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Financial Risk and Stability Network is an independent non-profit organisation based in Berlin focusing on regulation, financial stability, institutional frameworks and financial sector reforms in the EU. It contributes to the provision of information, research and views exchange via its activities and events. The approach is to foster policy-dialogue with the intention to advance reforms and conribute to solving issues in the EU.

The organisation is a recognised non-profit limited company, legally named FRS Financial Risk and Stability gGmbH, ruled by German law. It is registered, tax-exempted and acting in the notion of public interest. FRS is scientific based and essentially policy oriented. It presents a valuable, useful platform to bridge academic and policymaking expertise, involving regulatory authorities, industry, institutions and civil society.

Independence, transparency as well as a critical and constructive perspective are core principles of the non-profit organisation. FRS stimulates research and opinion making, engages in education, advances the policy debate, and brings together the concerned stakeholders in open exchange and debate formats. The approach is dialogue- and research driven, also encouraging science in more vigorously addressing policy issues.

NETWORK EVENTS  2013 – 2021

FSC Research Workshop 2021

The FSC Research Workshop was held in the afternoon of 19 November as a virtual event. It deepened and discussed critical aspects of the preceding Financial Stability Conference topics. Four policy papers as well as the last issue of the Financial Stability Review had been presented and discussed.
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Financial Stability Conference 2021

The Financial Stability Conference (FSC) 2021 was held on 18 and 19 November as a virtual event. Main topics have been the implications of pandemic financial effects, climate change risks and the role of central banks in the era of climate change as well as the review of the crisis management and deposit insurance framework in the EU.
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Discussions@FRS – run#2

In the second edition of the virtual exchange platform we discussed topical issues as well as critical aspects in the context of the European Commission review of the crisis management and deposit insurance framework, with a special focus on the impediments to the resolution of medium-sized banks.
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Discussions@FRS – run#1

Discussions@FRS is the exchange platform to be run according to topical issues. In the first run of this online format in 2021 we discussed the dimensions of coronavirus crisis effects on financial stability and banks in the EU as well as the implications of measures taken at policy levels in response to the pandemic.
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FRS Research Workshop 2020

FRS Policy Workshop was held on 6 November 2020 as online event. The workshop addressed various aspects of the given four thematic clusters with a focus on topical issues in the context of the corona crisis.
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Financial Stability Conference 2019

Financial Stability Conference on 28 Oct. 2019 in Berlin. Speakers of this policy-oriented public discussion event were inter alia Christina Dias, Giorgio Gobbi, Martin Hellwig, Levin Holle, Korbinian Ibel, Sebastiano Laviola, Michala Marcussen, Nicoletta Mascher, Sébastien Raspiller and many others.
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FSC Colloquium 2019

FSC Colloquium on Resolution 20 June 2019 in Brussels. This was the inaugural FRS-SRB joint event bridging academic with policy-making expertise and addressing senior scientists with a research focus on aspects of the resolution framework.
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FSC Research Workshop 2019

FSC Research Workshop on 29 Oct. 2019 in Berlin. This was the second policy papers presentation workshop accompanying the Financial Stability Conference to deepen and discuss relevant aspects of the conference topics and stability issues. Seven high-quality papers from researchers all over Europe were presented and intensely discussed.
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Financial Stability Conference 2018

“From Risk Reduction to Risk Sharing: How to align opposing Policy Concepts and shape a balanced financial Architecture in the EU” on 31 Oct. 2018 in Berlin. Elisa Ferreira, Daniel Hardy, Samy Harraz, Steffen Kern, Dennis Kelleher, Jörg Kukies, Reza Moghadam, Danièle Nouy, Thorsten Pötzsch, Odile Renaud-Basso, Rolf Strauch, and many others were among the speakers.
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FSC Research Workshop 2018

FSC Research Workshop on 1 Nov. 2018 in Berlin. The workshop was accompanying the preceding Financial Stability Conference and discussed relevant aspects of the conference topics. Presenters were inter alia Cecilia del Barrio, Jure Jeric, Philipp Schaz, Michael Schillig, Agnieszka Smoleńska, Katia Vozian, and others.
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Financial Stability Conference 2017

