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  • Seventh annual conference of the European Systemic Risk Board

“Financial stability challenges ahead: emerging risks and regulation”

Thursday, 16 November 2023

Online conference with live stream

Times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

12:30 – 12:45

Welcome address

Christine Lagarde, Chair of the ESRB

Christine Lagarde, in her capacity of Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), will open the conference with a welcome address to conference participants (pre-recorded).


12:45 – 13:10

Keynote speech by Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank and Chair of the Financial Stability Board, who will address the topic “Lessons learnt from recent financial sector turmoil - Global regulatory priorities”.


13:10 - 14:20

Panel discussion: Banking sector turbulences: Lessons learnt for supervision and regulation

In March 2023, several banks in the US and Europe were resolved or liquidated, triggering a short-lived period of market instability. These cases highlighted potential shortcomings in banking regulation and supervision. What are these shortcomings and which avenues can be identified to address them?


Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of Banco de España, Chair of the ESRB Advisory Technical Committee and Chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision


Michael Barr, Vice-Chair for Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Stephen Cecchetti, Chair of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee, Professor and Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School


Mathias Dewatripont, Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles
Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank Banking Supervision
Martin Gruenberg, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

14:20 – 14:35


14:35 – 14:50

Coffee break

14:50 – 15:15

Keynote speech by Jón Daníelsson, Director of Systemic Risk Centre and Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics, who will address the topic “Artificial intelligence and systemic risk”.


15:15 – 16:15

Panel discussion: Closing the macroprudential framework

Following the global financial crisis, an ambitious regulatory reform was launched with a stronger focus on macroprudential policy. After more than a decade, has the regulatory reform met its objectives? Are there gaps in the macroprudential framework? Where should the focus be?


Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Deputy Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission


Luis de Guindos, Vice-President, European Central Bank
Richard Portes, Member of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee, Professor of Economics, London Business School


John Schindler, Secretary General, Financial Stability Board
Daniel Tarullo, Nomura Professor of International Financial Regulatory Practice at Harvard Law School

16:15 – 16:30


16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 – 17:45

Panel discussion: Evolution of liquidity risk in an environment of higher interest rates

The recent increases in interest rates to fight inflation have brought liquidity risk to the fore. This has raised concerns about the liquidity of even the safest assets. What are the implications of the end of the low interest environment for liquidity risk and what are the macroprudential policy options?


Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund


Viral Acharya, C.V. Staff Professor of Economics, New York University, Stern School of Business
Bruno Biais, Member of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee, Professor of Finance and Economics, HEC Paris


Loriana Pelizzon, Vice-Chair of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee, Director of the Financial Markets Department, Professor, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt
David Ramsden, Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Bank of England

17:45 – 18:00


18:00 - 18:10

Closing remarks

Francesco Mazzaferro, Head of the ESRB Secretariat

End of conference

Conference speakers

General information

Dates: Thursday, 16 November 2023

Venue: Online conference with live stream (registration not required to follow the live stream)

Language: English

Organising committee: European Systemic Risk Board: Tuomas Peltonen, Antonio Sanchez Serrano, Shirley Simmons-Nocca

Conference moderation: Conny Lotze


This programme may be subject to change without notice.

Audiovisual notice: The entire event will be live streamed and video recordings or parts thereof, will be uploaded to the ESRB’s website shortly after the conference.