4 - 5 november 2021 | Lisbon |C.C. Lisboa
Adam received his BA in Economics from King’s College Cambridge in1989. He went on to take his PhD from the London School of Economics. From 1996 to 2009 Adam taught at the University of Cambridge, where he was Reader in Modern History and Gurnee Hart fellow in History at Jesus College. After Cambridge, Adam was appointed to the Barton M. Biggs Professorship at Yale University, where he succeeded Paul Kennedy as the director of International Security Studies. Adam joined Columbia’s history department in 2015. In February 2011 Adam served as Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Professor in Military History at West Point. Adam’s first book, Statistics and the German State: the Making of Modern Economic Knowledge appeared in 2001. Wages of Destruction: the Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy was published in 2006 and Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931 in 2014. For these books Adam won the Leverhulme prize fellowship, the H-Soz-Kult Historisches Buch Prize, the Longman History Today Prize, the Wolfson Prize and the LA Times History Prize. Adam’s books have been translated into eleven languages. He has written and reviewed for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, the TLS, the LRB, the New left Review, the New Statesman, the WSJ, the New York Times, the New York Review of books, Dissent, Die Zeit, Spiegel, TAZ and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Alberto Tapia Hermida
Alberto Tapia Hermida is a full professor of Commercial Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an ex-lawyer of the National Stock Market Commission. He is a specialist in regulation of the financial markets and in particular of the banking and securities market. He is author, among others, of the manuals "Insurance and Pension Funds Law" (Madrid 2014), "Financial Market Law" (Madrid 2015), “Guía del Contrato de Seguro” (Madrid 2018) and “Guía de la contratación bancaria y financiera” (Madrid 2020). He has been an advisor to the following institutions of the European Union: Council, European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee. He has also lectured at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Anastasia Sotiropoulou is a professor of Private Law at the University of Orleans and member of Labex-Refi. Before joining the University of Orleans, she held the positions of professor at the University of Saint-Etienne and of Senior Lecturer at the University of Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. She holds a doctorate in Law from the latter University and the University of Luxembourg. She teaches Financial and Corporate Law and publishes in these fields in french as well as in english.
António joined Santander in September 2020 as regional head of Europe and is a member of the Group management committee and of Santander Spain board. He has managerial responsibility and oversight of the retail and commercial banking businesses in Europe and is jointly responsible for Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management & Insurance in partnership with the global business heads. In April 2021, he was appointed CEO of Santander Spain. Before joining Santander, António spent 13 years at HSBC where he led a number of businesses in London and Hong Kong. He was CEO for Global Private Banking and previously CEO for the UK and continental Europe. Before joining HSBC, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company in their London office and also worked at Goldman Sachs serving financial institutions in Investment Banking. António studied in the Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon), Bocconi University (Milan) and has a MBA from Columbia University (New York). He has completed a World Economic Forum leadership programme at Harvard (Cambridge) and is a trustee of The Prince’s Trust International.
Ashley is the chief executive officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. He was first appointed in October 2011. In May 2016, Ashley was elected as chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and was re-elected for a further two-year term in June 2020. Ashley was previously chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and vice chair of the IOSCO Board. Ashley has represented IOSCO as a member of the Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and Plenary since his election as IOSCO Board Chair. Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was executive director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region.
Cathie Armour is commissioner at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), since 2013. Cathie works closely with the ASIC teams responsible for regulating markets, market intermediaries and the enforcement of laws relating to market integrity and corporate governance. She also focuses on the work of ASIC’s Innovation Hub which supports Fintech and Regtech activities, and on ASIC’s work supporting cyber resilience of the financial system. Cathie's experience before ASIC was in legal counsel leadership roles in international financial institutions. She began her career in private legal practice and has worked for law firms in Sydney and New York. Cathie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.
