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Special Events

Upcoming Event: Retail Payment Systems Conference, February 26, 2015, NYC

Join us for a one-day conference on Retail Payment Systems, sponsored by MasterCard and co-hosted by PIFS.

February 26, 2015
8:00am - 4:30pm
North/Biddle Room
Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street
New York, New York

Topics include:
• How do retail payment systems actually create value?
• What have been the key productive innovations in the retail payment system in the last decade? Are the use of mobile payment and digital money among them?
• What are the policy grounds for state intervention in the payment systems and do
such interventions produce unintended, undesirable consequences?
• What are the risks for global interoperability posed by a lack of coordinated national regulation and state interventions in the operations of retail payment systems?

Panelists, Speakers and Moderators Include:
• Yussur Abrar, African Development Bank
• Massimo Cirasino, International Bank for Reconstruction Development (World Bank)
• Andi Dervishi, International Finance Corporation
• Peter Ehmke, Edgar Dunn
• Joel Feinberg, Sidley Austin
• Sven Gentner, EU Delegation to the U.S.
• Ben Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
• Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
• Tim Jones, Nest UK
• Ronald Mann, Columbia University School of Law
• Geoffrey Manne, International Center for Law & Economics
• Stephen Mwaura, Central Bank of Kenya
• Bjorn Segendorf, Sveriges Riksbank
• Bruce Summers, Retired Director, Federal Reserve Information Technology
• Karen Webster, Market Platform Dynamics
• Ather Williams, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

For additional information, please contact J Weinstein at jweinstein@law.harvard.edu.

Recent Event: Socratic Panel: Dodd-Frank and the Regulation of Insurance Companies

December 11, 2013, 10:00am - 12:00pm 
Knight Studio at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Hosted by Harvard Law School and sponsored by Metlife, Inc. and the American Council of Life Insurers

"Should life insurance companies be designated as Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) and if so, how should they be regulated?"

Small group of leading experts, from the public and private sectors, will engage in a moderated panel discussion for 1.5 hours, with audience Q&A during the final 20 minutes. 

Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

Confirmed Panelists:
• Hara Amdemariam - Managing Director, Lazard
• Douglas Elliott - Fellow, The Brookings Institution
• Michael Gibson - Director, Bank Supervision, Federal Reserve Board
• Scott Harrington - Professor, Wharton School of Business
• Thomas Holzheu - Senior Economist, Swiss Re America
• Olav Jones - Deputy Director General, Insurance Europe
• Til Schuermann - Partner, Oliver Wyman
• Susan Voss - Former President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Organize an Event

PIFS is available to organize special events and tailored programming for interested parties on international finance, capital markets, and regulatory issues. The events, which PIFS has organized for major corporations, nonprofits, and trade associations, are designed to meet individual needs and to educate a range of audiences, including clients, employees, senior management, and board members. For more information on how PIFS can create a special program for your organization, please contact James Apostol at japostol@law.harvard.edu.

Click here to learn about past events organized by PIFS. 

Last modified: December 04, 2014

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