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Dec
7
Mon
1st Advisory Council meeting @ Sala del Capitolo at Badia Fiesolana
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1st Advisory Council meeting @ Sala del Capitolo at Badia Fiesolana | Toscana | Italy

On 7th December the Florence School of Banking & Finance will hold its first Advisory Council meeting.

The Advisory Council of the school is composed of Andrea Enria (Chairperson European Banking Authority), Frank Smets (Advisor Mario Draghi European Central Bank), Ignazio Angeloni (Board Member Single Supervisory Mechanism), Mauro Grande (Board Member Single Resolution Board) and Francesco Mazzaferro (Head of Secretariat European System Risk Board), as well as the new Director General at DG FISMA (EC) Olivier Guersent.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the school’s activities in its first year, as well as to start the development of a European curriculum for professionals working in the Banking & Finance sector on topics of regulation and supervision.

 

This is a closed event.

Dec
11
Fri
Legal and Institutional Dimensions of EMU: Economists and Legal Scholars in Discussion @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Dec 11 all-day
Legal and Institutional Dimensions of EMU: Economists and Legal Scholars in Discussion @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

The purpose of this workshop is to begin discussions on four key areas in which actual or proposed changes to EMU can meet with legal and institutional constraints or raise important issues of design and effectiveness. Policy briefs which have been prepared by legal scholars in the project will be discussed in a shared meeting of legal scholars and economists. The discussion aims to deepen understanding as to how an effective and desirable EMU might be achieved and how, if at all, legal and normative difficulties that arise could be resolved.

Organisers: Professor Claire Kilpatrick, Professor Giorgio Monti (Department of Law, European University Institute)

Programme

9.30 – 11.00 Conditions posed to legal change in reaction to the Eurozone crisis at both EU and national level

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Exploring the new E in EMU: constraints and effectiveness

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Legal aspects of risk-sharing mechanisms

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 – 18.00 Legal aspects of banking union | Follow-up discussion

May
5
Thu
Stability of the Banking System @ Villa Schifanoia – Sala Europa
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stability of the Banking System @ Villa Schifanoia – Sala Europa | Florence | Tuscany | Italy

As part of this year’s State of the Union conference in Florence, a workshop will discuss the stability of the banking system. The event will be hosted by Professor Richard Portes. He will be joined by the Florence School of Banking and Finance’s director Professor Elena Carletti. The event will conclude with a speech by Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy. 

More information available here

Oct
11
Tue
The European Banking Union and Its Instruments – Experience from the First Years of an Interplay with National Banking Supervision and Resolution @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

After two years of existence, it is time to focus on what happened in practice for the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM), i.e. in the core of the Banking Union, in Member States and beyond the EU. The workshop gathers as broad a range of perspectives as possible with a variety of countries (ins and outs, including non-participating Member States and third countries, crisis and non-crisis countries), levels (national, supra- and international), and backgrounds (academic and supervisory practice).

A good range of the most important issues will be discussed, namely: to what extent does the regulatory framework under the Single Rulebook assist or hinder centralized decision-making? Have the Joint Supervisory Teams (JST) proven to be a tool to have both a sufficiently high information basis on the local level of the banks supervised and robust enough a membership to avoid capture? Has the split of supervisory competences in the SSM created problems or can it be seen as a sensible scheme?

But also, if the purpose of the SRM, as part of the Banking Union project, is to centralize resolution decision-making, to what extent does discretion remain within the national authorities? To what extent should all classes of retail financial services be exempted from bail-in? To what extent does Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) under the BRRD framework and the Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard developed by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) give raise to a one size fits all approach to resolution?

Mar
3
Fri
Resolution and its frontiers – an integrated law and economics approach @ European University Institute
Mar 3 all-day
Resolution and its frontiers - an integrated law and economics approach @ European University Institute

The global financial crisis and the European fiscal crisis raised a set of cardinal questions concerning the organization of an economic integrated area. The bank resolution rules introduced by the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation have created a whole new area of law in the EU but touch on many areas of substantive law, including insolvency law and competition law – some already harmonized at European level, others only partially. This area of law is to further extended for institutions other than banks, such as insurance companies and central counterparties. In this PhD-workshop economists and legal scholars shall jointly discuss the current challenges related to the emergence of this new area of law by looking at its boundaries. The organizers are interested in all topics which fall under the umbrella of the broad workshop topic.

With this focus, the seminar is addressed to PhD-students of law, economics and related disciplines, who will present current research-projects that relate to recent or future European legal developments and challenges in the field of resolution law or the European Banking Union in the broader context.

Two topical keynotes from experts in the field will complement the workshop.

Application Procedure:
Early stage researchers (Ph.D.-students or Post-docs) which are interested in participating in the workshop shall submit a full paper or an extended abstract related to the workshop topic via email to Agnieszka Smoleńska (agnieszka.smolenska@EUI.eu) or Lynette Janssen (l.g.a.janssen@law.leidenuniv.nl) no later than December 31, 2016. The decision of including papers for presentation at the workshop will be communicated by January 15, 2017.

The European University Institute will cover hosting expenses for presenters. Travel costs are not covered.