Christof Stahel is a Senior Economist in the Investment Company Institute’s Research department. Prior to joining ICI, Christof was the Assistant Director in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and headed the division’s Office of Asset Management. In 2015, he was selected to be a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Market Experts Group, in 2016 he was selected as the Commission’s representative to IOSCO’s Committee on Emerging Risks before he became the globally elected vice chair of IOSCO’s Committee on Emerging Risks. Christof Stahel joined the SEC in 2012 from academia. His research has been published in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. Christof Stahel received his Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business in 2004. He also holds an M.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Econometrics. He worked as an Economist at the Swiss Central Bank in Switzerland and was a Lecturer in Econometrics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland.
Clara Raposo has been Dean of ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management since July 2018, where she is also a Full Professor of Finance. She holds a PhD in Finance from the London Business School and has taught at institutions such as Säid Business School and St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, and ISCTE.
She has led several research teams, currently being the Principal Researcher of research projects that are funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation (FFMS), and has published articles in reputed international academic journals, such as The Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics.
Dalia Blass is a senior managing director, head of External Affairs and a member of Blackrock’s Global Executive Committee. She joined BlackRock in June 2021 and is responsible for leading Global Public Policy, Social Impact, Corporate Sustainability and stakeholder capitalism initiatives. Previously, she was director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the SEC’s senior-level Covid-19 Market Monitoring Group and co-chaired the Financial Stability Board’s Technical Experts Group on Money Market Funds. Dalia was in private practice at the law firm Ropes & Gray where she advised on a broad range of investment fund, private equity, and regulatory matters. She earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She received her B.A. in international studies from the American University and studied political science at the American University in Cairo.
Dan Waters is an independent, non-executive director of Vanguard’s UK Group boards and has worked as an expert advisor in the Financial Sector Assessment Program of the International Monetary Fund. From 2011 through 2018, he was the founding managing director of ICI Global, the international arm of the Investment Company Institute. Prior to ICI Global, he served as Asset Management Sector Leader at the UK’s then Financial Services Authority (FSA), leading the FSA’s regulatory and supervisory policy for the asset management industry, and representing the UK on asset management issues in CESR (ESMA’s predecessor) and IOSCO. He was previously director of Conduct Risk at the FSA, and the first FSA Director of Enforcement. He began his UK career in 1993 as director of Enforcement at the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation. Before coming to the UK, he headed international enforcement operations at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard Law School.
Delphine d'Amarzit is CEO of Euronext Paris and Managing Board member of Euronext N.V. since March 2021. Delphine d’Amarzit joined from Orange Bank, the mobile bank of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, where she was deputy CEO since June 2016, with direct supervision over Operations, Credit, Finance, Risk and Compliance. In her position, Delphine d’Amarzit was key in shaping the new, disruptive digital retail banking offer and in making it grow from its first to its millionth client. Prior to that, she held various positions in the public sector, notably within the French Treasury Department, the Office of the Minister of the Economy and Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister.
Delphine d’Amarzit’s areas of responsibilities included European financial regulation, capital markets development as well as economic and financial affairs. She notably participated in the definition of the public response to the financial crisis, rescue package and recovery plans and coordinated the government action on all matters related to economic reform and financial services. She is also a Board Member for Euroclear since July 2021.
Erik Thedéen has been the general director of the Finansinspektionen (FI), the Swedish financial regulation authority since October 2015. He is also chair of the Task Force on Sustainable Finance within the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), member of the Management Board of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and a member of the Government’s Committee for technological Innovation and Ethics (Komet). He holds a master’s degree in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has also previously been Managing Director of KPA Pension, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, CEO, Stockholm Stock Exchange President of Nasdaq OMX Nordic Stockholm, a strategist at Brummer & Partners, deputy director general of the Swedish National Debt Office, an analyst at JP Bank, and a trader/analyst at the Swedish Central Bank.
