Banking business in Switzerland and worldwide is in transition. The European banking sector is still recovering from the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers default in 2008. New regulatory frameworks such as Basel III and MiFID II put banks under scrutiny. Swiss specific challenges are the reform of the banking secrecy law and the extreme low and even negative interest rate regime. Financial disintermediation and digitization put further pressure on traditional banking business margins but offer the potential for innovation and new banking business models.
The 7th annual Swissquote Conference will feature the latest research and insights on banking and finance provided by leading experts and scholars in the field. The event addresses academics and practitioners alike, and shall foster the interaction among individuals and across institutions.
Friday November 4, 2016
News Report: a summary of the event can be found here.
Speakers and program overview:
|08:20 – 08:50||Registration and welcome coffee|
|08:50 – 09:00||Welcome address|
|09:00 – 09:40||Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)
“Bank Funding Shocks and Credit Reallocation” pdf
|09:40 – 10:20||Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC Paris)
“Wholesale Funding Dry-Ups” pdf
|10:20 – 10:50||Coffee break|
|10:50 – 11:30||Stijn Claessens (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
“Regulation and Structural Change in Financial Systems” pdf
|11:30 – 12:10||Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)
“Bank Regulation and Sustainable Finance” pdf
|12:10 – 13:40||Lunch Break|
|13:40 – 14:20||Anjan Thakor (Washington University)
“Bank Culture” pdf
|14:20- 15:00|| Alan Morrison (University of Oxford)
“Ethical Standards and Cultural Assimilation in Financial Services” pdf
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 – 16:10||Ben Robinson (Temenos)
“The Digitization of Banking” pdf
|16:10 – 17:00||Panel discussion (S. Claessens, B. Robinson, A. Thakor)
“Challenges and Opportunities for the Banking of the Future“
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Registration: Participation is free but places at the conference are limited. Please register here.
The conference is organized by the Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance and the Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL, and is sponsored by :