The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold its 19th annual International Banking Conference on November 3—4, 2016. This year’s topic is ‘Achieving Financial Stability: Challenges to Prudential Regulation.’ The event is co-sponsored by the European Central Bank. The primary purpose of this conference is to bring together leading financial practitioners, researchers, policymakers and academics throughout the financial community to discuss important current issues that impact the efficiency and safety of international financial markets and institutions. The conference will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Conference Center.
Vítor Constâncio, Vice President, European Central Bank
Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Karen Shaw-Petrou, Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics, Inc.
This year’s conference focuses on the problems associated with using prudential regulation to achieve financial stability. The recent financial crisis exposed the existence of regulatory imperfections that encouraged excessive risk-taking and increased system vulnerabilities. The resulting high cost of the crisis in many countries in terms of lost aggregate income, wealth, and increased unemployment has reinforced the need to improve financial stability within and across countries. That has been the goal of recent reforms to the prudential regulatory framework. Questions to be considered at the conference include: How has the regulatory environment changed in recent years? Have we ‘gotten it correct’ with respect to capital regulatory requirements, liquidity regulatory requirements and the safety net? How do the reforms interplay with market discipline, risk-taking incentives and risk management arrangements? Does the new regulatory framework permit the introduction of financial innovation, and the associated benefits, without increasing disruptive financial risk?
In their discussions, the participants will illuminate and explore the rapidly evolving landscape in traditional microprudential regulation, as well as in more recently developed macroprudential regulation. Greater economic interdependence and unification among countries requires increased regulatory cooperation and harmonization across national financial markets and institutions to achieve and maintain greater stability. A number of sessions at the conference will discuss the costs and benefits of the changes to date, and new proposals that are under development and review.
We hope that the conference’s agenda will be of interest to you and that you can attend and contribute. Additional information about the conference can be found at the various links on this page. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Ms Sandy Schneider at 312 322 8203 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Ella Dukes at 312-322-5757 or email@example.com. Seating is limited and availability is on a first registered basis.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
$650.00 if registered by October 21, 2016
$700.00 if registered after October 21, 2016
Media: Please contact Laura LaBarbera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 AM - 8:00 PMCentral Time
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago230 South LaSalle StreetChicago, Illinois 60604USA312-322-5757
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