Monday, May 19th 2014


07:00 - 07:30 pm


07:30 pm


07:30 - 07:40 pm

Welcome Speech: Wolfgang Hartmann
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation

08:10 - 08:25 pm

Dinner Speech: Jürgen Fitschen
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank AG


Tuesday, May 20th 2014


from 10:00 am


11:00 - 11:10 am

Welcome Address: Dr Lutz Raettig
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Frankfurt Main Finance

Professor Dr Rainer Klump, Vice-President, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main 

Dr Thomas Schäfer, Minister of Finance of the State of Hesse

11:20 - 12:45 am

PANEL I: State of the European Banking Union 

  • Where do we stand on the way to a banking union?
  • How will the European mechanism for bank resolution work
  • How does the Single Supervisory Mechanism work and what are the risks?
  • Functioning of a liability union
  • Do we face a credit crunch in Europe?

Keynote: Michel Barnier 
European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services

Keynote: Danièle Nouy 
Chair of the Supervisory Board European Central Bank

Chair: Prof. Dr Andreas Pfingsten
Finance Center Münster, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Panel: Stefan Bielmeier (Chief Economist, DZ BANK AG)

Adam Farkas (Executive Director, European Banking Authority)

Dr Wolf Klinz (Member of the European Parliament)

Dr Gerhard Schick (Spokesperson for financial policy, Member of Parliament, Deutscher Bundestag)

12:45 - 01:45 pm


01:45 - 02:45 pm

PANEL II: Banking and Sovereign Debt 

  • Why should state bankruptcy not be feasible in the euro zone?
  • Does the euro area need a sovereign-debt default mechanism too?
  • Learnings from Latin America 
  • Learnings from Detroit 

Introductory Statetements

Chair: Joachim von Schorlemer
Country Executive The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Panel: Carlos Thadeu de Freitas Gomes (Chief Economist, Brasilian National Confederation of Commerce (CNC))

Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Günter Franke (Chair of International Finance, University of Konstanz)

Kamil Janáček (Member of the Board, Czech National Bank)

Dr. Thomas Mayer (Senior Economic Advisor, Deutsche Bank AG)

02:45 - 03:00 pm

PANEL III: Macroprudential Risk Management

  • Countercyclical risk buffer – nice in theory, but practical too?
  • Neither liquidity ratios nor risk weighs prevented the financial crisis - why do we believe in them as remedies?
  • Do we need a unified risk assessment model? 
  • Risk weights for sovereign debt – when will they come?
  • Do clearing houses mitigate or create risks? Views from both sides of the Atlantic

Keynote: Stefan Ingves
Chair of the Advisory Technical Committee and Member of the General Board European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)

Chair: Thomas Groß
Member of the Board Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

Panelists: Dr. Andreas Dombret (Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Bundesbank)

Prof. Jan Pieter Krahnen (Chair of Corporate Finance Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)

Larry E. Thompson (Managing Director and General Counsel, DTCC)

Uwe Stegemann (Director McKinsey & Company, Inc.)

03:45 - 04:15 pm


04:15 - 04:30 pm

PANEL IV: The new hegemon or last country still standing

  • Germany’s role in the European Debt Crisis
  • Is Germany a reluctant hegemon?

Keynote: Prof. William Paterson
Honorary Professor of German and European Politics, Aston University

Chair: Jack Ewing
European Economics Editor, International New York Times

Panelists: Luis M. Linde (Governor Banco de España)

Prof. William Paterson (Honorary Professor of German and European Politics Aston University)

Tomáš Sedláček (Chief Macroeconomic Strategist Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (CSOB))

Dr. Theodor Waigel (Former Minister of Finance Federal Republic of Germany)

05:15 - 05:30 pm

Closing Remark: tbd

ca. 05:30 pm