Objectives of the session
The essence of banking lies in assessing, balancing, and managing risks and benefits. As different types of risk/reward are needed to satisfy different types of customer needs, there is place for different types of banks. A business model can be seen as the sum of the systems, mechanisms and methods through which a bank generates earnings and satisfies its stakeholders in a way that ensures it continues its business.
The session will first discuss the main parameters making the business models specific appropriate and how to assess the level of profitability according to the different business models.
Then speakers will be invited to express their views on the actual impacts of EU regulation and supervision on the different banking models and the necessary improvements in the EU prudential legislation and supervisory practices to better take into account the business models diversity. The discussion will also focus on how to ensure over time that the diversity of business models remains sufficient to contribute to financial stability in Europe.
Points of discussion
- What are the main parameters making the business models specific? What is the market share of the respective business models observed in the EU?
- Should the level of profitability differ according to the specific business models of banks or should the one-size-fits-all apply in this respect? How to assess the appropriate level of profitability for different business models and more generally the viability of each business model?
li>What are the actual impacts of EU banking regulation and supervision on the different banking models at EU level? What should be the necessary improvements in the EU prudential legislation and supervisory practices to better take into account the business models diversity? What could be the specific benchmarks for each business model to be included in the definition and implementation of this EU regulatory and supervisory framework?