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Jul
2
Thu
Online debate: Assessing the Preliminary Impact of COVID-19 on the EU Banking Sector @ Online
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Presentation by Mario Quagliariello

Presentation by Véronique Ormezzano

Presentation by Til Schuermann

Presentation by Nicholas Véron

In this online debate, Mario Quagliariello (European Banking Authority) will provide selected findings on the state of health of the EU banking sector during the first phase of the crisis and will review what preliminary assessments tell us about banks’ resilience (e.g. asset quality, capital & liquidity buffers, operational continuity). The online debate will also discuss merits and limits of different diagnostic tools – such as stress testing – but also data needs and methodological challenges. It will conclude by engaging with lessons learnt for risk assessment.
Following Mario Quagliariello’s initial remarks, Véronique Ormezzano (BNP Paribas), Til Schuermann (Oliver Wyman) and Nicolas Véron (PIIE and Bruegel) will be sharing their perspectives on the current state of the banking sector and the challenges ahead.
The debate will be chaired by Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and Florence School of Banking and Finance, EUI) and is part of a COVID-19 online event series organised by the Florence School of Banking and Finance to discuss Europe’s economic policy response to the pandemic.


Moderator

Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
Elena Carletti is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She is also at the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute, is a member of Board of Directors of Unicredit SpA and a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Furthermore, she is research professor at the Bundesbank, a member of the Expert Panel on banking supervision for the European Parliament, a member of the Scientific Committee “Paolo Baffi Lecture” at the Bank of Italy, a member of Bruegel Scientific Committee, Research Fellow at CEPR, Fellow of the Finance Theory Group, CESifo, IGIER, and Wharton Financial Institutions Center. She is the author of numerous articles on Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, Corporate Governance and Sovereign Debt.

   

Speaker

Mario Quagliariello Director, Economic Analysis and Statistics, European Banking Authority
Mario Quagliariello is the Director of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Department at the European Banking Authority. The Department is in charge of the analysis of risks in the EU banking sector and stress testing. The Department also holds responsibility for the statistical tasks carried out by the EBA and runs the impact assessments of regulatory measures. He previously served as Head of the Risk Analysis Unit at the EBA and as a Senior Economist at Banca d’Italia. Mario has published articles in international journals and edited the volume Stress Testing the Banking System: Methodologies and Applications, published by the Cambridge University Press. For Riskbooks, he co-edited the volume Basel III and Beyond and edited Europe’s New Supervisory Toolkit: Data, Benchmarking and Stress Testing for Banks and their Regulators. He holds a BA in economics with honours from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of York.



Commentators

Véronique Ormezzano, Head of Group Prudential Affairs for BNP Paribas
Véronique Ormezzano is Head of Group Prudential Affairs for BNP Paribas since November 2015. In this role, she is responsible for the definition of BNP Paribas groupwide responses to new prudential regulations, in close liaison with regulatory experts in the various business lines and functions. She is also in charge of orchestrating the group’ relationships with regulatory authorities, industry associations and relevant peers, leveraging the various teams within Group Public Affairs, as well as business lines, functions and territories, and in close liaison with top management. She has been appointed Alternate Chair of AFME Prudential Regulatory Board in September 2016, she is a member of EBF Banking Supervision Committee and is actively participating to various industry groups and conferences. Since June 2017, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas UK Ltd. She was previously, since 2009, Global Head of Official Institutions Coverage at BNP Paribas. In this role, she created and led a team of Senior Bankers dedicated to Sovereigns, Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Supranationals, delivering the whole range of financial services across geographies and business lines: Primary and Secondary Debt Capital Markets, Hedging instruments, Reserve Management, Implementation of monetary policy, Asset Allocation, Alternative Investments in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Securities Services, Corporate Finance and Advisory. She joined Paribas in 1994 after several years as a management consultant in the Finance Division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and held various responsibilities in the bank, as Head of economic Capital and RAROC project in the Risk Department (1994-1998), as Head of Loan Portfolio Management in Corporate and Investment Banking (1998-2006), and as Head of Financial Information and Investor Relation in the Group’s Finance Division (2006-2009)


Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head of Oliver Wyman’s Risk & Public Policy practice in the Americas.
Til Schuermann advises private and public sector clients on stress testing, capital planning, enterprise-wide risk management, model risk management and corporate governance including board oversight. He participated in the stress testing of the Spanish (2012) and Slovenian (2013) banking systems, and the European Central Bank’s Comprehensive Assessment in 2014. In 2016 Til conducted an assessment of the Bank of England’s stress testing program for the IMF, and recently supported the UN in a global project of estimating the impact of climate risk on banks. Til also is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable. Until March 2011, Til was a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he held numerous positions, including head of Financial Intermediation in Research and head of Credit Risk in Bank Supervision. In Spring 2009, he played a leadership role in the design and execution of the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program (SCAP – bank stress test), and the subsequent Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) programs. He has numerous publications in both academic and practitioner journals, is on the FRM exam committee for GARP, a member of the advisory board of the NYU Courant Institute Mathematical Finance program, and has taught at Columbia University and at the Wharton School where he is a Research Fellow. Til received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Nicolas Véron Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Bruegel
Nicolas Véron is a Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since October 2009 and is a senior fellow at Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped cofound in 2002–2004. A French citizen and graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, he has held various positions in the public and private sectors, including as corporate adviser to France’s labor minister (1997–2000), as chief financial officer of the publicly listed internet company MultiMania / Lycos France (2000–2002), and as an independent financial services consultant. Since July 2013 he has been a board member of the derivatives arm of the Depository Trust and Clearing. His research is mostly about financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union. He has published on accounting standards, audit firm governance, banking supervision, cross-border financial crisis management, economic nationalism, financing of high-growth firms, industrial policy, internationalization of large companies, oversight of inward investment in the European Union, and rating agencies. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its second annual 50 Most Influential list, with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.



Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on Zoom. Registered participants will receive the credentials to join the event at 10:00 AM (CET) on 02 July 2020. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. 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.
Jul
22
Wed
Online debate: Consolidation in the Banking Sector @ Online
Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Moderator

Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
Elena Carletti is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She is also at the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute, is a member of Board of Directors of Unicredit SpA and a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). Furthermore, she is research professor at the Bundesbank, a member of the Expert Panel on banking supervision for the European Parliament, a member of the Scientific Committee “Paolo Baffi Lecture” at the Bank of Italy, a member of Bruegel Scientific Committee, Research Fellow at CEPR, Fellow of the Finance Theory Group, CESifo, IGIER, and Wharton Financial Institutions Center. She is the author of numerous articles on Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, Corporate Governance and Sovereign Debt.

   

Speaker

Edouard Fernandez-Bollo ECB Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board at the European Central Bank








Andreas Dombret, Columbia University, former Member of the Board of Deutsche Bundesbank






Sep
2
Wed
FINTECH – Innovation, Finance and Regulation @ Online
Sep 2 – Sep 18 all-day
Qualitative

Course dates: 02 – 18 September 2020

Place: Online

Course Director: Philipp Paech (London School of Economics); Senior experts from the public sector

Instructors: Klaus Löber (European Central Bank), Elisabeth Noble (European Banking Authority); Senior experts and interviewees from the public and private sector tba

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), National Supervisory Authorities, Economists and Risk Managers in financial institutions and private banks, Lawyers and Accountants, Ph.D. Students, Post-Graduate Researchers, Assistant Professors.

More information and registrations
Sep
7
Mon
DEBTCON4 – 4th Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference @ Vila Salviati
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

The European University Institute will be hosting the 4th edition of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, on 7-8 September 2020 in Florence, Italy.

The objective of DebtCon4 is to discuss state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on sovereign debt and related policy issues, and to foster interaction among academics, senior policymakers, supervisors, industry representatives and other practitioners.

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Sep
18
Fri
Panel Data for Banking Sector Analysts @ Online
Sep 18 – Sep 29 all-day

Course dates: 18-29 September 2020

Place: Online

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.

More information and registrations
Oct
12
Mon
Anti-Money Laundering Academy @ Online
Oct 12 – Nov 2 all-day

Course dates: 12 October – 02 November 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Instructors: Anthony Charrie, Dominik Kaefer, Sean Kennedy, Lisa Quest, Daniel Tannebaum (Oliver Wyman); Michael Levi (Cardiff University); Caroline Gadner, Endija Springe (European Banking Authority); Olena Loboiko (DG FISMA); Eleni Tsingou (Copenhagen Business School)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

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

More information and registrations
Nov
4
Wed
Monetary Policy Transmission @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 4 – Nov 6 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

More information and registrations
Nov
9
Mon
Bank Resolution Academy @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day
Qualitative

Course dates: 9-11 November 2020

Place: EUI Premises, Florence

Course Directors: Seraina Grünewald (Radboud University Nijmegen); Emiliano Tornese (European Commission); Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Course Instructors: Anna Gardella (European Banking Authority), Katerina Theodossiou (Bank of Greece), More experts from private and public sector tba.

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

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, financial institutions in the private sector, law firms.

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Nov
25
Wed
Liquidity, Crisis and Public Policies: A Model-Based Approach @ EUI Premises, Florence
Nov 25 – Nov 27 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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Nov
27
Fri
Bank resolution in times of COVID-19 @ SRB Premises - Brussels
Nov 27 all-day

Call for papers open!

Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2020

The Single Resolution Board and the Florence School of Banking and Finance (European University Institute) are organising an interdisciplinary Academic Event on ‘Bank resolution in times of COVID-19’. The event will take place on 27 November 2020 at the premises of the Single Resolution Board in Brussels [or in an online format].

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the European Union and the principles and instruments of its recently established Banking Union. Fortunately, great strides have been made towards financial stability in the last 12 years. European policymakers have created and shaped a de facto macroeconomic financial stability objective, in which the resolution pillar plays an important role. Financial stability and bank resolution are currently striding along the road, and their relationship remains debated. Some have argued that bank resolution fosters financial stability, by preventing unexpected and disorderly bank exits from the sector. Others have contended that the potential enforcement of some resolution tools, such as bail-in, may represent a risk for the stability of the system.

During its four years of existence and well before the COVID-19 emergency, some building blocks of the crisis management framework have been challenged. It has been argued that the consistency of the resolution regime with other instruments, such as the European Stability Mechanism facilities, and with national legal orders (e.g. domestic insolvency regimes, safeguard of creditor’s property rights, national central bank resources) could be further improved, also to ensure more legal certainty. The firepower of the Single Resolution Fund depends also on the introduction of the Common Backstop, potentially provided by the European Stability Mechanism.

Will this step contribute to the prevention of financial instability?

Will the design of the resolution framework prevent a second wave of bank bail-out in the European Union in the COVID-19 context?

To what extent can the stability of the European banking sector be maintained while minimising the use of public funds in the banking sector?

Against this background, the aim of the event is to bring together leading scholars and policy-makers in order to discuss economic, financial, legal, political and public policy topics located at the intersection between financial stability and bank resolution and in the context of COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you in November 2020!


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