Eva Schliephake is an assistant professor at the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. Her research focuses on the impact of regulation on financial and economic stability under the influence of changing market structures and institutional frameworks. Eva also works on the optimal allocation of liquidity and losses within the financial sector and the optimal design of the loss absorbing capacity of institutions. Before, Eva was senior researcher at University of Bonn, a Lamfalussy Fellow 2017 at the European Central Bank, a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2016 at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and a visiting scholar at the IMF, Washington, DC as well as a visiting Ph.D. student at Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Magdeburg studying the role and implications of internationally harmonized capital regulation on the banking system.
Filippo Annunziata is the Professor of Financial Markets and Banking Legislation at Bocconi University, Milan, since 2007 (previously at University of Bologna), where is is also co-Director of the RULES Unit, Baffi-Carefin Centre. He is Academic Board Member – European Banking Institute and Academic Member and Fellow of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUSFIL - European Union Sustainable Finance and Law.
Fillipo Annunziatta is also visiting professor at several EU Universities, including, Antwerp, Leuven, Toulouse, London (Queen Mary) and Warwick. He is member of the editorial Board - Rivista delle Società, and referee and ad-hoc reviewer for European Company and Financial Law, Rivista delle Società, Rivista del Diritto commerciale, Banca Borsa e Titoli di Credito, Giurisprudenza Commerciale, Rivista Orizzonti del Diritto Commerciale, Banca Impresa e Società. Among other memberships, he is also Member of the Italian Associazione Orizzonti del Diritto commerciale and of Member of the Scientific Committee - Centro di ricerca interdipartimentale sul diritto europeo della banca e della finanza - Università di Roma Tre.
Dr. Marchionne is a senior lecturer in Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. He has a PhD in Economics from the Marche P. University, Italy, and his areas of expertise comprise financial crises, banking, financial regulation, and limits to economic integration. He has published in international journals such as Economic Geography, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, and he is a member of Mofir (Money and Finance Research Group), SIE (Italian Economic Society) and MEA (Midwest Economic Association).
Gabriela Figueiredo Dias
Chair of the CMVM Management Board since 2016. She holds a masters in Law from the University of Coimbra, where she also teaches.
She worked as a legal advisor and consultant in the private sector for over two decades.
In 2007, she joined the CMVM, advising on international affairs and regulatory policy.Gabriela later became director of the Department of Markets, Issuers and Information and in 2015 she took office as Vice-Chair of the CMVM.
Guillaume Prache is the managing director of BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users. He was the first chair of the ESMA Stakeholder Group and is a former vice chair of the European Commission’s FSUG (Financial Services User Group). He is currently member of the EIOPA- Insurance and ESMA Stakeholder Group. He graduated from the University of Paris-Sorbonne with a major in history, from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a major in Economics from the École Nationale D’Administration in 1985. He has taught asset management for the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager) program, and wrote two books (Politique économique contemporaine, 1989, and Les Scandales de l’épargne retraite, 2008) and various articles on economics and finance.
Guntram Wolff is the Director of Bruegel. His research focuses on the European economy and governance, on fiscal and monetary policy and global finance. He regularly testifies to the European Finance Ministers' ECOFIN meeting, the European Parliament, the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the French Parliament (Assemblée Nationale). From 2012-16, he was a member of the French prime minister’s Conseil d’Analyse Economique.
He is a board member of the international advisory council of the ULB’s Solvay Brussels School. He joined Bruegel from the European Commission, where he worked on the macroeconomics of the euro area and the reform of euro area governance. Prior to joining the Commission, he was coordinating the research team on fiscal policy at Deutsche Bundesbank. He also worked as an adviser to the International Monetary Fund. He holds a PhD from the University of Bonn.
Heinz Koller is the International Labour Organization (ILO) assistant director general and the regional director for Europe and Central Asia since 2014. In 2010, he was appointed director general at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Berlin for European and International Affairs, where he was inter alia in charge of the relations with the ILO. In this function, he was also the german Sherpa at the G20 Labour Minister Track and made a significant contribution to the G20 employment agenda. He previously worked in European integration at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs (1990-93) and joined the European Commission in 1993 with responsibilities in Single Market and Accession. Between 2000 and 2010, he was employed at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union and in 2010 he was appointed director general of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Berlin. Heinz Koller obtained degrees in Law at the University of Regensburg and Augsburg University with a major in European Law and Business Law.
