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Apr
8
Thu
The European Banking Sector: Preparing for Consolidation @ Online
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

THIS SEMINAR IS PART OF THE FBF BANK BOARD ACADEMY FOR NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS


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Consolidation has often been described as critical instrument to address the woes of Europe’s banking sector. Consolidation may entail diverse benefits for banks’ profitability, address overcapacity, foster private risk-sharing. However, the effects of consolidation on banks’ sound risk management and its broader impact on the stability of the financial system are uncertain. Some guidance and supervisory expectations have been developed in European prudential supervision (e.g. setting of capital requirements, the treatment of badwill, and the use of internal models by the newly consolidated entities). In this regard, the role of bank board members is key in understanding and addressing both opportunities and challenges raised by consolidation projects placed under their scrutiny.
This online debate will ask:

  • What are the opportunities and risks in the consolidation of the European banking sector?
  • How can consolidation contribute to the key objectives of the Banking Union?
  • Is consolidation the solution to address some of the core challenges faced by banks and their boards, i.e. low profitability and non-performing assets?
  • What are the main elements that bank board members should pay attention to when preparing for consolidation?
  • What are the factors of success for a consolidation through a merger and acquisition operation (including cross-border M&A)?
  • What is the role of independent board members in ensuring sustainable consolidation projects?


Chair

Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
Elena Carletti is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She is also founding director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance 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.

   

Speakers

Andreas Dombret (Columbia University, former Member of the Board of Deutsche Bundesbank)
Andreas Dombret is currently Global Senior Advisor to companies like Oliver Wyman, Sumitomo Bank, Houlihan Lokey, Autonomous, Deposit Solutions and Banco Santander. Prior to that, he has been Board Member of the Deutsche Bundesbank from 2010 to 2018, Supervisory Board Member of the European Central Bank from 2014 to 2018 and Member of the Board of Directors at the Bank for International Settlements from 2012 to 2018.






Dominique Laboureix (French Prudential Supervisory Authority – Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution – ACPR)
Dominique Laboureix holds the position of Secretary General of the French Prudential Supervisory Authority (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution – ACPR), to which he was appointed in October 2019. ACPR is the administrative authority chaired by the Governor of Banque de France that supervises the banking and insurance sectors and ensures financial stability, in close collaboration with the European Central Bank. It also has resolution powers on both sectors. Moreover, ACPR is responsible for protecting the customers of the supervised institutions and ensuring fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. Dominique Laboureix is member of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), member of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and alternate member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Since June 2020, he co-chairs the BCBS Task Force on Evaluation. Between 2015 and 2019, he was among the founding members of the Single Resolution Board, the Brussels authority in charge of resolving banks in the Banking Union. Notably, he was responsible for resolution planning and preparation of decisions for banking groups from six European countries. He chaired the EBA Resolution Committee between 2015 and 2019 and was involved in a number of European and international fora. From 2013 to 2014, he was Deputy Director-General in charge of creating the Directorate of Resolution within ACPR and was notably responsible for building the first resolution plans of French banking institutions. He was involved in several international committees, in particular, within the Financial Stability Board. From 2011 to 2013, he was Director of the Banque de France Finance and Management Control Directorate. Between 2007 and 2011, he was Director of the ACPR Research and Policy Directorate, benefiting from an over 10 year experience of banking supervision with the Off-Site Directorate of the prudential authority. He started his career within Banque de France in the department in charge of payment systems and market infrastructures. Dominique Laboureix is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and has a master degree in business law from Paris II University


Luigi de Vecchi (Chairman EMEA Banking – Capital Markets & Advisory Citi)
Luigi de Vecchi, currently Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa of Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory. Prior to joining Citi, he was Co- Head of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Professor of Finance and member of the Advisory Board of the LUISS University in Rome. He is also Chairman of Fondazione Sylva involved with reforestation and a member of the Board of Director of Save the Children Italy and of Fondazione Nuovo Millennio – Scuola Politica “Vivere nella Comunità”.