Apr
28
Fri
EUI-Nomics 2017: Debating the Economic Conditions in the Euro Area and Beyond @ Villa Schifanoia
Apr 28 all-day
EUI-Nomics 2017: Debating the Economic Conditions in the Euro Area and Beyond @ Villa Schifanoia | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

The EUI-Nomics workshops provide a forum for discussion among academics and economists in public and private institutions about the current and expected future global economic conditions, with a special focus on the euro area and its member countries. For each country/area there will be short presentations by leading experts followed by general discussion. The workshops will be completed by a policy panel debating on key economic policy issues for the euro area.

The workshop is organised by Massimiliano Marcellino, Bocconi University and EUI.

The 2017 event will feature roundtables discussing the following topics:

  • France, Germany, Spain
  • The Italian Economic Perspectives
  • Global Conditions
  • Euro Area Macroeconomic Outlook: Alternative Views?
  • EU and the UK after Brexit

FULL PROGRAMME

Jun
13
Tue
Practitioners’ Workshop on Financial Markets and Institutions @ EUI, Villa Schifanoia
Jun 13 @ 2:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Practitioners’ Workshop on Financial Markets and Institutions @ EUI, Villa Schifanoia | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

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This half-day workshop, held in the context of the 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, will explore the increasingly intertwined nature of risk management processes and regulation. The focus will be put on the practitioners perspective.
The workshop will thus come to grips with the interplay of regulation and risk management 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 (e.g. increasing monitoring of business models of FIs; additional capital buffers: new powers for resolution authorities on early intervention and resolution planning).
Some of the key questions which the workshop is likely to address are the following:

  • Should financial stability be achieved through activist supervision or should legislators and regulators rely on the production of limited yet credible rules?
  • Do regulators have the administrative and resource capacity to actively supervise financial institutions’ conduct, including internal risk management processes and business models?
  • Knowing the excessive risk-taking that characterised the financial industry in the past and the un-encouraging effectiveness of self-regulation, does the alternative, light-weighted regulatory approach still has a future?
  • Last, but not least, how can risk managers deal with regulatory risk in the financial sector?

The workshop will bring together both bank and non-bank actors to illustrate, analyse and engage with those challenges.

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

Download the paper that followed the speech

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.

 
Mar
15
Thu
The banks and the market – Lecture by Sabine Lautenschläger @ Palazzo Incontri
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:10 pm


Abstract

In her speech, Sabine Lautenschläger argues that, in a well-functioning banking sector, banks must be able to fail. It is key, however, that they can do so in an orderly manner without destabilizing the entire banking system. Against that backdrop, Ms Lautenschläger discusses the role of the supervisor within the European framework for bank resolution. She also sheds light on the importance of the upcoming European stress test for supervisors’ assessments of banks’ resilience.

The event will be in Italian and English, simultaneously translated.

 

Agenda

16:35 | Opening remarks by Giuseppe Morbidelli (President, Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri)

16:40 | Presentation of the FBF and the speaker by Elena Carletti (Scientific Director, Florence School of Banking and Finance)

16:45 | Lecture by Sabine Lautenschläger (Member of the Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB): ‘The banks and the market’

17:30 | Questions and answers with the public, moderated by Emilio Barucci (Full professor of Financial Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Milan)

18:00 | Closing remarks by Vincenzo Grassi (Secretary General, European University Institute) and Giuseppe Rogantini-Picco (Member of the Board, Fondazione CR Firenze)

18:10 | Cocktail for all participants

 

Speaker

Sabine Lautenschläger

Member of the Executive Board & Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank

Sabine Lautenschläger, born in 1964, studied law in Bonn. After passing the second state examination in law, she joined the Bundesaufsichtsamt für das Kreditwesen (BAKred – Federal Banking Supervisory Office), which later became the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin – Federal Financial Supervisory Authority). In the course of her career at BAKred/BaFin, she held several management positions before being appointed BaFin’s Chief Executive Director of Banking Supervision in 2008. Later, in 2011, she additionally was Member of the Management Board and Board of Supervisors of the European Banking Authority (EBA) in London. In 2011 Sabine Lautenschläger moved to the Deutsche Bundesbank, serving as Vice-President until January 2014 when she was appointed to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. As Member of the Executive Board she is also Member of the Governing Council which is responsible for the Monetary Policy in the Euro Area. Since her appointment as Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in February 2014, she has also been in charge of ECB Banking Supervision. She represents ECB Banking Supervision in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and in the Financial Stability Board Plenary.

 

EVENT CO-ORGANISED WITH

Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri

Fondazione CR Firenze

Apr
27
Fri
EUI-nomics 2018 @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 27 all-day
EUI-nomics 2018 @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Since 2011, the EUI-nomics workshops provide an annual forum for discussion among academics, policy-makers and private sector economists. Current and expected global economic perspectives and conditions are reviewed and discussed, with a special focus put on the euro area and its Member States.

Leading economists will provide comprehensive briefings about each country or area’s economic outlook. The 2018 EUI-nomics workshop will be completed by a policy panel debating the extent of the remaining heterogeneity in the euro area and its implications for policy-making and market performance.

The event is organised by Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino in the framework of Pierre Werner Chair and Global Governance programme.

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