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Bank assets and business models: addressing complexity

At this event, we discussed the lack of transparency and problems in valuing correctly significant parts bank assets in the euro area based on an extensive study by the Bank of Italy.

Date: March 21, 2018, 1:00 pm Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation

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The financial crisis has starkly underlined the dangers of complex financial assets. Such assets are not only hard to value and price, but may also lead to fire sales and solvency risks once liquidity dries up. Based on an extensive study by the Bank of Italy this event discussed the lack of transparency and problems in valuing correctly significant parts of bank assets in the euro area. This allowed a review of whether the post-crisis regulation has brought about bank business models that generate more transparent assets, and a safer type of banking.

Event Materials

Presentation by Paolo Angelini

Schedule

Mar 21, 2018

13:00-13:30

Check in and lunch

13:30-13:50

Presentation

Paolo Angelini, Director, Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy, Bank of Italy

13:50-14:30

Panel Discussion

Chair: Alexander Lehmann, Non-resident fellow

Simon Ainsworth, Senior Vice President, Group Credit Officer at Moody's Investors Service

Paolo Angelini, Director, Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy, Bank of Italy

Josina Kamerling, Head of regulatory outreach - Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CFA Institute

Martin Merlin, Director, Financial Markets, European Commission, DG FISMA

Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow

14:30-15:00

Q&A

15:00

End

Speakers

Simon Ainsworth

Senior Vice President, Group Credit Officer at Moody's Investors Service

Paolo Angelini

Director, Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy, Bank of Italy

Josina Kamerling

Head of regulatory outreach - Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), CFA Institute

Martin Merlin

Director, Financial Markets, European Commission, DG FISMA

Alexander Lehmann

Non-resident fellow

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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