The Florence School of Banking and Finance organises an yearly executive seminar, periodic lectures and workshops and other policy debate activities, featuring contributions from high-profile practitioners in the domain of banking and finance, including representatives from international organisations, national institutions and the private sector.
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27-28 June 2019
This two-day Executive Seminar (that follows the Chatham House rule) on the New World of Financial Stability (1) took stock of the state of the art in the regulation and supervision of banks and other non-bank actors in Europe; (2) assessed the market impact of and developments in the Single Market for banking and finance; (3) discussed risks and opportunities stemming from new technologies and business models and (4) critically reviewed current oversight gaps and risks and explore possible remedies.
5-6 July 2018
This two-days Chatham House executive seminar on Financial Surveillance assessed the state of the art in the supervision and resolution of banks and other non-bank actors in Europe, discussed the market impact and developments of the recently implemented prudential and resolution rules and critically reviewed current oversight gaps and risks and explore possible remedies.
The sessions gathered high-level speakers on the topics of 'Non-Performing Loans', 'Bank Funding Structures', 'Insurance' and 'CCPs'.
29-30 June 2017
This closed-doors executive seminar was designed to take stock of recent developments in the design, implementation and enforcement of Europe’s banking resolution regime and to discuss possible inconsistencies and shortcomings.
The sessions gathered high-level speakers on the topics of 'Navigating through TLAC and MREL', 'Precautionary recapitalization', 'Lessons learned from concrete crisis management cases' and 'European and international perspectives on the steps needed to complete the EU framework'.
14-15 July 2016
The FBF discussed banking resolution with high-level policy makers, senior practitioners and academics in the first closed door and Chatham House executive seminar.
The aim of this event was to discuss, in the presence of distinguished academics, senior practitioners from financial institutions, decision-makers from the ECB, the European Commission, the SSM, the EBA and the SRB the implications for regulators and financial institutions alike of the newly established banking resolution regime.
29 June 2021 - 13:00 CEST - Online
Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University School of Business will will present the results of her research on gender differences in financial literacy.
This lecture also represents the second event of a new lecture series “Women in Finance”.
21 April 2021 - 11:00 CEST - Online
Paschal Donohoe, Irish Minister of Finance and President Eurogroup will give a speech on the topic "Coordinating Euro area fiscal policy to drive an inclusive recovery" in this virtual event co-organised by the Florence School of Banking and Finance and the European Governance and Politics Programme.
20 April 2021 - 13:00 CEST - Online
Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union will give a speech about bridging the gap between citizens and the financial institutions that serve, in the occasion of the FBF Annual lecture.
This lecture also represents the kick-off event of a new lecture series “Women in Finance”.
12 March 2020
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale, will mention some necessary conditions that need to be met for a true capital market to be created in the occasion of a public lecture in the city centre of Florence. The event is organised jointly with Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze.
22 March 2019
Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board, discusses the EU framework for resolution, expains how the SRB conceives and works (with the banks under its remit) on resolvability, and finally provide an assessment on the state of play and next steps, in the light of the lessons learned from the most recent cases. The event is organised in cooperation with Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze.
15 March 2018
Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board & Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, will discuss the features of a well-functioning banking sector, where banks must be able to fail in an orderly manner. Furthermore, she will discuss the role of the supervisor within the European framework for bank resolution and will shed light on the importance of the upcoming European stress test for supervisors’ assessments of banks’ resilience. The event is organised in cooperation with Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze.
27 November 2017
Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, delivered a lecture to explain why, although the European Central Bank and other central banks in Europe are now looking considerably more powerful than before the crisis, there are still some puzzles remaining. In addition, he illustrated the unique challenges of political legitimacy as well as of economic analysis in the multi-country currency union that the ECB must now face. The event is organised with the support of Fondazione CR Firenze.
25-27 May 2022, Florence (Italy), Villa Salviati, European University Institute
The European University Institute will be hosting the 5th edition of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, on 25-27 May 2022 in Florence (Italy). In addition to DebtCon5, three side events will be held online – further information will be announced in due time, so stay tuned!
In this unique international and interdisciplinary conference, we welcome paper submissions from economists, finance and legal scholars, historians, political scientists, political economists, sociologists and anthropologists working in theoretical and empirical areas related to sovereign debt as well as from practitioners. Contributions from emerging scholars and junior policymakers are highly encouraged. DebtCon5 does not reimburse speaker travel expenses; however, selected scholars who are unable to travel to DebtCon5 for lack of funding may contact the organizers to help identify potential sources of financial support.
The objective of DebtCon5 is to discuss state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on sovereign debt and related policy issues, and to foster interaction among academics, senior policymakers and supervisors, industry representatives, and other practitioners. The conference will include both high-level roundtables, where practice, policy and research will meet, and parallel sessions, where research papers will be presented. Emerging scholars will have the opportunity to present their work in an emerging-scholars side-event.
29 April 2021 - 17:00 CEST - Online
Learning from the cases that have shaped the last decade in the field of auditing, namely Wirecard, Danske Bank and others, the session will gather top international experts to discuss the role of auditing and its interaction with sound corporate governance practices and potential gaps in regulation and enforcement in the EU and the US. The discussion will also approach the risks of concentration in the auditing market.
28 October 2019
This high-profile public conference in Berlin is organised by FRS Financial Risk and Stability, with ESMT Berlin and the Florence School of Banking and Finance as co-organisers.
The debate in the conference will focus on the 'EU between Regress and Progress: How to cope with National Banking Policies, Single Market Deficiencies and the unsolved Sharing Issue – Political dynamics and their repercussions on regulatory and institutional settings'. The event will be followed by a Research Workshop on 29 October 2019.
13 June 2017
This half-day workshop is held in the context of the 10th International Risk Management Conference, co-organized by the New York University Stern Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions and the University of Florence.
The workshop involved practitioners in the regulation and risk management sectors, assessing their mutial interplay in a period where risk assessment methodologies are becoming increasingly complex and the regulatory and supervisory framework of the financial sector is getting more intrusive.