Jella Benner-Heinacher has been at the leading German Shareholder Association DSW since 1991, currently as Chief Managing Director (Deputy). Previously she was President of Euroshareholders and EuroInvestors, the European Association of Investors in Brussels. Both organizations were merged into one organization EuroFinUse in January 2013 which is now called BetterFinance (BF). She currently holds the position of the vice-president at BF. Since 2001 until today, she is Chairwoman of the Expert Corporate Governance Services, ECGS, Paris/London. Jella Benner-Heinacher is member of German Stock Exchange Expert Committee, of the Consumer Panel at BaFin and of the Corporate Finance Standing Committee (CWG) at ESMA. She is an Attorney-at- law with a Master of Law Degree (U.S.A.) and holds Banking Formation.
José Manuel Campa
José Manuel Campa is the current chairperson of the European Banking Authority. After studying law and economics at the University of Oviedo and earning his PhD in economics from Harvard University, Mr. Campa taught finance at New York University and the IESE Business School and consulted for a number of international organisations including the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements and the European Commission. He is responsible for the strategic coordination of the EBA. He then served as the 10th Secretary of State for Economy of the Spanish government and was most recently Director of Regulatory affairs of the Santander Bank.
Josina Kamerling is currently the head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. She is responsible for supporting CFA Institute's EMEA policy development, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and promoting capital market integrity and investor protection issues. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms. Kamerling was a specialist adviser on financial services in the European Parliament for six years and a banker for 15 years, most notably as a senior banker in the global clients division of ING and prior to that as head of sales in the financial markets division of ING group. Ms. Kamerling holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Law and Modern Languages from Cambridge University
Karel Lannoo has been Chief Executive of CEPS since 2000, Europe’s leading independent European think tank, ranked among the top ten think tanks in the world. He is also member of the management board of the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and a member of foundation boards and advisory councils.
Karel was a member of the management board of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españolas). With an academic background in philosophy, modern history and a postgraduate diploma in European studies, he is a regular speaker at hearings of national and international institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament. He is the author of several books and opinion articles on financial markets and European politics.
Katja Langenbucher is a law professor at Goethe-University's House of Finance in Frankfurt, affiliated professor at SciencesPo, Paris, and long-term guest professor at Fordham Law School, NYC. She has held visiting positions at Sorbonne; WU Wien; London School of Economics; Columbia Law School, NYC; a Bok Visiting International Professorship at PennLaw is planned for 2022. Katja has published extensively on corporate, banking and securities law. Her book “Economic transplants – on lawmaking for corporations and capital markets” (CUP 2017) offers an interdisciplinary outlook on finance; her latest co-edited book discusses the “Capital Market Union and beyond” (MIT Press 2019). Katja’s current research projects focus on governance and institutional design of financial markets, FinTech, and artificial intelligence. She is a member of the German securities markets oversight body’s (BaFin) supervisory board and of the German Federal Ministry of Finance’s working group on capital markets law.
Luca Enriques is the professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was a member of the University of Bologna Faculty of Law (1999-2012) and of the LUISS Department of Law (2013-14). He studied Law at the University of Bologna before completing his LLM at Harvard Law School and working at the Bank of Italy while at the same time earning a doctorate degree in Business Law at Bocconi University. He has held visiting appointments at several academic institutions, among which Harvard Law School (2012-13), Cornell Law School (1999 and 2000), the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law (2015) and Sydney Law School (2019). He was a consultant to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2003-07) and an adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance (2000-06 and 2014-18) as well as a commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (2007-12). He has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate governance and financial regulation.
