SAFE Summer Academy

When:22 September 2015
  - 23 September 2015
Where:Brussels, Belgium

Banks and markets in Europe’s financial architecture 

22 and 23 September 2015, Brussels


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

This year’s program will focus on the interplay of banks and markets and on the questions: Is Europe over-banked? Is there a need to foster growth of financial markets? The capital markets union agenda, in particular the possibilities to align it with the banking union goals, for instance in the area of bank recovery and resolution, will be discussed. Participants will receive an analytically disciplined, fact- and evidence-based assessment by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. 

Speakers and panelists of the SAFE Summer Academy 2015: 

Introductory keynote: Elke König (SRB) 

Concluding keynote: Thomas Wieser (President, EU Economic and Financial Committee)  


Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School in London) 

Rainer Haselmann (SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt) 

Jan Pieter Krahnen (SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt) 

André Sapir (Université Libre de Bruxelles) 

Sascha Steffen (ESMT)        

Panelists and discussants:  

Eleni Angelopoulou (ECB)  

Adonis Antoniades (BIS)  

Andreas Billmeier (StoneMilliner Asset Management) 

Sylvain Broyer (Natixis) 

Anna Jarosz-Friis (European Commission, DG Competition)  

Steffen Kern (ESMA)  

Sylvie Mathérat (Deutsche Bank AG)  

Martin Spolc (European Commission, DG FISMA)  

Tobias Tröger (SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt) 

The SAFE Summer Academy targets the policy-making community – senior officials from European institutions (Council, Commission and Parliament) and other international and interinstitutional bodies (ECB, SRB, ESFS) as well as central banks, parliaments and ministries of general governmental affairs, finance and economic affairs in EU member states.   


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