Financial Stability Conference 2017

"EU at Crossroads: How to respond to Misalignments in Bank Regulation and achieve a consistent Financial Framework?"

  • 5th joint conference on bank regulation and financial reforms in the EU
  • Organizer: Financial Risk and Stability Network | Scientific
  • Co-Organizers: Bruegel, DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Jacques Delors Institut Berlin

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

The line-up of this high-level event consists of 30 international speakers, discussants and moderators from regulatory authorities, central banks, politics, industry, institutions, academia, and organisations. Attached you find the preliminary program.

Participation is free of charge (no fees). If you or colleagues would like to attend, you can register via
Please note that for registering your personal details are required and that participation is restricted: Registrations have to be confirmed by the organiser who will inform you asap. Registration deadline is Oct. 10.

Recent policy developments indicate a return to somewhat laxity in the financial reform process and in implementing rules. Obvious signs are that the finalisation of the Basel 3 accord is put on ice, that weak banks are still protected by their governments, and that according to comments in the U.S. and the U.K. we have to suspect a loosening of regulatory standards and practice. The conference therefore takes a foremost policy-oriented stance to discuss some of the most crucial issues lying ahead. Central questions are the future prospects for international cooperation on regulation, and how to tackle the challenges for achieving a sustainable financial order in the EU. In this respect, the logic of existing bank regulation, the ECB policy as regards financial stability, and the issue of how to deal with non viable banks and NPL are controversial topics to be discussed in the light of new political constellations.

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Amongst the speakers and panelists are:

  • Ignazio Angeloni (European Central Bank)
  • Denis Beau (Banque de France)
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Société Générale)
  • Andrea Enria (European Banking Authority)
  • José Manuel González-Páramo (BBVA)
  • Beverly Hirtle (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  • Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm (Transparency International)
  • Levin Holle (German Federal Ministry of Finance)
  • Rebekah Goshorn Jurata (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
  • Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen (Senate Berlin)
  • Elke König (Single Resolution Board)
  • Philippe Lamberts (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance)
  • Vincenzo La Via (Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance)
  • Francesco Mazzaferro (European Systemic Risk Board)
  • Alessandro Penati (Quaestio Capital Management)
  • Richard Portes (London Business School)
  • Klaus Regling (European Stability Mechanism)
  • Odile Renaud-Basso (French Ministry for the Economy and Finance)
  • Sven Schelo (Linklaters)
  • Ludger Schuknecht (German Federal Ministry of Finance)
  • Helmut Siekmann (Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability)
  • Luigi Federico Signorini (Bank of Italy)
  • Emiliano Tornese (European Commission)


  • Maria Demertzis (Deputy Director, Bruegel)
  • Henrik Enderlein, Director, Jacques Delors Institut Berlin
  • Andy Jobst, Adviser to the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank
  • Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT Berlin and member of the economic advisory board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Financial Management, IESE Business School

About the Financial Risk and Stability Network

FRSN is an independent initiative focusing on regulation, financial stability and financial sector reforms in the EU. It contributes to the provision of information and views exchange on these issues via its activities, and events. The initiative thereby presents a basis and starting point for dialog, networking and cooperation on these issues.