“EU at Crossroads: How to respond to Misalignments in Bank Regulation and achieve a consistent financial Framework” 18 Oct. 2017 in Berlin. Ignazio Angeloni, Andrea Enria, Elke König, Odile Renaud-Basso, Vincenzo La Via, Denis Beau, Klaus Regling, Francesco Mazzaferro, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Beverly Hirtle, Philippe Lamberts, and others were among the speakers.
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Financial Stability Conference 2016

“How to fix the Deficiencies in the EU Financial System? Bank-State-Nexus, Business Models and the missing Level Playing Field” on 3 Nov. 2016 in Berlin. Speakers have been, inter alia, Catherine Mann, Dietrich Domanski, Roberto Gualtieri, Klaus Düllmann, Emiliano Tornese, Robert Jenkings, Claudia Buch, Erik Nielsen, Piers Haben, Dominique Laboureix, and others.
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Financial Stability Conference 2015

“How to design the future EU Financial System? Resolution Framework, Crisis Prevention and Capital Markets Union” on 28 Oct. 2015 in Berlin. Keynotes were held by Elke König and Vitor Constâncio. Speakers have been inter alia Olivier Jaudoin, Fatima Pires, Christophe Nijdam, Monica Marcucci, Stijn Claessens, Rolf Strauch, and others.
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Financial Stability Conference 2014

“The Comprehensive Assessment, the New Role of the ECB and Limits of a Common Supervision in the EU” on 30 Oct. 2014 in Berlin. Keynote speakers have been Thomas Hoenig and Erkki Liikanen. Among the speakers were Mathias Dewatripont, Sylvie Matherat, Jukka Vesala, Charles Goodhart, Aerdt Houben, Thomas Wieser, José Vinals, and others.
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Financial Stability Conference 2013

“The Single Resolution Mechanism and the Limits of Bank Regulation” on 8 Nov. 2013 in Berlin. Speakers have been inter alia Thomas Steffen, Ramon Fernandez, Mario Nava, Elisa Ferreira, Korbinan Ibel, Pierre Wunsch, Gerhard Schick, Thomas von Lüpke, and others.
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Speakers and Discussants 2013 to 2019 (alphabetic)

