European Money and Finance Forum (SUERF)

  • Description
  • The Association

    SUERF – The Euro­pean Money and Finance Forum was estab­lished on 25 Novem­ber 1963 in Lou­ve­ci­ennes, France by a group of aca­d­e­mics and bankers from France, the United King­dom, the Nether­lands and Bel­gium. SUERF is a net­work asso­ci­a­tion of bankers, cen­tral bankers, other prac­ti­tion­ers in the finan­cial sec­tor and aca­d­e­mics. The focus of the Asso­ci­a­tion is on the analy­sis, dis­cus­sion and under­stand­ing of finan­cial mar­kets and insti­tu­tions, the mon­e­tary econ­omy, the con­duct of reg­u­la­tion and mon­e­tary pol­icy, and related issues. Its events pro­vide a unique Euro­pean net­work for the analy­sis and dis­cus­sion of these and related issues. SUERF has evolved as a forum for the exchange of infor­ma­tion, research results and ideas.

    As such, its mem­ber­ship embraces cen­tral bank­ing offi­cials from most Euro­pean cen­tral banks, the Bank for Inter­na­tional Set­tle­ments and the Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank, com­mer­cial bankers and other mem­bers of the finan­cial com­mu­nity and aca­d­e­mics. There is a clear advan­tage in facil­i­tat­ing dia­logue between the dif­fer­ent con­stituen­cies so that each gains from the per­spec­tives of the oth­ers. Mem­bers are drawn from all over Europe and beyond.

    The SUERF Mission

    Since its cre­ation in 1963, and through the unique per­spec­tives that the dif­fer­ent con­stituen­cies rep­re­sent, SUERF has the capac­ity to make sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to research, schol­ar­ship and under­stand­ing of key issues in pub­lic debate about finan­cial mar­kets and insti­tu­tions, reg­u­la­tion and mon­e­tary and finan­cial pol­icy. This remains the cen­tral mis­sion of SUERF. It is evi­dently the case that the Euro­pean dimen­sions to all aspects of money and finance has increased and will con­tinue to do so. In addi­tion, these issues are becom­ing increas­ingly sig­nif­i­cant to coun­tries in Cen­tral and East­ern Europe. To reflect this, SUERF has recently estab­lished a strate­gic pri­or­ity to fur­ther extend its activ­i­ties and mem­ber­ship in these coun­tries. SUERF takes no pub­lic posi­tion on any issue. Rather, the aim is to offer a forum for high qual­ity, author­i­ta­tive and informed analy­sis and debate of issues of rel­e­vance to Euro­pean money and finance.

    The objec­tives of the Asso­ci­a­tion are

    • To pro­mote con­tacts between prac­ti­tion­ers (whether in the pub­lic or pri­vate sec­tor) and aca­d­e­mics, and to act as a forum for the dis­cus­sion of mon­e­tary and finan­cial questions;
    • To spon­sor and pub­lish orig­i­nal research in these areas by both aca­d­e­mics (expe­ri­enced and younger) and practitioners;
    • To organ­ise inter­na­tional meet­ings, focus­ing on top­ics cen­tral to its mem­bers’ inter­ests and, where appro­pri­ate, in com­bi­na­tion with other like-​minded bodies.

    The Strengths of SUERF

    Sev­eral fac­tors have under­pinned SUERF’s suc­cess­ful evo­lu­tion for nearly 50 years:

    • The mem­ber­ship mix of cen­tral bankers, pri­vate mar­ket and bank­ing prac­ti­tion­ers, and aca­d­e­mics forms a unique Euro­pean network.
    • The cen­tral focus on Europe.
    • Being a member-​based Association.
    • Strong sup­port from cen­tral banks.
    • Choice of top­ics for Col­lo­quia, con­fer­ences and lec­tures of inter­est and rel­e­vance to Members
    • Dis­tin­guished and author­i­ta­tive speak­ers at SUERF events.
    • The SUERF Stud­ies are invari­ably top­i­cal and of inter­est to each of the con­stituen­cies of the Asso­ci­a­tion and have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to impor­tant issues of pub­lic debate.
    • A strong and dis­tin­guished Coun­cil of Man­age­ment drawn from the main con­stituen­cies of the Association.
    • A wide range of high-​quality pub­li­ca­tions writ­ten by emi­nent schol­ars and practitioners.


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