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Online Seminar Series

Challenges for Bank Board Members

  • This series aims at building a community of banking and finance industry professionals interested in deepening their knowledge of bank boards’ functioning and in learning how to challenge bank management effectively. Seminar speakers will include an international faculty of regulators, supervisors, and academics together with bank representatives. The seminars are open to all and free of charge, upon registration on the FBF Bank Board Academy website.
  • 2020

    3 December

    Bank Boards and Supervisory Expectations

    Speaker: Elizabeth McCaul (Supervisory Board member, ECB)
    Commentator: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Chairman, Société Générale)

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    17 December

    Governance and Oversight: Lessons from Wirecard

    Speaker: James Freis (Former CEO, Wirecard)

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    21 January

    Credit Risk after Covid

    Speakers: José Manuel Campa (Chairperson, European Banking Authority),
    Klara Jandova (Partner, Oliver Wyman), Francesca Tondi Guy (Non Executive Director, UniCredit group)

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    19 February

    Fit and Proper Assessment: Better Boards for Better Banks?

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speaker: Edouard Fernandez-Bollo (Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank)

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    Low-interest Rates for long: the Impact on Bank Profitability and Risk Appetite


    The European Banking Sector: Preparing for Consolidation?


    Banks’ Board Members and Policy Makers: A Conversation

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Credit Risk after Covid

21 January 2021

In this online debate chaired by Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute), José Manuel Campa (Chairperson, European Banking Authority), Klara Jandova (Partner, Oliver Wyman) and Francesca Tondi Guy (Non Executive Director, UniCredit group) assessed the credit risk situation in the banking sector and the banks’ operating models and strategies to ensure credit risk monitoring and management after Covid. They also discussed the implications for the role of the NED in the management of credit risk by the management

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17 December 2020

In this online debate James H. Freis, Jr. (Former CEO, Wirecard) reflected upon broader Wirecard lessons for Boards and Banks in having an efficient corporate governance framework with effective control functions. He discussed financial reporting and auditing deficiencies and inefficiencies, legal and procedural impediments in supervising and enforcing financial information Finally alternatives for the overall supervisory system (from whistleblowing mechanisms to the supervisory architecture in Europe) have been considered.

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03 December 2020

In this online debate Elizabeth McCaul (Supervisory Board member, European Central Bank) and Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Chairman, Société Générale) identified current supervisory expectations towards bank boards in ensuring banks’ good governance and resilience, and explored targeted SSM supervisory measures and SREP requirements to strengthen corporate governance. The debate also focused on the bank boards’ involvement in challenging the bank’s executives, the segregation of bank board oversight and management and finally considered the implications of COVID-19 on supervisory expectations and bank boards.

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