Lucrezia Reichlin is professor of Economics at the London Business School. She is chair of the European Corporate Governance Institute, non-executive director of AGEAS Insurance Group and sits on the Board of Morgan Stanley International and its German subsidiary. Ms Reichlin has a PhD in economics from New York University and she has held a number of different academic positions and has published widely on econometrics and macroeconomics. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. Ms Reichlin is a trustee of the Center of European Policy Research and serves in the board of several research organizations. She has previously served as Director General of Research at the European Central Bank, as a consultant to several other central banks around the world and as a chair of the Scientific Council at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.
Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, where he teaches subjects such as European Union, Competition, Economic Regulation and Financial Regulation Law, among others. He is the founder and president of the Research Center on Regulation and Supervision of the Financial Sector (CIRSF) in scientific partnership with the national financial supervisory authorities. He is vice-chair of the Single Resolution Board’s Appeal Panel and co-founder of the Luis Silva Morais/Sérgio Gonçalves de Cabo & Associados, SP, RL Law firm. He regularly publishes on financial regulation, european and competition law, with the most recent publications on banking resolution, european banking union and european financial supervision architecture.
Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union. The Commissioner’s vision for the portfolio is focused on ensuring the financial sector’s strength and stability, so that it can deliver for people, society and the environment. Before joining the Commission in October 2020, Ms McGuinness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2017. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years and was a Parliament Vice-President since 2014. In this role she oversaw relations with national Parliaments, led the Parliament’s dialogue with religious and philosophical organisations, and had responsibility for the Parliament’s communication policy. During her time in Parliament, Ms McGuinness sat on a range of committees, covering agriculture, environment, public health, budgets, petitions and constitutional affairs. Her legislative work included leading for the EPP Group on the European Climate Law, the revision of medical devices legislation, and CAP reform post-2013. As an Irish MEP representing the border region, she was outspoken on Brexit and the consequences for the EU and Ireland. In 2006-2007, Ms McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life assurance company which identified issues around weak financial regulation. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.
Manuela Veloso is the head AI Research for JP Morgan Chase and a University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science by the Carnegie Mellon University. She served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) until 2014 and is the co-founder and past president of the RoboCup Federation. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1995) and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research (1997) and is a AAAI and ACM Fellow.
Marcelo Barbosa is president of Brazilian Securities Commission, the CVM. Previously he served as the president of the Curating Council of the Estudar Foundation and was a member of both the Consulting Council of the Columbia Global Centers Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) and the Committee of Acquisitions and Fusions as well as a consultant for the Lemann Fiscal Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the State’s University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a master’s degree in Law from Columbia University in New York. He was also a professor of Commercial Law for UERJ (2000-2001), of Corporate Law for the Continuous Education Program of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas-Rio and of Concrete Cases in Corporate Law and Capital Markets for FGV-Rio.
Mário Centeno has been governor of Banco de Portugal (Portuguese Central Bank) since 20 July 2020. He was Minister of Finance from 2015 to 2020 and Eurogroup’s President from 2018 to 2020. In that capacity, he also served as President of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism. He previously held various posts at Banco de Portugal, where he began his career in 1993. Mário Centeno received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2000. He also holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and an Economics Degree from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG). He is a Professor at the Universidade de Lisboa and at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. As part of his academic work, he has authored in national and international scientific journals.
Marco Dell’Erba is Assistant Professor of Corporate & Financial Law at the University of Zurich, where he is also a member of the Blockchain Center and the Digital Society Initiative. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance at NYU Law. He previously held research positions at: NYU Law (Global Fellow) - Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and the Center for Financial Institutions; the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - Financial Regulation Laboratory of Excellence; the National University of Singapore (Singapore); and the London School of Economics (UK) as a Research Assistant in the Department of law during his PhD. He practiced law at Clifford Chance LLP (Rome) and as an independent consultant (Paris).
