Iris Chiu

Iris H-Y Chiu is Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Regulation at University College London. She publishes extensively in the fields of banking and financial regulation and corporate governance, in particular on the question of shareholders’ roles and stewardship in publicly listed companies. She is Director of the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law and a Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. She also serves as an Advisory Board member at the UCL Global Governance Institute and the Institute of Directors Centre for Corporate Governance.
Patrycja Chodnicka-Jaworska

Patrycja Chodnicka-Jaworska

Patrycja Chodnicka – Jaworska, PhD of Economics, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management on University of Warsaw, author and co-author of many scientific publications. Participant in more than 100 conferences and seminars both scientific and industry based on national and international scope. Researcher in the fields of risk management, credit ratings and money laundering. Member of several research teams, carrying out research as part of research projects financed by the Polish National Science Centre. Leader of several research projects, including studies on the impact of credit ratings on the functioning of financial institutions, the efficiency of the banking sector and money laundering. Member of the Scientific Committee of 15 journals and over 50 international conferences. Co-editor of a scientific journal Faculty of Management Working Paper Series. Winner of awards and honors, including a scholarship of Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievement for PhD students (2012/2013).
Carmine Di Noia

Carmine Di Noia

Carmine Di Noia is Commissioner at the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (CONSOB), since 2016. He is also alternate member of the Board of Supervisor at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), chair of the Committee of Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA) at ESMA and vice chair of the Corporate Governance Committee at OECD. Previously, Carmine Di Noia was Deputy Director General and Head of Capital Markets and Listed Companies at Assonime (the Association of the Italian Corporations), and served for two tenures as member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group at ESMA. He was also member of the board of directors of the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana). He was chairman of the Policy Committee of EuropeanIssuers. He was head of the technical secretariat of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee. He was, until April 2001, the Head of the Market Information Office at CONSOB. He joined CONSOB in 1995 at the Economics department. He teaches Financial Market Law and Regulation at LUISS University in Rome. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Luca Enriques

Luca Enriques

Luca Enriques is the Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, a Research Fellow at the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow Academic Member of the European Banking Institute. He has published widely in the fields of comparative corporate law, securities regulation and banking law. He has held visiting positions, among others, at Harvard Law School, the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and Sydney Law School. Between 2007 and 2012 he was a commissioner at Consob, the Italian securities market authority. Before joining the Oxford Faculty of Law, he was Professor of Law at the University of Bologna (2002-07) and at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (2013-14), and a consultant to Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (2003-07). He has also advised the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance on corporate and financial markets policy issues throughout the years.
Mitu Gulati

Mitu Gulati

Mitu Gulati is on the faculty of the Duke University School of Law. His current research areas are Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Contract Evolution and Measuring the Impact of Changes in the Rule of Law. He has forthcoming work in the Journal of Financial Regulation and the Capital Markets Law Journal.
Cornelia Holthausen

Cornelia Holthausen

Cornelia Holthausen is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Market Operations of the European Central Bank, being responsible for money markets, liquidity management and the operational framework of the Eurosystem. She is chair of the ECB’s Money Market Contact Group and oversees the ECB’s contributions to interest rate benchmarks. Her academic articles were published in The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and in other journals. Cornelia Holthausen holds a PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
Dominik Kaefer

Dominik Kaefer

Dominik is a Partner in OLIVER WYMAN’s Financial Services Practice, member of OLIVER WYMAN’s EMEA FS Leadership Council and co-leads the firms EMEA Anti-Financial Crime Platform, with responsibility for private and public sector accounts. He works with global institutions and their governing bodies to define resilience strategies related to Money Laundering, Sanctions, Fraud, Compliance and other Non-Financial Risks. Dominik also represents OLIVER WYMAN in industry roundtables in Germany and the UK and publishes on related topics such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Automation and Operational Efficiency. Prior to this he worked at HSBC Group Headquarters in London from 2009 to 2012 as the Executive Chair of their Global Execution Committee in Operational Risk and with responsibility for the introduction of the Group’s new global KYC standards program. Dominik also worked in various roles at EY Risk Management Advisory in London, and in Transaction Advisory Services in Frankfurt am Main. He holds a best-in-class degree in International Business Administration from the Wiesbaden Business School, Germany, in collaboration with the Tohoku Gakuin University of Sendai, Japan.
Christian Kopf

Christian Kopf

Christian Kopf joined Union Investment in 2017 as Head of Fixed Income. Based in Frankfurt, he oversees a team of close to 60 investment managers and more than € 73 billion in actively managed assets. Prior to joining Union Investment, Christian was a partner in the London office of Spinnaker Capital, a dedicated Emerging Markets asset management firm, where he was responsible for global strategy and for risk allocation in currencies, rates and sovereign debt across the European and Asian time zones. From 1999 to 2016, Christian worked as a senior portfolio manager at DWS Investments in Frankfurt. Christian has published various papers on sovereign debt and has spoken on global financial issues at international institutions such as the BIS, Brookings, the European Commission, G-20 and the IMF. He sits on advisory panels to the ECB and the EIB and is a member of the Euro50 Group, an informal advisory group to European institutions. Christian holds a master’s degree in economics from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany.
Rosa Lastra

Rosa Lastra

Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law and Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. She is a member of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA), founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), research associate of the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and Political Science, member of the European Banking Institute (EBI) and member of the European Law Institute (ELI). Prior to coming to London, she was Assistant Professor of International Banking at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York (1993-1996). From January 1992 to September 1993 she was a consultant in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. From 2008 to 2010 she was a Visiting Professor of the University of Stockholm.
Yannis Manuelides

Yannis Manuelides

Yannis Manuelides is a finance Partner with the international law firm Allen & Overy in London. A qualified solicitor in England, he is also a member of the Paris bar and has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance transactions, including corporate and leveraged finance, debt restructurings, securitisations and capital market transactions. He has acted for several banks and corporates on strategies to address the consequences of the Eurozone crisis, contributing to the current debates on sovereign and bank debt. He is a member of an ad-hoc working group comprising of market participants and economists from the Bank of England designing market appropriate GDP-linked bonds for sovereigns. During the Greek crisis he acted for the Steering Committee of private creditors which negotiated with Greece and the official sector the restructuring of the Greek sovereign debt.
Ugo Panizza

Ugo Panizza

Ugo Panizza is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He is also the Director of the Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development and Editor in Chief of International Development Policy. He is the Director of the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB), Vice President and Fellow of CEPR, and Fellow of the Fondazione Einaudi. Before joining the Graduate Institute, he was Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also worked at the World Bank and taught at the American University of Beirut and the University of Torino. Ugo holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Torino and a Ph. D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).
Paul Tucker

Paul Tucker

Sir Paul Tucker is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, author of Unelected Power (Princeton University Press, 2018), and chair of the Systemic Risk Council. His other activities include being a senior fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University; president of the UK’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research; research fellow at UCL’s political science department; a director at Swiss Re; and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. For over thirty years he was a central banker, including as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2009 to late 2013. Internationally, he was a member of the steering committee of the G20 Financial Stability Board, leading its work on resolving too-big-to-fail firms without taxpayer bailouts; and a member of the board of the Bank for International Settlements, chairing the Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems.