Wednesday 8 Nov. 2017

Is there a future for cross-border banking in Europe?

Perspectives of Cross-border Banking

13:30 - 16:45 Regulation  Framework conditions  OECD   

The political mood in most OECD countries has become increasingly inward-looking and even protectionist: Swiss voters decided to restrict the free movements of person, UK voters decided to exit the EU, the US-president presented a protectionist agenda, and politics of many EU countries – and the EU as such – is distinctively inward-looking. The international standards tend to be relegated to second or third priority. This development affects the cross-border business of international centres.

Experts from Switzerland and abroad will discuss the situation for the European financial centres and Switzerland. This AFBS Event is jointly organised with other European Association of Foreign Banks, and is the fourth edition of their conference cycle.

The meeting will be held in English; no translation. Conference charge is CHF 90.00; we apply an early bird rate of CHF 70.00 for payments made until November 3, 2017. For questions and registration please contact info@foreignbanks.ch or +41 44 224 40 70.


Organized by:

Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland Usteristrasse 23 8001 Zürich www.afbs.ch info@foreignbanks.ch

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Detailed programme
 
13:00
Welcome & Registration
13:30
Foreign Banks in a World of Third Country Rules

Franco Morra, Chairman, Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland

13:45
European Union and Switzerland: state of play and perspectives

Michael Matthiessen, Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and to the Principality of Liechtenstein

14:30
The Case for Open Financial Markets

René Weber, Ambassador Head Markets Division, State Secretary for International Financial Matters

15:15
Break
15:30
Switzerland and the EU: Third Country Regimes

Jean Russotto, Simon Hirsbrunner, Consultants, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Brussels

16:15
Financial Centres at Cross-Roads

John Treadwell, CEO, Association of Foreign Banks in the UK, London
Oliver Wagner, CEO, Association of Foreign Banks in Germany, Frankfurt
Jiri Krol, CEO, Alternative Investment Management Association, London
Hugh Bolton, Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman, Zurich
Moderator: Raoul Würgler, Deputy Secretary General, Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland

17:00
Farewell

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