FIN-FSA conference: EU financial markets today and in the future

We have experienced a health crisis that has undermined economies worldwide. At the same time, the crisis has accelerated many existing trends.

At this conference, we will learn from distinguished speakers how the financial sector has survived the unprecedented shock, how it can retain its resilience in the midst of vulnerabilities and how it can seize opportunities in the new digital and green world.

Venue: Europaea Hall, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland. Click here for directions
Date: 2 November 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The conference will be conducted in English.

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Conference programme

8.30–9.00

Registration and coffee

 

9.00–9.20

Opening remarks

Ms. Anneli Tuominen
Director General, FIN-FSA

9.20–10.00

Banking sector resilience - the post pandemic outlook:
How do we see risks and vulnerabilities in banking sector? What are Supervisors’ key lessons learned after pandemic? Are we to see major structural changes? Is there appetite to continue finalisation of the Banking Union after pandemic? What is supervisors’ view on IT challenges and digitalisation opportunities in the banking sector?

Mr. Andrea Enria
Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

10.00–10.30

Comments on Mr. Enria's speech

Ms. Leena Mörttinen
Vice Chairman of the Board, FIN-FSA, Permanent Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance

Mr. Andrea Enria

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00–11.40

Insurance amidst a changing operational and economic environment:
Climate change, digitalisation, AI, low interest rate environment, how is insurance coping with these phenomena? Is regulation and supervision keeping pace with the changes, is there may be a need for an "SSM like" EU supervisor?

Mr. Gabriel Bernardino
Former Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

11.40–12.15

A practitioner's view of the future of the insurance business:
We are facing changing operational, technological and economic environments. The changes will affect products and services in the insurance industry, but also risks and results. How will the industry and its customers act and behave as a result of this, and what are the main threats and opportunities?

Mr. Torbjörn Magnusson
Group CEO and President, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Sampo Group

12.15–13.15

Lunch

 

13.15–14.00

Measures towards growth and financial sector stability in the EU:
What is the medium-term economic outlook after the pandemic, and what does it require from economic policy/financial sector? What is the role of the new EMU structures, the Capital Markets Union or the green digital transitions?

Mr. John Berrigan
Director General in DG FISMA, European Commission

14.00–14.45

Closing Panel Discussion:
Structural changes impacting investor behavior:
Low yield environment, the accompanying high leverage, high asset valuation and digitalisation have changed investor behaviour. Do we see trends in the market that could in these circumstances cause consumer detriment? What would be the mitigating factors?

Ms. Niina Bergring
Head of Life and Non-life Insurance Division, FIN-FSA, panel host

Mr. Steffen Kern
Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analytics, European Securities and Markets Authority

Ms. Erika Tikka
Head of External Fixed Income team, Keva

Ms. Sari Lounasmeri
CEO of the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (Pörssisäätiö)

14.45–15.00

Closing statement and thanks

Ms. Anneli Tuominen

Speakers

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Ms. Anneli Tuominen
Director General, FIN-FSA

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Mr. Andrea Enria
Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank

Ms. Leena Mörttinen
Vice Chairman of the Board, FIN-FSA, Permanent Under-Secretary, Ministry of Finance

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Mr. Gabriel Bernardino
Former Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

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Mr. Torbjörn Magnusson
Group CEO and President, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Sampo Group

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Mr. John Berrigan
Director General in DG FISMA, European Commission

Panelists

Niina_Bergring

Ms. Niina Bergring
Head of Life and Non-life Insurance Division, FIN-FSA

Steffen_Kern

Mr. Steffen Kern
Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analytics, European Securities and Markets Authority

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Ms. Erika Tikka
Head of External Fixed Income team, Keva

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Ms. Sari Lounasmeri
CEO, Foundation for Share Promotion