SUERF/Bank of Finland Conference
The European Money and Finance Forum (SUERF) together with the Bank of Finland is organising a one-day conference on "Banking after regulatory reforms – business as usual?", to be held on June 13, 2013 in Helsinki, Finland.
In response to the global financial crisis and the large trading losses at many banks, the regulatory reform agenda to limit excesses in banks' risk taking and to make banks more easily resolvable has grown quite ambitious.
The Euro crisis has also strengthened the need for an overhaul. In addition to the Basel III reform and the plans to create or strengthen resolution and recovery frameworks for banks, structural reforms have been adopted or proposed, led by the Liikanen Group, Vickers Report and Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The aim of the regulatory reform agenda should be to improve
banks' resilience and to correct for distorted risk-taking
incentives, arising from explicit and implicit public safety
nets. Prerequisites for stable long-term economic growth
should hence be improved.
However, significant short-term costs might be involved,
arising from the transition and increased uncertainty as
regards the final form of the reforms. What will bank
business models ultimately look like? Will safety, economic
efficiency and true risk-awareness actually improve?
All conference speakers will be invited from among leading experts and academic researchers on banking, regulation and supervision.