This sixth online seminar takes place in the framework of the Challenges for Bank Board Members series, which aims at building a community of professionals from the banking and finance industry interested in deepening their knowledge about bank boards’ functioning and learning how to challenge bank management effectively. Seminar speakers include an international faculty of regulators, supervisors, and academics together with bank and finance professionals. The Challenges for Bank Board Members series is part of the new FBF Bank Board Academy for Non-Executive Directors.

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Apr
20
Tue
Lecture by Mairead McGuinness: “Making finance work for citizens” @ Online
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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MAKING FINANCE WORK FOR CITIZENS

Lecture by Mairead McGuinness, EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union.
20 April 2021 – 13:00 CEST

FBF Annual Lecture

WOMEN IN FINANCE SERIES


Commissioner McGuiness will offer a keynote address on the occasion of the FBF Annual Lecture. This lecture represents the kick-off event of a new lecture series “Women in Finance” which aims to highlight successful women across different areas of finance, public service, academia, and private sector.
“For many, the financial world feels distant and complex. As Commissioner, I want to help bridge the gap between citizens and the financial institutions that serve them. At an individual level, boosting financial literacy can help give people the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions. That needs to be complemented by our other policies, including consumer protection. More broadly, financial regulation should keep people in mind. Developing the Capital Markets Union would allow investments and savings to flow across the EU. Our upcoming retail investment strategy will help retail investors participate in capital markets. We need to keep up with technology, putting the right regulation in place to ensure people can benefit from the latest innovations safely – including encouraging the development of innovation in retail payments. Financial markets should be a force for positive social change, particularly with regard to the environment.”

Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union.

Speaker

Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union. Before joining the Commission in October 2020, Ms McGuinness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2017. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years, and was a Vice-President of the Parliament since 2014.
Apr
21
Wed
The Eurogroup, Economic Union and COVID @ Online
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Online Lecture

The Florence School of Banking and Finance and the European Governance and Politics Programme at European University Institutes are happy to invite you to the:

The Eurogroup, Economic Union and COVID

with Paschal Donohoe, Irish Minister of Finance and President Eurogroup

 

Programme

11.00 – 11.03 | Welcome by Renaud Dehousse | EUI President
11.03 – 11.10 | Introduction by online lecture chair and moderator Brigid Laffan | Director Robert Schuman Centre
11.10 – 11.25 | Speech by Paschal Donohoe | Irish Minister of Finance and President Eurogroup
11.25 – 11.40 | Commentators:
  • Pierre Schlosser | Scientific Coordinator, Florence School of Banking and Finance
  • Daniele Caramani | Ernst B Haas Chair and Director of the EGPP

11.40 – 12.10 | Questions and Answers session
12.10 – 12.15 | Concluding remarks and future challenges by Thorsten Beck | Director Florence School of Banking and Finance
Apr
30
Fri
Climate Risks Academy @ Online
Apr 30 – May 21 all-day
Quantitative

Co-organized with Oliver Wyman, in scientific cooperation with the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance

Academy dates: 30 April – 21 May 2021

Academy directors: Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman); Pierre Schlosser (European University Institute, Florence School of Banking and Finance)

Core Faculty: Jan Cornillie, Jos Delbeke (European University Institute-School of Transnational Governance); Paul Fisher (Oliver Wyman and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University); Ilya Khaykin, Cornelia Neumann, Alban Pyanet (Oliver Wyman); Anne Platou (DNB Bank ASA); Bas Van Ruijven (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA); Peter Vis (Rud Pedersen Public Affairs & European University Institute-School of Transnational Governance)

Guest contributors: Adrien Amzallag, Julien Mazzacurati (European Securities and Markets Authority); Beverley Adams (Marsh Risk Consulting)
David Carlin (United Nations Environment Programme Finance Alternative); Reby Gulcan(Global Infrastructure Partners); Paul Hiebert (European Central Bank); Angel Monzon, Raffaele Passaro, Hanno Stremmel (European Banking Authority)

Teaching Associates: Maria Ana Barata, Christy Ann Petit (European University Institute, Florence School of Banking and Finance)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Introductory / Intermediate

Target: International micro-prudential and macro-prudential authorities, EU officials, EBA, ESRB, SRB, National Supervisory Authorities, Financial stability and research departments of Central Banks, staff members of Financial Institutions, Lawyers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers.

