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Whither Regulatory Reform? 2017 Challenges for the Future of Banking

Posted Dec 19 2019
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November 3, 2017 | The Italian Academy, Columbia University

Keynote Address: Mervyn King, NYU, Former Governor of Bank of England

The direction of regulatory changes was both clear and needed – greater capital and liquidity buffers to protect individual firms and the financial system from future large-scale crises. But finding the best mix of regulation to achieve both financial stability and financial dynamism remains a work in progress. The financial industry, regulators and researchers have now had several years’ experience with the new financial regulatory regime, and this conference was an opportunity to do a preliminary stock-taking on the effectiveness of regulatory changes and to discuss and consider future improvements.



  • Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management
  • Dean Franz Heukamp, IESE

Session 1: Scorecard on the impact and effectiveness of capital and liquidity regulation

Session 2: Effectiveness and impact of regulation on permitted bank activities

Bank Executive discussion: Management and governance challenges for banks

  • Moderator: Jordi Canals, IESE 
  • Herman Daems, BNP Paribas Fortis
  • Jordi Gual, Caixaban
  • Paco Ybarra, Citigroup

Session 3: A ‘wish list’ for regulatory design

Keynote Address: Mervyn King, NYU, Former Governor of Bank of England

Organizers and Sponsors

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

IESE Business School