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Feb
17
Mon
Online seminar – Emergency Liquidity Assistance in the Eurosystem @ Online
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Last-resort lending is usually understood as the provision of liquidity by central banks to individual solvent banks in exceptional circumstances, on a temporary basis and against adequate collateral. Since it constitutes a liquidity crisis management instrument, it is distinguished from monetary policy measures implemented by central banks. As part of a traditional approach often referred to as ‘constructive ambiguity’, the conditions under which central banks may exercise their power to act as lenders of last resort are not set out explicitly in legislative or regulatory provisions. This applies also in the context of the Eurozone, since the provision of central bank credit in the form of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) to solvent credit institutions established in the euro area is not provided for in the EU Treaties. The relevant procedural arrangements are indeed laid down in the 2017 ECB “Agreement on emergency liquidity assistance” which Prof. Gortsos has comprehensively analysed as part of his upcoming book European Central Banking Law – The Role of the European Central Bank and National Central Banks under European Law (Palgrave Macmillan). Against this background, Prof. Gortsos will engage with the following questions in this online seminar:
  • Who provides Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) in the Eurosystem and under which conditions?
  • When and where was ELA provided during the euro crisis and what have we learned from these episodes?
  • When and how can ELA provision interfere with the objectives and tasks for the Eurosystem?
As always, the presentation will be followed by a Question and Answers session with seminar participants.  

Speaker

Christos Gortsos

Christos Gortsos is Professor of Public Economic Law at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as member of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute (EBI). He studied law, economics and finance at the Universities of Athens, Zürich, Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School) and Geneva (Graduate Institute of International Studies). The main fields of his research, teaching and publications include central banking law, financial regulation and institutional economics. He is a main instructor in the Florence School of Banking and Finance’s upcoming (23-25 March) course on Liquidity: Regulation, Practice and Stress Testing.

       

Commentator

Vítor Constâncio

Vítor Constâncio was Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 1 June 2010 to May 2018. In the Portuguese Government, he was Secretary of State for the Budget and Planning in 1974 -76 and Finance Minister in 1977-78. At the central bank of Portugal, he was Director of the Economics Department, Deputy Governor and then from 2000 to 2010, Governor of the Banco de Portugal and consequently, member of the European Central Bank Governing Council. He was Assistant Professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), University of Lisbon, from 1968 to 1973 and later, coordinator Professor of the Master´s degree on Monetary Policy from 1989 to June 2010. He is now President of the School Board at ISEG and Professor at the Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation at the School of Economics, University of Navarra, Madrid, and member of the respective Advisory Board.

   
 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.
Feb
26
Wed
Anti-Money Laundering Academy @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

Course dates: 26-28 February 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Silvia Allegrezza (University of Luxembourg); Magda Bianco (Bank of Italy); André Corterier (European Central Bank); Anthony Charrie (Oliver Wyman); Nikita Divissenko (EUI); Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman); Dominik Käfer (Oliver Wyman); Olena Loboiko (European Commission, DG FISMA); Lisa Quest (Oliver Wyman); Eleni Tsingou (Copenhagen Business School); Senior experts from the industry

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

Target: SSM, EBA, SRB, National Supervisory Authorities, Financial institutions professionals, Lawyers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers.

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Mar
4
Wed
Panel Data for Banking Sector Analysts @ EUI Premises, Florence
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day

Course dates: 4-6 March 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructor: Jeffrey Wooldridge (Michigan State University)

Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods

Level: Advanced

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, Financial Stability officers, Economics Departments And Forecasting Departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

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Mar
9
Mon
Lecture by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: ‘Creating a True Capital Market Union’ @ Palazzo Incontri
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Florence School of Banking and Finance, Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze are organising a high-level lecture by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale.
 

There is a broad consensus among policy makers, academics and market practitioners that the Eurozone requires a deep and liquid capital market to foster economic integration, to absorb shocks and to support growth. However, there is little understanding of what needs to be done to achieve such a goal.

A comparison with the US experience shows that there are some necessary conditions that need to be met for a true capital market to be created. Dr. Bini Smaghi will mention the following five:

  1. the complementarity with full banking union;
  2. the creation of a safe asset;
  3. the support of public schemes for lending, in particular to SMEs;
  4. a regulatory environment that allows for market-making;
  5. a unified supervisory framework.

Unless the member states are willing to adopt concrete steps in these areas, the CMU will not be created. This is the reason why the European Commission has to be clear and outspoken in presenting policy makers with clear and bold proposals.