Prof. Kern Alexander, University of Zurich; Dr. Ignazio Angeloni, European Central Bank; Denis Beau, Bank of France; Dr. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Société Générale; Giuseppe Boccuzzi, Italian Interbank Deposit Protection Fund; Prof. Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam; Günter Borgel, Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation; Ralph Brinkhaus, Member Deutscher Bundestag, CDU; Prof. Claudia Buch, Deutsche Bundesbank; Lee Buchheit, Cleary Gottlieb; Costanza Bufalini, Unicredit; Prof. José Manuel Campa, Banco Santander; Prof. Elena Carletti, Bocconi University; Prof. Stijn Claessens, Bank for International Settlements; Lorenzo Codogno, London School of Economics and LC Macro Advisors; Dr. Vitor Constâncio, European Central Bank; Prof. Jean-Pierre Danthine, Paris School of Economics; Willem Pieter de Groen, CEPS; Giuseppe De Martino, Italian Ministry of Finance; Dr. Maria Demertzis, Bruegel; Dr. Saskia de Vries-van Ewijk, De Nederlansche Bank; Prof. Mathias Dewatripont, National Bank of Belgium; Cristina Dias, European Parliament; Dr. Thomas Dohrn, Federal Ministry of Finance; Dietrich Domanski, Bank for International Settlements; Dr. Klaus Duellmann, European Central Bank; Colin Ellis, Moodys; Prof. Henrik Enderlein, Hertie School of Governance; Andrea Enria, European Banking Authority; Markus Ferber, European Parliament, EVP; Ramon Fernandez, French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry; Santiago Fernández de Lis, BBVA; Dr. Elisa Ferreira, Bank of Portugal; Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, DIW Berlin; Prof. Clemens Fuest, Ifo Institute; Sven Giegold, European Parliament, The Greens; Giorgio Gobbi, Bank of Italy; Prof. José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA; Prof. Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics; Rebekah Goshorn Jurata, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Sylvie Goulard, European Parliament, ALDE; Andrew Gracie, Bank of England; Peter Grasmann, European Commission; Prof. Reint Gropp, Halle Institute for Economic Research; Dr. Roberto Gualtieri, European Parliament, S&D; Piers Haben, European Banking Authority; Dr. Daniel Hardy, International Monetary Fund; Samy Harraz, Single Resolution Board; Prof. Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; Dr. Dierk Hirschel, United Services Union Verdi; Dr. Beverly Hirtle, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Thomas Hoenig, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Transparency International EU; Dr. Levin Holle, German Federal Ministry of Finance; Dr. Dietmar Hornung, Moody’s; Dr. Aerdt Houben, De Nederlandsche Bank; Dr. Korbinian Ibel, European Central Bank; Olivier Jaudoin, French Prudential Supervisory and Resolution Authority; Robert Jenkins, London Business School; Dr. Andy Jobst, World Bank; Prof. Bart Joosen, VU University Amsterdam; Dennis Kelleher, Better Markets; Dr. Steffen Kern, European Securities and Markets Authority; Prof. Christian Kirchner, Humboldt-University Berlin; Dr. Elke König, Single Resolution Board; Dr. Matthias Kollatz, Senate for Finance of Berlin; Dr. Jörg Kukies, German Federal Ministry of Finance; Dominique Laboureix, Single Resolution Board; Philippe Lamberts, European Parliament; Sebastiano Laviola, Single Resolution Board; Erkki Liikanen, Bank of Finland; Prof. Catherine Mann, OECD; Monica Marcucci, Bank of Italy; Michala Marcussen, Société Générale; Sylvie Matherat, Deutsche Bank; Francesco Mazzaferro, European Systemic Risk Board; Marco Mazzucchelli, Bank Julius Baer; Liz Meneghello, HM Treasury; Martin Merlin, European Commission; Nicoletta Mascher, European Stability Mechanism; Dr. Srobona Mitra, International Monetary Fund; Dr. Reza Moghadam, Morgan Stanley; Prof. Luís Morais, University of Lisbon; Dr. Mario Nava, European Commission; Dr. Maria Nieto, Bank of Spain; Christophe Nijdam, Finance Watch; Danièle Nouy, European Central Bank; Prof. Alessio Pacces, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Dr. Wilfried Paus, Deutsche Bank; Prof. Alessandro Penati, Quaestio Capital Management; Thierry Philipponnat, Institut Friedland; Fatima Pires, European Central Bank; Dr. Thorsten Pötzsch, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority; Sébastien Raspiller, French Ministry for the Economy and Finance; Klaus Regling, European Stability Mechanism; Odile Renaud-Basso, French Ministry for the Economy and Finance; Prof. Georg Ringe, University of Hamburg; Prof. Jörg Rocholl, ESMT Berlin; Dr. Sven Schelo, Linklaters; Dr. Gerhard Schick, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; Dr. Reto Schiltknecht, FINMA; Prof. Isabel Schnabel, University of Bonn; Carsten Schneider, SPD; Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker, Bruegel; Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, German Federal Ministry of Finance; Carola Schuler, Moody’s; Prof. Helmut Siekmann, Goethe-University Frankfurt; Luigi Federico Signorini, Bank of Italy; Dr. Thomas Steffen, Federal Ministry of Finance; Christian Stiefmüller, Finance Watch; Dr. Rolf Strauch, European Stability Mechanism; Dr. Christian Thimann, Axa; Emiliano Tornese, European Commission; Dominik Treeck, Oliver Wyman; Prof. Tobias Tröger, Goethe University Frankfurt; Dr. Natacha Valla, European Investment Bank; David Vegara, European Stability Mechanism; Mark Venus, BNP Paribas; Nicolas Véron, Bruegel and IPPE; Dr. Jukka Vesala, European Central Bank; Dr. José Vinals, International Monetary Fund; Prof. Xavier Vives, IESE Business School; Thomas von Lüpke, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority; Dr. Leopold von Thadden, European Central Bank; David Walker, International Association of Deposit Insurers; Matthias Wargers, Erste Abwicklungsanstalt; Thomas Wieser, Euro Working Group; Dr. Guntram Woff, Bruegel; Dr. Pierre Wunsch, National Bank of Belgium; Dr. Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Peterson Institute for International Economics