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Cross border financial services: Europe’s Cinderella?

SUERF/Belgian Financial Forum (BFF) Conference

Cross border financial services: Europe’s Cinderella?

Friday, 15 November 2019

Venue:  Auditorium National Bank of Belgium
            Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 61
            1000 Brussels, Belgium

Organising committee:
Urs Birchler, University of Zurich and SUERF
Ernest Gnan, Oesterreichische Nationalbank and SUERF
Frank Lierman, BFF and SUERF
Frank Wulms, Julius Baer and SUERF

For more information about the conference and the registration procedure, please contact suerf@oenb.at.

Cross-border trade in financial services is underdeveloped within the EU, and it meets numerous obstacles between non-EU countries and EU members like the US or Switzerland. International trade organizations like WTO have not achieved much progress in the area of financial services. With Brexit, the issue may become even more serious. At the same time, many non-EU destinations like the US, Switzerland, Singapore or Hong Kong are fighting for market shares. What could be done to free EU cross-border financial services from their fetters?

Programme

Friday, 15 November 2019
08:15 Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:45 Opening and Welcome

Jean Hilgers, BFF President I National Bank of Belgium

Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General I Oesterreichische National Bank

 
09:00 Keynote Speech

Chair: Ernest Gnan, Counsel to the Board and Head, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank I SUERF


Who benefits from banks’ cross-border competition
Robert Koopman, Director, Economic Research and Statistics, WTO
PresentationPresentation

 
09:45 Panel 1: The intra and extra EU cross border financial services (in)activity: Europe’s Cinderella?

Chair: Urs Birchler, Prof. Em., University of Zurich I SUERF


Banking (de)globalisationand Europe
Goetz von Peter, Principal Economist, Monetary and Economic Department, International Data Hub, BIS
PresentationPresentation


Between dreams and reality
Jan Van Hove, Chief Economist, KBC Group
PresentationPresentation


The intra and extra EU cross border nancial services (in)activity: Europe’s Cinderella?
Mathias Hoffmann, Professor, International Trade and Finance, University of Zurich
PresentationPresentation

Carey Evans, Director, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock

 
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Panel 2: New developments in European financial regulation: what implications for cross- border financial services

Chair: Isabelle Vaillant, Director of Prudential Regulation and Supervisory Policy, EBA


Cross-border consolidation in Europe
Gonzalo Gasos, Head of Prudential Policy and Supervision, European Banking Federation (EBF)
PresentationPresentation

Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, FSMA
PresentationPresentation

Philipp Härle, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
PresentationPresentation

 
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Keynote Speech

Chair: Frank Lierman, Belgium Financial Forum I SUERF


Opening the EU’s single market for financial sevices to the world – prospects, limtations, options
Almoró Rubin de Cervin, Acting Director of Directorate A at DG FISMA, EC

 
15:15 Panel 3: The future geography of financial services: Views of the financial industry

Chair: Michala Marcussen, Group Chief Economist, Société Générale I SUERF Vice President

Tim Clausen, Head of International Regulatory Policy and Strategy, HSBC

François Benaroya, Head of CEE/Turkey, BNP Paribas

Peter Hahn, Dean & Henry Grunfeld Professor of Banking, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Frank Wulms, Executive Director, Public Policy International, Bank Julius Bär & CO. Ltd

 
16:45 End and farewell coffee


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