FBF Annual Conference: “The Changing Geography of Finance and Regulation in Europe”
The annual conference of the Florence School of Banking and Finance, organised at the European University Institute (EUI), brings together leading economists, lawyers, political scientists and policy makers to discuss the current economic situation in Europe.
Franklin Allen | Brevan Howard Centre Imperial College
Elena Carletti | BAFFI CAREFIN Bocconi University and European University Institute
Joanna Gray | Birmingham University
Mitu Gulati | Duke University
The financial world is undergoing a profound technological change. The advent of innovative
technologies is unsettling the industry’s modus operandi which will soon enough disrupt the current
practices of both supervisors and central banks. Big data, block-chain and the proliferation of
distributed ledgers are only a few illustrations of a wider financial technology industry build-up –
known as FinTech – which will revolutionise the global financial infrastructure.
As a result of this, the geography of finance is evolving at a rapid pace. In this new context of digital transformation and innovation, how should regulation respond? Is regulatory arbitrage and the reliance on more decentralised regulatory regimes a possible solution or is the top-down central model resilient enough to sustain these changes? Can regulators turn these new challenges into opportunities?
- Session 1: The New World of FinTech
- Session 2: Regulatory Arbitrage across Jurisdictions
- Session 3: A Case Study: BREXIT