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New trends in the Nordic – Baltic region financial services sector

Day 2 Morning

Thursday 12 September

Room :

Fennia I - Roundtable


Tuomas Saarenheimo
Permanent Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Finland
Public Authorities
Per Jansson
Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
Liga Kļaviņa
Deputy State Secretary on Financial Policy, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
Sirpa Pietikäinen
MEP, ECON Committee, European Parliament
Industry Representatives
Erik Ekman
Head of Commercial & Business Banking, Acting Head of Group Business Risk Management, Nordea Bank Abp
Lauri Rosendahl
President, Nasdaq Nordics & Nasdaq Stockholm
Dan Sørensen
Member of the Executive Board, Nykredit Bank
Other stakeholder & expert
Piia-Noora Kauppi
Managing Director, Finance Finland

Objectives of the session

The objective of this session is to discuss the main characteristics of the Nordic – Baltic financial services sector, the on-going trends and challenges in the region and the main opportunities and challenges associated with the integration of financial systems in the region.

The panel will also discuss the policy priorities for the Nordic-Baltic financial sector going forward and whether these are appropriately taken into account in the EU financial services agenda.

Points of discussion

What are the main characteristics and specificities of the Nordic and Baltic financial services sectors, the areas of best practice and the on-going trends in the region? What are the main issues and challenges the Nordic – Baltic financial sector is facing? How strong is the level of financial integration of financial systems in the Nordic – Baltic region and what are the related opportunities and challenges for the financial sector?

What are the key policy priorities for the Nordic – Baltic financial services sector? Do they differ between the Nordics and Baltics in any way? Are these priorities appropriately taken into account in the EU policy agenda or are further or different actions needed from a Nordic and Baltic perspective?