8 March 2012 - Future Risks and Fragilities for Financial Stability

SUERF/ICFR Conference

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Thursday, 8 March, 2012
at the Small Meeting Room, Friends House,
173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Conference Report (pdfAlternatively as PDF)
Conference Proceedings (notes and slides as available)
Speaker Biographies


The regulatory response to any crisis tends to set the parameters for the next crisis and the aim of this full day conference is to focus on where the next pressure points for financial stability might arise and how the industry and the regulators can prepare for them. The recent Bank of England Systemic Risk Survey pointed out that the perceived priorities for the regulators are indeed changing, and the EU has embarked on a project which will report later in 2012 on bank structure and risk and what lessons have been learned in the last three years. The conference, organised jointly by the ICFR and SUERF, therefore is very timely and will be well placed to address these key issues which will impact financial markets in the coming years. The core themes of the conference will include: incentives and market discipline; regulation, competition and shadow banking; and size and structure of business models. We are currently inviting chosen authors to submit papers for this conference according to the agenda outlined below. We plan to have a mix of speakers including financial practitioners, supervisors and academics. There will be an opportunity for open discussion in each session and the programme also includes a concluding panel and a keynote address.

Bank of England Systemic Risk Survey (opens in a new window)

Introducing ICFR:

The International Centre for Financial Regulation (ICFR) is the only independent, non-partisan organisation to be exclusively focused on best practice in all aspects of financial regulation internationally. Operating in developed and emerging markets, we deliver our work through research, events and training, that seeks to be practical and focussed on outcomes. We believe in the promotion of efficient, orderly and fair markets which offer appropriate protection for investors and retail consumers alike. Financial centres of the future should be based upon sound principles of regulation, with supervisors, regulators and participants who act in the interest of all stakeholders. We intend to play a crucial part in facilitating this.