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Nordic-Baltic region financial sector: key trends, best practices and future prospects

Day 1 Morning

Wednesday 26 April

Room :



Henrik Braconier
Chief Economist - Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen)
Public Authorities
Kilvar Kessler
Chairman of the Management Board - Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (Finantsinspektsioon)
Līga Kļaviņa
Deputy State Secretary on Financial Policy Issues - Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
Carl Magnus Magnusson
Policy Analyst, Capital Markets - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Industry Representatives
Erik Savola
Head, Nordic Cluster & Country Officer - Citi
Bjørn Sibbern
President European Trading Services, Executive Vice President - Nasdaq
Roger Storm
Chief Executive Officer - Euroclear Sweden AB


The objective of this session is to discuss the on-going trends in the Nordic-Baltic financial services sector, the main opportunities and challenges the financial services sector is facing in the region and the specificities compared to the rest of the EU.
The panel will also assess whether the policy needs of the Nordic-Baltic region are well aligned with the EU financial services agenda and identify any missing points or issues raised by existing EU financial policies or new initiatives underway.

Points of discussion

  1. What are the main on-going trends in the Nordic and Baltic financial services sectors? What the main opportunities and challenges facing the region’s financial sector? What are the potential specificities compared to the rest of the EU? Are there areas of best practice that could be shared in the EU and to what extent are they already shared across the Nordic-Baltic region itself?
  2. What are the key priorities for the Nordic-Baltic region in the EU financial services agenda? To what extent do the priorities differ between the Nordic and Baltic countries? Are there missing points that would be relevant for the Nordic-Baltic region and do certain EU rules raise specific issues in the region? Is the on-going CMU action plan adapted to contributing to the development of all capital markets in the region?