Conferences on policy issues

An International Forum on Systemic Risk and Global Financial Stability

Date: 8 November, 2013
Location: PwC headquarters, Sussex St, Sydney
Speaker: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Merton, MIT

The Global Finance: Interconnectedness of markets and global financial risk

Date: 25 October, 2013
Location: King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
Speakers:

  • Lin Yixiang, Chairman, Asian Securities and Investments Federation (ASIF)
  • Professor Bruno Solnik
  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist (Australia & NZ), HSBC Bank
  • Cassandra Kelly  Joint CEO, Pottinger
  • Steven Hess, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s and Ian Paterson, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Business Forum: The Economic Effects of Financial Reporting Transparency

Date: 3 September, 2013
Location: PwC headquarters, Sussex St, Sydney
Speaker: Dr Mark Maffett, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago

Meeting the Global Challenges of Retirement: New Generation Solutions: A Case Study of Financial Innovation and Engineering in the Design and Implementation of a Solution

Date: 23 August 2012
Location: Amora Hotel, Jamison, Sydney
Keynote speaker: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Merton, MIT

Australian Banking and Financial Technology Innovation Summit, 2012

Date: 17-18 September 2012
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Resetting Global Competitiveness: From West to East

Date: 20 September 2012
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Sydney
Speakers:

  • Dr Takeda Masahiko, IMF Deputy Director, Asia Pacific
  • Dr Cheng Hoon Lim, Division Chief - Monetary and Capital Markets
  • Professor Anne Krueger, John Hopkins University, and former IMF First Deputy Managing Director

The Forum was  moderated by Stephen Koukoulas, former Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Chief Economist at Citibank Australia.

A panel, including John W.H. Denton, Advisory Panel Member of the Federal Government Task Force on Australia in the Asian Century, and John O’Connell, Global Head of Research, Macquarie Securities Group, l provided practical viewpoints on how Australian financial services firms are placed to seize new opportunities in the Asian Century.

Basel III, Global Banking System and Global Financial Stability

Date: 12 December
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
Speaker: Professor Anthony Saunders, New York University

Systemic Risk, Liquidity Risk, Corporate Governance and Global Financial Stability

Date: 16 December, 2012
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Speakers: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University, Dr Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Mr Curt Zuber, Treasurer of Westpac

Business Forum on Regional Financial Stability: Systemic Risk, Liquidity Risk and Governance

Date: 17 December 2012, 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Keynote speakers:

The Latest Developments in Systemic Risk
Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University
 
Financial Markets and Government: A New Equilibrium
Mr Jim Murphy, Deputy Federal Treasury Secretary (Executive Director, Markets)

Panel includes the above keynote speakers and:
Dr Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Mr Curt Zuber, Treasurer of Westpac Banking Corporation

Conference on the Systemic Risk, Basel III, Financial Stability and Regulation

As the IGF and NYU embarked on joint research projects since December 2010, issues on systemic risk have been well promoted by the IGF through a number of mechanisms, including an international conference in Sydney as well as some dialogues and small gatherings of some key regulators and senior finance industry members during 2011.

The conference on Systemic Risk provided an opportunity to report some of the latest findings from NYU on systemic risk with markets, regulators and academics. The Nobel Laureate Robert Engle and distinguished Professor of Finance from Chicago, Douglas Diamond and a number senior regulators and members of the finance industry were amongst the speakers of this Conference. The conference sponsors included the Reserve Bank of Australia, APRA and Finsia.