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3rd Annual International Regulatory Summit

26 Sep 2012

London, UK

Regulation and Policy Priorities: Growth, Stability and Sustainability


We are delighted to announce that the next ICFR Annual International Regulatory Summit will be taking place in London, on the 26 September 2012 with a private members' event on the 25 September 2012.

The strains stemming from the repercussions of the first wave of policy and regulatory actions following the global financial crisis are beginning to show; practical issues stemming from the implementation of detailed legislation, industry pushback, and domestic priorities which outweigh the ideals of international convergence. These issues, in turn, are each creating a new set of problems for legislators and regulators.

Governments now wrestle with finding the right balance between creating a stable, if sterile, financial system and promoting economic growth.  What is the right balance between stability, sustainability and growth and how can this be delivered in jurisdictions with different economic maturities and priorities without creating opportunities for regulatory arbitrage?

There is no doubt that fiscal federalism, burden sharing and deeper banking union will continue to dominate the political agenda in the months ahead and our summit this year will examine the division that is opening up between those arguing that the EU needs more financial integration and fiscal integration and those who believe that national idiosyncrasies need to be taken into account when developing regulation.  How do the politicians reconcile the tension between domestic political agendas and the market’s perception of the need for greater European unity? What are the practical implications for financial services market participants and regulators alike? We will also debate the need for cross-border supervision in the context of the new regulatory regimes effecting international financial services organisations.  How much international supervision is needed and how should enforcement be handled?



  • Lawrence Baxter, Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke University
  • Thorsten Beck, Professor of Economics, Universiteit van Tilburg
  • Erik Berglof, Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group plc
  • Mark Boleat, Chairman, City of London Corporation
  • Simon Gleeson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Robert Jenkins, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
  • John Kay, Economist and Author
  • Malcolm Knight, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Gert Luiting, Director International Affairs, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
  • Maria Nieto, Advisor to the Director General, Banco de Espana
  • Verena Ross, Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Vicky Saporta, Head of the Prudential Policy Division, Bank of England
  • David Strachan, Co-Head, Centre for Regulatory Strategy, Deloitte
  • Phil Suttle, Chief Economist, International Institute for Finance
  • Ethiopis Tafara, Director of the Office of International Affairs, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Charles Taylor, Deputy Comptroller for Capital and Regulatory Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Usha Thorat, Director, Reserve Bank of India Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning
  • Otto Thoresen, Director General, Association of British Insurers
  • Terri Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • David Wright, Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions


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