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Online seminar – Central Counterparty Clearing and Systemic Risk

April 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
FBF Online Platform
Jan Trevisan
+39 055 4685 802

Download the presentation by Thorsten Koeppl

Download the presentation by Agnieszka Smolenska

 Over the past decade, clearinghouses have subsumed the management of counterparty risk for many financial transactions. Regulators and supervisors thus face a new nexus for risk in financial markets, where these institutions have become too important too fail. The European Union set out a comprehensive regulatory framework for Central Counterparties (CCPs) in recent years, in order to improve their ability to face possible financial distress. Reforms adopted in the last months aim to ensure a more consistent and robust supervision of CCPs in EU and non-EU countries to tackle emerging challenges. In this context, the online seminar will offer a primer on the features of CCPs as both insurers and sources of systemic risk.


Thorsten Koeppl (Professor, Queen’s University)
Thorsten V. Koeppl is a Professor and RBC Fellow in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University. He is currently also the Scholar in Financial Services and Monetary Policy at the CD Howe Institute one of Canada’s most influential policy think tanks. Prof. Koeppl advises the Bank of Canada on Central Bank Digital Currency and in the past has served as an adviser to several other policy institutions in matters of financial market organization, regulation and intervention in the past. Prof. Koeppl has degrees in management and in economics from the Universities of Eichstaett/Ingolstadt and Basle, and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2002. His main research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics (in particular monetary economics), financial market infrastructure and blockchain economics. He has published on these topics in top economics journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics among several others.



Agnieszka Smoleńska (Polityka Insight and European University Institute)
Agnieszka Smoleńska is the acting head of the European Affairs desk at Polityka Insight. Between 2014-2018 she was a PhD Researcher in Law at the European University Institute and a research associate at the Florence School of Banking and Finance, where she focused on the EU banking regulations and the economic reform of the Eurozone. Previously, she worked at the European Commission, the European Parliament, and also cooperated with Transparency International and the World Bank.





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