Marie Brière is head of the Investor Research Center at Amundi. She is an affiliate professor at Paris Dauphine University and is a senior associate researcher with the Centre Emile Bernheim, Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles. She conducts research on long term asset allocation and risk management to advise the strategic decisions of institutional investors and the design of investment solutions for individual investors. She is a member of several scientific councils, such as that of the European Capital Market Institute of CEPS, the European Savings Observatory, Inquire Europe and is a member of the expert group advising the ESMA Standing Committee on Financial Innovation. Her scientific articles have been published in academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analyst Journal. She received the Markowitz award for her article with Zvi Bodie on "Sovereign Wealth and Risk Management: A Framework for Optimal Asset Allocation of Sovereign Wealth", published in the Journal of Investment Management. She holds a PhD in economics from the University Paris X and graduated from ENSAE.
Martha Oberndorfer has been involved in many areas of the international capital markets, working in institutional fund management, asset management for private clients, M&A advisory, corporate treasury and sovereign debt management. She served the Austrian taxpayers in various functions – as head of BPK, the government owned pension fund, as head of OEBFA, the sovereign debt management office, and as head of OEBIB, the state entity where the equity participations in strategically important companies are held.
Along with navigating the debt management office during the crisis period, she supported the set-up of EFSF and ESM with technical experience and contributed to working groups at OECD and IMF. She is a member of the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group and represents individual shareholders and consumers. Martha holds supervisory and advisory board positions, including at the Austrian Shareholders Association. Martha has a deep interest for ethics and financial market integrity and wrote her PHD thesis on business ethics at the University of Linz, Austria.
Martin Moloney joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in September 2021 as secretary general.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). He also worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where he served for 16 years, previously heading up the Markets Policy, Markets Supervision, and Legal and Finance Divisions respectively.
Martin has also been an alternate member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), as well as chair of the latter’s Investment Management Standing Committee. He has been chair of the European Systemic Risk Board’s Expert Group on Investment Funds and has represented Ireland on the EU Committee of Securities Regulators.
Natasha Cazenave has been the executive director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since June 2021. She was previously managing director in charge of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate at the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers and, between 2012 and 2016, chair of IOSCO’s Policy Committee on Investment Management. Prior to that, she worked for a european consultancy specialized in corporate governance and the promotion of investor rights. She started her career in the Valuation and Business Modelling team of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Natasha Cazenave holds a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine
Nezha Hayat is the President of AMMC – Morocco’s Capital Market Authority, following her appointment in February 2016 by His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI. An ESSEC Business School Paris graduate, until her nomination she worked at Société Générale Morocco group where she became, in 2007, the first woman on a management board of a bank in the country. She started her career in Spain working in banks and brokerage houses. In 1993, she moved to Morocco as deputy director of Banque Nationale de Paris offshore unit. Then, she joined Société Générale Marocaine de Banques in 1995, where she became, in 2007, the first woman on a management board of a bank in the country. In 1999, she was elected president of the Association of stockbrokers in Morocco for two terms. She was nominated global leader for tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. She also co-founded AFEM, the association of women business leaders in Morocco, in 2000. She created le “Club des femmes administrateurs au Maroc” in 2012, to promote women in corporate boards. Nezha received an award for her “outstanding contribution to financial and professional services”, by the G8 in June 2013 in London. In March 2020, she was elected chair of IOSCO’s Africa and Middle East Committee (AMERC) for the term 2020 – 2022. She was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Officer of Wissam Al Arch (Order of the Throne) in 2013. In 2019, she was awarded, by the King of Spain, Commander of the Order of Civil Merit for her commitment and work in favor of strengthening Morocco-Spain economic relations.
Niamh Moloney is chair of the Irish government’s Commission on Taxation and Welfare. Niamh is also Professor of Financial Markets Law and Head of the Law Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Niamh also serves as an independent non-executive member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland. Niamh specializes in EU financial market regulation and wrote the first monograph on this topic (EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2014). Her other recent books include The Age of ESMA. Governing EU Financial Markets (Hart Publishing, 2018) and Brexit and Financial Services (Hart Publishing, 2018).
