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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: Europe-U.S. Symposium: April 15-18, Eltville, Germany

Topics Include: 
• Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) and Cross Border Resolution
• Capital markets reform in the U.S. and EU
• Regulation and supervision for U.S. and EU banks
• The effect of Quantitative Easing on capital markets

Confirmed speakers include:
• Daniel Gallagher, Commissioner, SEC  (Opening Remarks)
• Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
• Ignazio Angeloni, ECB Supervisory Board, European Central Bank (ECB) (Remarks)
• David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO
• Sylvie Matherat, Global Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs & Member, Group Executive Committee (GEC), Deutsche Bank

To learn more about the Symposium, visit the event page here

To request an invitation or to learn more about any of our upcoming Symposia, email Whitney Vasey at wvasey@law.harvard.edu.

Last modified: April 17, 2015

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