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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.

    Next Online Seminar

    4 May | 13.00-14.15 CET
    Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities for Banks, Central Banks and Investors
    Chair: Thorsten Beck (The Business School (formerly Cass) and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
    Speakers: Axel Weber (Chairman, UBS), Belén Romana (Non Executive Director, Santander, Aviva and SIX Group.) tbc, Luiz Pereira da Silva (Deputy General Manager, Bank for International Settlements)

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  • 2020

    3 December | 1.00-2.00pm CET

    Bank Boards and Supervisory Expectations

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speaker: Elizabeth McCaul (Supervisory Board Member, European Central Bank)
    Commentator: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Chairman, Société Générale)

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    17 December | 1.00-2.00pm CET

    Governance and Oversight: Lessons from Wirecard

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speaker: James Freis (Former CEO, Wirecard)

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    2021

    21 January | 1.00-2.00pm CET

    Credit Risk after Covid

    Chair: Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
    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 | 1.00-2.00pm CET

    Fit and Proper Assessment: Better Boards for Better Banks?

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speaker: Edouard Fernandez-Bollo (Supervisory Board Member, European Central Bank), Laragh Cassar (Non-Executive Director, APS Bank Malta), Hans-Helmut Kotz (Non-Executive Member of the Board, Caixa Geral de Depósitos & Resident Fellow, Harvard)  

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    18 March | 1.00-2.15pm CET

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

    Chair: Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School and Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute)
    Speakers: Thomas Vlassopoulos (Head of Monetary Analysis Division), Vitor Constâncio (Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Former Vice-President, European Central Bank), Julie Galbo (Board Member, DNB Bank ASA)

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    8 April | 1.00-2.15pm CET

    The European Banking Sector: Preparing for Consolidation?

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speakers: Dominique Laboureix (Secretary-General, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel – ACPR); Luigi de Vecchi (Chairman EMEA Banking – Capital Markets & Advisory Citi)

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    4 May | 1.00-2.15pm CET

    Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities for Banks, Central Banks and Investors

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speakers: Axel Weber (Chairman, UBS), Luiz Pereira da Silva (Deputy General Manager, Bank for International Settlements)

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    28 May | 1.00-2.15pm CET

    Banks’ Board Members and Policy Makers: A Conversation

    Chair: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
    Speaker: Andrea Enria (Chair, the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank) 

Watch the recordings of previous seminars

 

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

18 March 2021

In this online seminar chaired by Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School and FBF, EUI), Vitor Constâncio ( Lisbon School of Economics & Management, former Vice President European Central Bank), Julie B. Galbo (Board Member, DNB Bank ASA) and Thomas Vlassopoulos (Head of Monetary Analysis Division, European Central Bank) have examined the effects of low interest rates on bank profitability and risk appetite and what are the main drivers of the current low-for-long interest rates that bank board members should pay attention to.

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Fit and Proper Assessment: Better Boards for Better Banks?

19 February 2021

In this online seminar chaired by Elena Carletti (Bocconi University) Edouard Fernandez-Bollo (Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank), Hans-Helmut Kotz, (non-executive Member of the Board of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon and Resident Fellow at Harvard) and Laragh Cassar, APS Bank Malta discussed how effective is the FAP framework to ensure sound governance, adequate risk-taking, and accountability of the management body towards the Board

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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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GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT: LESSONS FROM WIRECARD

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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BANK BOARDS AND SUPERVISORY EXPECTATIONS

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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