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Program On International Financial Systems

About PIFS

The Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) fosters the exchange of ideas on capital markets, financial regulation, and international financial systems through its acclaimed portfolio of Symposia on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century and other research activities. PIFS operates under the direction of Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems who founded the program in 1986. The Symposium series gathers senior financial leaders, high-ranking government officials, and distinguished academics from the United States and their counterparts from China, Europe, Japan, and Latin America for dialogue on the development and improvement of international capital markets, and conducts research to help support this mission.

Upcoming Events: 

Japan-U.S. Symposium: November, 5-7, 2015 • Cambridge, MA

• The end of large global banks?
• Gauging the success of the three arrows
• Rise of China: Implications for Japan, the US and the global financial markets.
• Reform of GPIF's Investment Strategy and Governance:  Implications for international capital markets

• Masatsugu Asakawa - Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
• Martin J. Gruenberg - Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
• Glenn Hubbard - Dean, Columbia Business School
• Shigesuke Kashiwagi - Chief Financial Officer, Nomura Holdings
• Ron O’Hanley - President and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Global Advisors

Visit the event page here, or to request an invite to the 2015 U.S.-Japan Symposium, contact Whitney Vasey at wvasey@law.harvard.edu.

Last modified: September 28, 2015

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