Shadow banking & money market funds

29 January 2014, 14.00-18.00, registration and welcome coffee from 13.30

Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Rue d´Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels


13.30 - 14.00 Welcome coffee & mingle


14.00 – 14.10 Introduction by the moderator


14.10 – 15.50 Panel 1: The role of shadow banking in the financial system


According to estimations shadow banking represents somewhere between 25 and 30 per cent of the total financial system. The term ‘shadow banking’ is often considered somewhat misleading in that it indicates that there it should be something obscure about the activities, which is not necessarily the case. Nevertheless, there is a need to gain better understanding of how the shadow banking sector works and how it is linked to traditional banking so as to find the right measures in terms of regulation and supervision.


Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova Reader in International Political Economy, Director of City Political Economy Research Centre, City University London

David Carruthers Managing Director, Markit

Dr Kay Swinburne Member of the European Parliament

Gareth Murphy Director of Markets Supervision, Central Bank of Ireland

Moderator: Graham Bishop Independent Consultant, EU Financial Regulation  


15.50 - 16.10 Coffee break


16.10 – 18.00 Panel 2: Money Market Funds


According to estimations, the global money market fund industry is worth as much as €2tn. While providing benefits to both retail and institutional investors, money market funds have come to the attention of regulators following the financial crisis and the fall of Lehman Brothers, the reason being their destabilising potential.


Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Said El Khadraoui Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on Money Market Funds

Franck Conrad Policy Officer, Unit G4-Asset Management, DG MARKT, European Commission

Jennifer Gillespie Head of Money Markets, Legal & General Investment Management

Richard Stobo Team Leader – Investment Management, European Securities and Markets Authority

Deborah A. Cunningham Executive Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer, Global Money Markets, Federated Investors

Moderator: Graham Bishop Independent Consultant, EU Financial Regulation

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