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2015 ECMI Annual Conference - Navigating the storm: Setting long-term goals in volatile market conditions?

Date: 20 October 2015
Location: Brussels, Belgium, 8:15 - 17:30
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20 October, 2015 - National Bank of BELGIUM


A true success story, the ECMI Annual Conference has become a landmark event in the Brussels calendar. Recent editions of the conference, which is traditionally held at the prestigious facilities of the National Bank of Belgium, brought together more than 350 participants and notable speakers from the European institutions, national authorities, the capital markets industry, and universities, such as Joaquín Almunia, Barry Eichengreen, David Evans, Paul de Grauwe, Colin Mayer, Olli Rehn and Luigi Zingales.

This year's conference will discuss how EU institutions can set long-term goals in the presence of highly volatile market conditions. The Commission's Action Plan for the creation of a Capital Markets Union has drawn attention to a renewed regulatory and institutional design to support greater financial and economic integration. Jointly organised with the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, Imperial College London, the conference consists of four sessions with keynote speeches and presentations, followed by panel debates.

  • Session 1. Europe's Capital Markets Union: What is the 'long-term' view?

  • Session 2. Quantitative easing, asset prices and economic growth

  • Session 3. The rise of asset management and capital market-based financing: A cyclical or a structural shift?

  • Session 4. Unravelling Penelope's web: Crisis management and resolution of financial market infrastructure

Keynotes speakers:

  • Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Paul G. Mahoney, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • Marianne Nessén, Head of Monetary Policy Department, Sveriges Riksbank

  • José-Luis Peydró, ICREA Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE

  • Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University

  • Albert Menkveld, Professor in Financial Economics, VU University Amsterdam


  • Franklin Allen, Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre, Professor of Finance and Economics, Imperial College London

  • Florencio Lopez de Silanes, Professor of Finance and Law, EDHEC Business School

  • Yann Le Pallec, Managing Director, EMEA Ratings Services, Standard & Poor's Europe

  • Philipp Hartmann, Deputy Director General, Research, European Central Bank

  • Iannis Mourmouras, Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

  • William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas

  • Olivier De Bandt, Director of Research at the Prudential Supervision Authority, Bank of France

  • Collin Ellis, EMEA Chief Credit Officer, Moody’s

  • David Blumer, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa, BlackRock

  • Rhodri Preece, Head, Capital Markets Policy EMEA, CFA Institute

  • Huw Van Steenis, Head of Financial Services Research, Morgan Stanley

  • Martin Merlin, Director Financial Markets, European Commission, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Jan Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer of ABN AMRO Clearing, Board Member of EuroCCP

  • Sheri Markose, Professor of Economics, Essex University

  • Dennis McLaughin, Group COO, LCH.Clearnet Group

  • Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of Finance, Imperial College London

  • Daniel Gros, Director, Centre for European Policy Studies

  • Karel Lannoo, ECMI General Manager and CEO, CEPS

  • Diego Valiante, ECMI Head of Research and Head of Financial Markets and Institutions, CEPS.

All Agenda can be seen here.


  • Registration is free of charge for ECMI members, EU/national officials, full-time academics, students (subject to seats availability), NGOs (not representing industry sectors or a commercial interest) and press.

  • CEPS, ECRI and BFF members may register up to one delegate free of charge; additional delegates are welcome at the reduced rate (175€ incl. VAT). Please contact veselina.georgieva@ceps.eu before registering.

  • Paid registration applies to all other participants at the standard rate (300€). Group discounts are available.

  • Click here to register (you will be redirected to the CEPS secure platform). Cancellation and refund: 100% refund for cancellations by 28 September 2015, 50% refund for cancellations by 5 October 2014, no refund can be made thereafter.

  • Registration deadline: 16 October.

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