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Financing the European economy after Brexit

IF Day
Business environment
Monday July 3rd, 2017 - 9:30 / 14:00

Square, rue Mont des Arts, Brussels

What financial services without London for EU 27 countries?

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When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the authorisations granted by British financial regulators to conduct financial services activities will lose their so-called European passport status. The immediate effect will be that UK regulated entities will no longer be able to provide from London a large number of services to clients based in the European Union.

This situation raises the crucial issue of knowing whether EU 27 economies and enterprises will be in a position to access the financial services that they need after Brexit.

The conference will convene business leaders, senior policy makers, regulators and experts. It will address the issue with a capital markets, asset management, insurance and banking prism.


09h00: Welcome coffee and registration

09h30: Opening remarks - Thierry Philipponnat, Director, Institut Friedland

09h40 – 11h10: Capital markets and post-trade services

  • Rick Watson, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, AFME
  • Eric Litvak, Société Générale, Chair of ISDA
  • James Cunningham, Senior Advisor, European Regulatory and Market Initiatives, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Michael Collins, Chief Executive, Invest Europe
  • Kevin Arnold, Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management (Investor Client Services), UBS
  • Moderator: Thierry Philipponnat, Director, Institut Friedland

11h10 – 11h30: Coffee break

11h30 – 12h00: Keynote speech: Olivier Guersent, Director-General, DG FISMA, European Commission

12h00 – 12h40: Asset Management

  • Peter de Proft, Director General, EFAMA
  • Urban Funered, Director of Public Policy, Fidelity International
  • Jean-Marc Goy, Counsel for International Affairs, CSSF Luxembourg
  • Moderator:  Thierry Philipponnat, Director, Institut Friedland

12h40 – 13h20: Insurance services

  • Olav Jones, deputy Director General, Insurance Europe
  • Eric Lombard, Advisor to the CEO of Generali Assicurazioni, Chairman of Europ Assistance
  • Moderator:  Thierry Philipponnat, Director, Institut Friedland

13h20: Closing remarks - Wim Mijs, Chief Executive, European Banking Federation

13h30: Buffet lunch