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May
4
Tue
Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities for Banks, Central Banks and Investors @ Online
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

THIS SEMINAR IS PART OF THE FBF BANK BOARD ACADEMY FOR NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS


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Chair

Thorsten Beck (The Business School (formerly Cass) and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
Thorsten Beck is currently professor of banking and finance at The Business School (formerly Cass) in London. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the CESifo. He was professor of economics from 2008 to 2014 at Tilburg University and the founding chair of the European Banking Center there from 2008 to 2013. Previously he worked many years in the research department of the World Bank and has also worked as consultant for – among others – the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the BIS, the IMF, the European Commission, and the German Development Corporation. He is also a member of the Advisory Scientific Council of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and is co-editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance. His research, academic publications and operational work have focused on two major questions: What is the relationship between finance and economic development? What policies are needed to build a sound and effective financial system? Recently, he has concentrated on access to financial services, including SME finance, as well as on the design of regulatory and bank resolution frameworks. In addition to numerous academic publications in leading economics and finance journals, he has co-authored several policy reports on access to finance, financial systems in Africa and cross-border banking. His country experience, both in operational and research work, includes Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia and several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to presentation at numerous academic conferences, including several keynote addresses, he is invited regularly to policy panels across Europe. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia and an MA from the University of Tübingen in Germany.  

Speakers

Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva (Deputy General Manager Bank for International Settlements)
Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva became Deputy General Manager on 1 October 2015. Before joining the BIS, Mr Pereira da Silva, a Brazilian national, had been Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil since 2010. Prior to that, he worked in various positions for the World Bank in Washington DC, Tokyo and southern Africa. He also served as Chief Economist for the Brazilian Ministry of Budget and Planning, and as Brazil’s Deputy Finance Minister in charge of international affairs.




Belén Romana (Non Executive Director, Santander, Aviva and SIX Group.) tbc
Appointed to the board of Aviva plc on 26 June 2015. Belén is a highly respected former senior Spanish civil servant. In 2000 she was promoted to Director General for Economic Policy, with responsibility for coordinating macroeconomic and microeconomic policy across several industry sectors. In 2003 she was appointed Head of the Spanish Treasury, reporting directly to the Minister of Economy and Finance. She has a significant knowledge of financial services, including insurance and regulation, and a broad European experience working with European Commission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Belén was formerly President and Chairman at Sareb (asset management company), where she managed various stakeholders with interests in Spain’s economic stability across Europe; Secretary General at Círculo de Empresarios; and Strategy and Corporate Development Director at ONO (telecommunications company) with responsibility for investor relations, risk management and the internal audit departments. She has also held Non-Executive positions at Ageas (insurance), Acerinox (stainless steel manufacturing conglomerate) and Banesto (banking). Belén is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of Banco Santander (banking) and is a member of the advisory board of the Foundation Rafael del Pino and co-chair of the Global Board of Trustees of The Digital Future Society.


Axel A. Weber (Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group AG)
Axel A. Weber has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS since 2012. He is chairman of the Institute of International Finance, a board member of the Swiss Bankers Association and a member of the Group of Thirty as well as the Trilateral Commission, among others. Mr. Weber was president of the German Bundesbank between 2004 and 2011, during which time he also served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, German governor of the International Monetary Fund and as a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. Mr. Weber’s academic career includes professorships at the Universities of Cologne, Frankfurt / Main, Bonn and Chicago. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen, where he also received his habilitation.



This seventh online seminar takes place in the framework of the Challenges for Bank Board Members series, which aims at building a community of professionals from the banking and finance industry interested in deepening their knowledge about bank boards’ functioning and learning how to challenge bank management effectively. Seminar speakers include an international faculty of regulators, supervisors, and academics together with bank and finance professionals. The Challenges for Bank Board Members series is part of the new FBF Bank Board Academy for Non-Executive Directors.

FBF Bank Board Academy Brochure

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May
12
Wed
A green mandate for the ECB? #FBFDiscuss! @ Online
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The first event of the #FBFDiscuss series will develop around the motion: “This house believes that the ECB should include climate change mitigation within its mandate.”

Greening the mandate of the European Central Bank (ECB) is intensely debated in policy and academic circles, also in the context of its monetary policy strategy review, with results expected later in 2021. The political, economic, and legal room for manoeuvre is questioned to address the challenges posed by climate change mitigation within the central bank’s mandate. Is the ECB mandate fit for green purposes? Could the operational framework of monetary policy contribute to broader EU policies to fight climate change?

Proponent

Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management.

Dirk Schoenmaker is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Director of the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation. He is also a Fellow at the think tank Bruegel. His research covers the fields of sustainable finance, central banking, financial supervision and European banking. Before joining RSM, Dirk worked at the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Bank of England. Dirk is (co-)author of Principles of Sustainable Finance (OUP), Financial Markets and Institutions: A European Perspective (CUP) and Governance of International Banking: The Financial Trilemma (OUP).


Opponent

Photo: Julian Beekmann

Hans-Peter Gruener, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim.

Hans Peter Grüner is Professor of Economics, Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on the design of political and economic institutions (mechanism design), European financial and monetary policy, political reforms, capital markets and the distribution of wealth.  He has been a consultant to various companies and government institutions including UBS, BMW, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR, London and an Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Grüner has published in leading international journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Economic Theory and the Journal of Public Economics.





References

  • Dirk Schoenmaker, ‘Greening Monetary Policy’ (2021) 21 Climate Policy 581, link.
  • Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), Adapting central bank operations to a hotter world – Reviewing some options, Technical document, March 2021, link.

#FBFDiscuss is a new Oxford-Union style debate format that will bring together two contestants from academia to debate a specific motion. After the opening statements, the event will see the direct participation of the public who will have the chance to pose their questions and vote for their favourite opinion.

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May
31
Mon
Anti-Money Laundering Academy @ Online
May 31 – Jun 18 all-day
Qualitative

In cooperation with Oliver Wyman

Course dates: 31 May – 18 June 2021

Academy Directors
Andrea Federico (Oliver Wyman); Pierre Schlosser (Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)

Academy Coordinators
Anthony Charrie (Oliver Wyman); Christy Ann Petit (Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)

Core Faculty
Carolin Gardner, Endija Springe (European Banking Authority); Dominik Käfer, Sean Kennedy, Lisa Quest, Daniel Tannebaum (Oliver Wyman); Olena Loboiko (European Commission, DG FISMA); Eleni Tsingou (Copenhangen Business School)

Guest contributors
Martin Andersson, Alexandre Cailleteau, Anton Kraminkin, Jayant P Raman (Oliver Wyman); Michael Levi (Cardiff University)

Area: Risk management

Level: Intermediate

Target: Members from SSM, EBA, European Commission, National Supervisory Authorities, Financial Institutions Professionals, Compliance Officers, Lawyers, Academics, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers.

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Jun
4
Fri
Sitting on Boards: Better Check and Control of Risks @ Online
Jun 4 – Jul 2 all-day

Course dates: 04 June – 02 July 2021

Training Programme

Sitting on Boards: Better Check and Control of Risks

Online training, fees apply

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Jun
14
Mon
MIFID II/MIFIR: Evolution and Revolution
Jun 14 – Jul 2 all-day
Qualitative

Course dates: 14 June – 02 July 2021

Course Directors: Veerle Colaert (KU Leuven University); Matteo Gargantini (University of Utrecht)

Guest Instructors: Federico della Negra (European Central Bank); Eugenia Macchiavello (University of Genova); Diego Valiante (University of Bologna)

Interview Partners: Francesco Costantino (Regulatory Consulting), Christiane Hölz (DSW/Better Finance), Rainer Riess (FESE)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Intermediate

Target: EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESMA, 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.

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Oct
1
Fri
Sitting on Boards: Better Quality and Better Governance @ EUI Premises, Florence
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Course dates: 01 – 03 October 2021

Training Programme

Sitting on Boards: Better Quality and Better Governance

Residential* training, fees apply

*Format subject to changes, depending on the circumstances.

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