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Shadow Banking: A European Perspective



Department of International Politics,
City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC)


Conference Details

The global financial crisis of 2007-09 brought to light the existence of a complex web of financial intermediation that over the past few decades has evolved in parallel to the official regulated banking system. The highly complex ways of linking borrowers with agents in the capital markets was dubbed 'the shadow banking system', reflecting the opaque and often invisible nodes that connect official banking and its shadow segments. Many accounts attribute the global financial crisis to the spread of shadow banking; several years into the crisis, shadow banking still accounts for about a third of the total banking assets globally. Recent estimations suggest that the European shadow banking is now of similar size to the US one, having grown steadily while the US contracted. In recognition of the systemic importance of the European shadow banking, the European Commission is actively searching for regulatory answers to preserve financial stability.

This two-day conference investigates the phenomenon of Shadow Banking, one of the most complex challenges brought up by the global financial crisis. The event brings together leading academics, regulators and practitioners working on the issues, processes and impact of financial innovation today.

Speakers include:

Antoine Bouveret (European Securities and Markets Authority)
Ben Cohen (Bank for International Settlements)
Gary Dymski (Leeds Business School)
Brooke Masters (Financial Times)
Perry Mehrling (Barnard College)
Thorvald Grung Moe (Norges Bank)
Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University London)
Zoltan Pozsar (Senior Adviser, US Treasury)

Details of the conference can be found in the conference programme. Further information, including abstracts, is also available on the conference website.

Conference attendance

Delegates can book a place through the "sign up" button on this page. They will be required to fill out a registration form and subsequently pay the appropriate conference fees:

Delegate attendance: £100 + VAT
Student delegate attendance: £50 + VAT
Conference dinner (optional): £30 + VAT

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Further Details

The conference is supported by the Department of International Politics, City University, City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC), COST action group of the EU, and is hosted by Cass Business School.

Academic Committee: Barbara Casu, Victoria Chick, Daniela Gabor, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Barbara Sennholz-Weinhardt.

Organisation Committee: Luigi Russi, Shelly Gottfried, Anastasia Nesvetailova.

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When & where

From Friday 1st February 2013 to Saturday 2nd February 2013

Cass Business School 106 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom