SAFE Summer Academy 2017: Developing Capital Markets in Europe

When:21 September 2017
  - 22 September 2017
Where:Brussels, Belgium

This year’s SAFE Summer Academy will examine aspects that impact capital markets’ development in Europe. The agenda includes the following topics:

  • product and portfolio design, in particular with regard to pension planning,
  • securities markets architecture, 
  • market supervision and the question: Do we need a European SEC?

The academy’s objective will be to develop a road map for dynamic capital markets in Europe and to discuss it with senior representatives from European institutions. 

Speakers and Panelists:  

  • Nathalie Berger (Head of Unit Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • John Berrigan (Deputy Director-General, DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • Monika Bütler (Professor of Economics, University of St. Gallen)
  • Sandra Hack (Leader of Pensions Policy Team, EIOPA)
  • Philippe Lamberts (Member of the European Parliament)
  • Jung Duk Lichtenberger (Deputy Head of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • Reza Moghadam (Vice-Chairman Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley)
  • Theo Nijman (Professor of Econometrics and Finance, Tilburg University)
  • Martin Parkes (Director, Global Government Public Policy, BlackRock)
  • Rainer Riess (Director General, Federation of European Securities Exchanges AISBL)
  • Elisabeth Roegele (Chief Executive Director of Securities Supervision, BaFin)
  • Bernhard Scherer (Head of Product Development, Bankhaus Lampe)
  • Mette Sicard Filtenborg (Head of Corporate Affairs Department, ESMA)
  • Klaus Wiener (Member of the Management Board and Chief Economist, GDV)
  • Thomas Wieser (Chairman, Euro-Working Group, Council of the European Union)

Dinner Speech

“Just Finance? – Rawls and Rent-Seeking Regulation in the EU” by Hartmut Kliemt, Professor of Philosophy & Economics (Emeritus), Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Download the program (pdf)

The SAFE Summer Academy provides a research-based training for European policy makers dealing with financial markets regulation. Its objective is to foster an open debate and to contribute to the participants’ capacity to evaluate arguments and appraise policy initiatives. 

The Academy targets senior officials from European institutions (Council, Commission and Parliament) and other international and inter-institutional bodies (ECB, SRB, ESFS) as well as from central banks, parliaments and ministries of general governmental affairs, finance and economic affairs in EU Member States.

This event is by invitation only!