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18th Annual International Conference on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector

June 6-8, 2018

Washington, D.C.

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    The 18th Annual International Conference on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector, co-hosted by the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is taking place from June 6-8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

    The central theme of this year’s conference was “Competing Priorities in an Evolving Industry.” The participants  updated their knowledge on issues related to the status of regulatory reforms ten years after the financial crisis, the adequacy of crisis management frameworks to respond to bank failures, evolutions in regulatory frameworks required by the development of Fintech, opportunities and risks related to new Regtech and Suptech approaches, regulatory options to mitigate the Sovereign-bank nexus, as well as the implementation of the principle of proportionality in regulation.

    Around ninety Central Bank Governors, Deputy Governors, Heads of Supervision and other senior financial sector officials from around the world gathered at this event. The heads of the organizing institutions, Randal K. Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, and Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of The World Bank Group, as well as many distinguished guest speakers, spoke during the conference.

    By invitation only/no press.

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    Session 1: Regulatory Reform: Have we got what we want?

    Speakers:

    William Coen, Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
    Presentation

    Liu Chunhang, Director General of the Policy Research Bureau of the China Banking Regulatory Commission and Head of the Supervision and Implementation Group, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)
    Presentation

    Mr. Andres Portilla, Director, Regulatory Affairs Department, Institute of International Finance

    Aaron Klein, Policy Director at the Center on Regulation and Markets, Brookings Institution

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    Session 2: Crisis Management: Are we ready to handle failures? 

    Speakers:

    John C. Gerspach, Chief Financial Officer, Citigroup 

    Mr. Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

    Rick Delfin, Director, Office of Complex Financial Institutions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Randall Guynn, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Presentation

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    Session 3: How should the regulatory framework be adjusted to incorporate Fintech?

    Speakers:

    Kelvin Chen, Manager, Operational Risk Section, Division of Supervision & Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Rene Weber, Head of Policy Coordination, State Secretariat for International Finance, Switzerland

    Alvaro Martin, Lead Economist – Digital Regulation, BBVA

    Kevin Phillips, Head of Corporate Development, Kabbage

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    Session 4: Regtech and suptech: where do we see the frontier?

    Speakers:

    Slavka Eley, Head of Banking Markets, Innovation and Products Unit, European Banking Authority
    Presentation

    Grace Brasington, Global Leader for Risk and Compliance, Watson Financial Services Solutions, IBM
    Presentation

    Johannes Turner, Director, Statistics Department, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
    Presentation

    Bernardo Gonzalez, President, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV)
    Presentation

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    Session 5: Can regulatory changes mitigate the sovereign-bank nexus?

    Speakers:

    William Coen, Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
    Presentation

    Paul Hilbers, Director, Financial Stability Division, De Nederlandsche Bank
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    Lara de Mesa, Head of public policy, Santander
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    Faizel Jeena, Head of Risk Support Department of the Prudential Authority, South African Reserve Bank
    Presentation

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    Session 6: How to effectively apply the proportionality principle in banking prudential regulation

    Speakers:

    Ms. Chuchi Fonacier, Deputy Governor, The Central Bank of Philippines
    Presentation

    Mr. Joao Andre Calvino Marques Pereira, Head of the Financial System Regulation Department, Central Bank of Brazil
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    Mr. Robert S. Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Assn

    Mr. Andrew Powell, Principal Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank
    Presentation

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    Closing Remarks

    Caio Ferreira, Sr. Financial Sector Expert, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund

    Yira Mascaro, Practice Manager, Financial Stability and Integrity, World Bank Group

    Amol Vaidya, Program Manager, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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