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2013 Eurofi High Level Seminar
Dublin, 10-12 April

Building financial regulation to foster stability and growth

A closed-door event organized by Eurofi in association with the Irish EU Presidency gathering many prominent public and industry decision-makers. This seminar addressed the main regulatory issues impacting the EU financial sector and its role in the financing of the economy.

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More than 100 leaders from the public authorities and the financial industry, spanning Europe, key member states and major G7 countries as well as supranational organizations (IMF, IOSCO, FSB, BCBS,…) took part in a series of roundtables attended by an audience of around 400 representatives of the public authorities and the financial sector.

Main topics

  • The main priorities of the Irish EU Presidency in the financial area
  • The role of the financial sector in overcoming growth challenges in the present economic and fiscal context
  • The challenges posed by the de-leveraging process and the present monetary context to the EU financial sector
  • The progress in banking reforms to restore confidence, safety and counteract regulatory fragmentation
  • Better informing on banks’ risks
  • Enhancing the financing of long term projects in Europe
  • The challenges and feasibility of diversifying the financing of EU corporates and SMEs
  • The challenges raised by innovation to EU retail payments
  • The new challenges faced by the EU insurance regulation
  • Improving EU investment fund and market finance regulations to combine safety and innovation
  • Addressing collateral management challenges
  • Improving the safety and effciency of EU securities and derivatives markets
  • Improving the global consistency of financial regulations
  • EU crisis management in the context of the Banking Union

Main speakers

Many prominent speakers from the EU and non-EU public authorities took part in the discussions of the Copenhagen seminar with the members of Eurofi
  • Delphine d’Amarzit, Head of the Financial Sector Department of the Directorate-General of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, France
  • Svein Andresen, Secretary General, Financial Stability Board
  • Michel Barnier, Member of the European Commission, Responsible for Internal, Market and Services, European Commission
  • Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
  • Sharon Bowles, MEP and Chair, European Parliament, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Per Callesen, Governor, Danmarks Nationalbank
  • William Coen, Deputy Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
  • Benoît Coeuré, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Andrea Enria, Chair, European Banking Authority
  • Jonathan Faull, Director General, Internal Market and Services, European Commission
  • Patrick Honohan, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
  • Elizabeth Jacobs, Deputy Director, International Affairs, US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Elke König, President, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Germany
  • Erkki Liikanen, Governor, Member of the ECB Governing Council, Bank of Finland
  • Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Danièle Nouy, Secretary General, Autorité de contrôle prudential
  • Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Mark Sobel, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Monetary & Financial Policy, US Department of the Treasury
  • Gerassimos Thomas, Director Finance, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
  • Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability, Bank of England
  • David Wright, Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions

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