Pedro Matos is the academic director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management and he holds the John G. Macfarlane Family Chair in Business Administration. He is a professor of Business Administration (Finance) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His research focuses on the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets worldwide. His work has been published in top academic journals and in featured specialised press in the field of economics. Pedro Matos is an associate researcher at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and he is part of the academic advisory committee of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). His work has received multiple research grants and awards. Pedro Matos holds a degree in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a PhD in Finance from INSEAD. Prior to his PhD, he worked for IGCP and worked as a consultant for the World Bank.
Philip Stafford is editor of FT Trading Room, the Financial Times's microsite devoted to market structure, exchanges, clearing and high frequency trading. He has held this role for four years and won a Sabew award for his coverage of "flash crash" trader Navinder Sarao. As part of a 20-year career at the FT, he has also been UK stock markets editor, small cap columnist and UK technology correspondent. He has also worked for the FT in Tokyo. He started at Bloomberg as a commodities reporter in 1999 and was a key part of the team that developed online financial website FTMarketwatch during the technology boom in 2000. Prior to starting a career in journalism, was a teacher in Japan.
Pierre-Henri Conac is a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and a Professor of Financial Markets Law at the University of Luxembourg. From 1999 to 2006, he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He graduated from the University of Paris 1 in business law (1991), from HEC School of Management (1990) and from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (1994). He also earned an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (1995). Pierre-Henri Conac is the author of ‘The regulation of securities markets by the French Commission des opérations de bourse (COB) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’ which was awarded several prizes. He has been member of several working groups in the areas of securities and company law, including the EU Commission Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law of 2011 and the DG Markt Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG) in 2014. In 2020, he was appointed by the DG Justice to the new ICLEG. Since 2017, he is also the chair of the European Model Company Act (EMCA) Group. From 2011 to 2016 the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), appointed him twice to its consultative Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). He has been visiting researcher at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (2019), the University of Cambridge (2017), the Hoover Institution (Stanford, 2014) and Aarhus University (2010).
Rachana is finance editor for The Economist. Before that she wrote about Europe’s economies for the paper. She joined the staff in 2017 as business correspondent. She previously worked at the Bank of England, where she covered the UK labour market, Asian economies, and policy communication. She holds an MPhil and a BA in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge.
Randal K. Quarles
Randal K. Quarles took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and as the Vice Chair for Supervision, in October 2017. He became Chair of the Financial Stability Board in December 2018 and serves in both roles simultaneously. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, Mr Quarles founded and was managing director of the Cynosure Group and was separately a partner at The Carlyle Group. Mr Quarles also served in a variety of senior roles at the US Department of the Treasury. Prior to, and in between, his service at the Treasury, Mr. Quarles was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in their New York and London offices. He also served as the US Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund. Mr Quarles received an A.B. in philosophy and economics, summa cum laude, from Columbia in 1981 and a law degree from Yale Law School in 1984.
Ricardo Reis is the A.W. Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, after having teached at Princeton and Columbia Universities. Recent honors include the 2021 Yrjö Jahnsson Award, the 2017 Banque de France / Toulouse School of Economics junior prize in monetary economics, finance, and bank supervision for a researcher of any nationality based in Europe, and the 2016 Bernacer prize for best European economist under the age of 40 working in macroeconomics and finance. Ricardo Reis is an academic consultant at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve system, he directs the ESRC Centre for Macroeconomics in the UK. He has published widely on macroeconomics. His main areas of research are inflation expectations, unconventional monetary policies and the central bank’s balance sheet, the role of capital misallocation in the European slump and crisis, among others.
Graduated from the ESSEC business school Robert Ophèle joins the Banque de France in 1981 where he will make the largest part of his professional career in banking supervision, in developing and implementing monetary policy and in financial management of the bank. Following a secondment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he took up the position of director of the Management Control and Budget Directorate, then was appointed deputy director general Economics and International Relations, before being promoted director general Operations.
