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Balkanisation Of International Finance: Reversing Financial Globalisation?

March 25, 2014 07:00 pm


Allen & Overy
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD London
United Kingdom

This event is open to members and non-members.

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Balkanisation has been used to describe the fracturing of cross-border finance and the isolation of banking operations within jurisdictions in the years following the financial crisis.

Amidst concerns that increased national regulations exacerbates balkanisation and creates new instability, will international cooperation on financial regulations prove a plausible alternative and what are the political ramifications? What are broader global economic implications of balkanisation for global trade and the rise of emerging market financial centre?

Join YPFP London and Allen & Overy LLP Global Law Intelligence Unit for a special panel event to understand balkanisation and discuss the key political and economic issues it raises. The discussion will be followed by a drinks and networking reception, kindly hosted by our sponsor, Allen & Overy LLP Global Law Intelligence Unit.

Our distinguished panel features:

Stephen Bland, Director and Strategic Adviser on Policy Issues at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Bank of England

Mr Bland is a member of the PRA’s senior management team and can look back at a long career at the heart of financial market supervision. Having joined the FSA at its inception in 1998 after 13 years in a variety of supervisory roles at the Bank of England, Mr Bland spent many years supervising financial institutions – among them the “big four” UK banks. He subsequently became supervising Director of the FSA’s Investment Banks and Overseas Banks Division, and more recently, he oversaw the design of the supervision regime for the new Prudential Regulatory Authority. 

Tony Greenham, Head of Finance and Business of the new economics foundation (nef)

Mr Greenham leads the research at nef into reforming the financial sector and aligning the interests of society and business. His research interests cover banking reform, monetary policy and sustainable financial markets. Mr Greenham is a frequent commentator on banking issues and has been featured on BBC Newsnight, Al Jazeera English, the Sunday Times and the Guardian. A qualified accountant, he was an investment banker at Barclays Bank and Credit Suisse.

Dr Joanna Perkins, Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC)

At FMLC, Dr Perkins oversees projects addressing solutions to problems of legal uncertainty in the wholesale financial markets, and acted as a UK delegate to working groups of the UN and European Council on various aspects of financial law. She has recently been appointed as the Chairperson of the Oversight Committee of ICE Benchmark Administration, the new administrator for the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

Richard Woolhouse, Chief Economist of the British Bankers' Association (BBA)

Mr Woolhouse is an economist with over 20 years’ experience. He has held senior roles in public policy, consulting and financial services, including as a strategist/economist at Citi, CSFB and McKinsey. He has also taken roles in Government and think tanks, in particular working in HM Treasury and HMRC. He was the Head of Tax and Fiscal Policy at the Confederation of British Industry.

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