Swissquote Conference 2016 on the Future of Banking

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 Reallocationpdf
 09:40 – 10:20 Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC Paris)
Wholesale Funding Dry-Upspdf
 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 Systemspdf
 11:30 – 12:10 Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)
Bank Regulation and Sustainable Financepdf
 12:10 – 13:40 Lunch Break
 13:40 – 14:20 Anjan Thakor (Washington University)
Bank Culturepdf
 14:20- 15:00 Alan Morrison (University of Oxford)
Ethical Standards and Cultural Assimilation in Financial Servicespdf
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
 15:30 – 16:10 Ben Robinson (Temenos)
The Digitization of Bankingpdf
 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 : 


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