 

(italian version)

Verso la creazione di una vera Unione dei mercati dei capitali

 Esiste un largo consenso tra decisori politici, accademici e operatori nel mercato, in merito alla necessità di un mercato dei capitali nell’Eurozona, integrato e liquido, che possa promuovere l’integrazione economica, assorbire gli shock e favorire la crescita. Ciò nonostante, non esiste una visione condivisa in merito alla modalità in cui questo obbiettivo può essere raggiunto. Un’analisi della situazione negli Stati Uniti dimostra quali sono le condizioni necessarie per la creazione di un vero mercato dei capitali. Nel corso della lezione, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi ne menzionerà cinque: i) la complementarietà con una piena unione bancaria; ii) la creazione di un ‘safe asset’; iii) il supporto a schemi pubblici di prestito, in particolare alle PMI; iv) un ecosistema regolamentario che renda possibile la costruzione di mercati; v) una struttura unificata di supervisione. A meno che gli Stati membri non vogliano agire concretamente in queste aree, l’Unione dei mercati dei capitali non potrà essere creata. Questa è la ragione per la quale la Commissione Europea dev’essere diretta nel presentare trasparenti e audaci proposte ai decisori politici.

 
 

Speaker

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Chairman of Société Générale

He started his career in 1983 as an Economist in the Research Department of the Banca d’Italia. He moved in 1994 to the European Monetary Institute, to head the Policy Division, preparing for the creation of the ECB. In 1998 he was appointed Director General for International Affairs in the Italian Treasury. From June 2005 to December 2011 he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.

Over the last 20 years he held the positions of Chairman of Italgas, SNAM and SACE, and member of the Board of Finmeccanica, MTS, the European Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley International. He has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the first Chairman of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, a cultural institution in Florence.

He has been appointed CEPR Distinguished Fellow, Senior Fellow at LUISS School of European Political Economy in Rome, and President of the Italian Alumni of the University of Chicago. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairmen, and independent member of the Board of Tages Holding. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago.

He is author of several articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues (available at www.lorenzobinismaghi.com), in particular “Austerity: European Democracies against the Wall” (CEPS, July 2013), “33 false verità sull’Europa” (Il Mulino, April 2014) and “La tentazione di andarsene: fuori dall’Europa c’è un futuro per l’Italia?” (Il Mulino, May 2017).

 

Programme

 
  • 16:00 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 16:35 Opening remarks
    • Ginevra Cerrina Feroni (Professor, Law Department, University of Florence; Vice-President, Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri)
    • Elena Carletti (Scientific Director, Florence School of Banking and Finance; Professor of Finance, Bocconi University)
  •  16:55 Lecture Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (President, Société Générale)
  • 17:35 Discussion, followed by questions and answers
    • Moderated by Ferdinando Giugliano (Bloomberg)
      • Lorenzo Stanghellini (Professor of Business Law, University of Florence)
      • Giacomo Calzolari (Professor, Economics Department, European University Institute)
  • 18:50 Closing remarks
    • Renaud Dehousse (President, European University Institute)
  • 19:00 Cocktail for all participants
 

The event will be in italian, with simultaneous translation in English. / L’evento si terrà in italiano, con traduzione simultanea in inglese.

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EVENT CO-ORGANISED WITH

Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri

Fondazione CR Firenze

Mar
16
Mon
Monetary Policy Transmission @ EUI Premises, Florence
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day

Course dates: 16-18 March 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors:José-Luis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CREI and Barcelona GSE); Carlo Altavilla (European Central Bank)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, research department of private banks

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Mar
23
Mon
Liquidity Regulation @ EUI Premises, Florence
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Course dates: 23-25 March 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Alina Preger (Prometeia); Jean-Jacques Van Helten (Robert Schuman Centre, EUI); Jeroen van Bommel (European Central Bank); Christian Winkler (ESMA)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, Senior Policy Officers of Prudential Supervisors/National Central Banks, In-house Legal Counsels, External Lawyers, Treasurers with Banks, Senior Legal Officers, Funding Strategists

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Apr
15
Wed
Liquidity, Crisis and Public Policies: A Model-Based Approach @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 15 – Apr 17 all-day

Course dates: 15-17 April 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy

Level: Advanced

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists

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Apr
20
Mon
Sovereign Debt Restructuring @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

Course dates: 20-22 April 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Mitu Gulati (Duke University); Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies); Lee C. Buchheit

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, financial stability and legal department experts in Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector members, law firms and practitioners

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May
27
Wed
Network Analysis Techniques For Applications in Finance and Economics @ EUI Premises, Florence
May 27 – May 29 all-day

Course dates: 27-29 May 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors:Christian Brownlees (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics); Iman van Lelyveld (VU University and DNB)

Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, Financial Stability officers, Economics Departments And Forecasting Departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

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Jun
1
Mon
Enhancing the cyber resilience of the financial sector @ EUI Premises, Florence
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

Course dates: 1-3 June 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Emran Islam and Klaus Loeber (European Central Bank)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, financial stability and legal department experts in Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector members, law firms and practitioners

Detailed information on the course will be available shortly