He held the position of second deputy governor of the Banque de France from January 2012 until July 2017; in this role he became a member of the Supervisory Board for the European Central Bank. On 1st August 2017 he was appointed chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Robert Patalano directs a team of economists that develop analysis and policy recommendations for the OECD's Committee on Financial Markets, its Experts Group on Finance and Digitalisation, the Working Party on Public Debt Management, and the Taskforce on Long-term Investment. In this capacity, Rob represents the OECD on the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group; the Financial Stability Board; and the NGFS, where he co-chairs the Markets Transparency workstream. Also, he oversees the Debt Transparency Initiative to operationalise the IIF Voluntary Principles of Debt Transparency. Prior to joining the OECD, Rob served on the Secretariat of the Financial Stability Board, where he led the assessment of global financial stability risks for the Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities and chaired its Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities. Previously, he held managerial and analytical roles in the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Rob earned an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan and an MA in international relations and economics from the Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Sara is Head of Group ESG at pan-European market infrastructure provider Euronext. She has been an active member of the Consultative Group of the UN-backed Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative since 2014, and in 2018 joined the Steering Committee of FC4S, the UNEP-supported network of Financial Centers for Sustainability. In June 2018 she was appointed to the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and in 2020 to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Task Force tasked with advising the European Commission on the development of an EU non-financial reporting standard. She has a Masters in Economics from Bocconi University and has authored a number of publications on sustainable finance. She also has a post-graduate certificate in Applied Anthropology from the University of Milan-Bicocca.
Serena Fatica works as a principal economist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, having previously served in its Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN). At the JRC, she currently leads a project on sustainable investing and financing, with a focus on green bonds, and develops research on firm financing and vulnerabilities in support of EU policymaking. Her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling, and others. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven and is a graduate from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.
Sir Jon Cunliffe
Sir Jon Cunliffe is the deputy governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England since November, 2013. He is also a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy and Monetary Policy Committees, the Bank’s Court of Directors and the Prudential Regulation Committee. Jon is a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and chair of the Bank for International Settlements Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures.
Jon was the UK permanent representative to the European Union, the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Europe and Global Issues and the UK Sherpa for the G8 and G20 and the Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary responsible for EU coordination.
He has a master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester and spent some time as a lecturer on English Literature at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Jon was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year Honours 2001, and made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours 2010.
Veerle Colaert holds the chair for financial law at KU Leuven University and is co-director of the KU Leuven Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law. She leads the Business Law option of the KU Leuven LL.M programme and is responsible member of the law faculty for the interdisciplinary Master in Economics, Law and Business. She is a member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (SMSG) advising the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since 1 July 2016, and is chairing the SMSG since February 2019.
She was a member of the Sanctions Commission of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) from October 2016 until July 2019. Since August 2019 she is a member of the Belgian Resolution Board. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Belgian branch of the European Association for Banking and Financial Law (AEDBF Belgium) and of the editing board of the leading Belgian review on company and financial law, TRV-RPS.
William C. Dudley
William C. Dudley is senior research scholar in the Department of Economics and Lecturer in Public Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs as well as a member of the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2009-2018 and as vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). He also served as executive vice president of the Markets Group at the New York Fed, was a partner and managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Company and was the firm’s chief U.S. economist for a decade until 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida in 1974 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California Berkeley in 1982. His recent research has focused on the lessons of the Great Financial Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic with respect to market function, financial stability, and regulation.
Georg Ringe is professor of Law and Finance at the University of Hamburg and director of its Institute of Law & Economics. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. His research focuses on questions of corporate law, capital markets, and financial regulation, from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. He is a research member with the European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels, Fellow at the European Banking Institute, Frankfurt, and co-editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation. As visiting professor, he regularly teaches at leading academic institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.