Towards a Sustainable Financial System

– International high-level seminar

The break-down of Bretton-Woods, the liberalization of global finance and emerging information technologies have created a new environment for financial markets. The 2007-2008 financial crisis has exposed new systemic risks, created uncertainty about the functioning of the financial markets and especially the role of shadow banks and innovative instruments. The marked rise in volumes of the financial system and of financial investments, which risk driving asset bubbles, has also been increasingly discussed.  The issue is how to ensure a sustainable financial system that supports real investments, an economic recovery and sustainable growth.

On the 12-13th september Global Utmaning is organizing together with the Swedish House of Finance and The Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics a international high level-seminar.

The purpose of the seminar is to highlight and discuss foundational monetary policy and the principal conditions for the global financial system and to stimulate an exchange of views on a high level between Swedish and international researchers and decision-makers. It is also to spread knowledge around the challenges ahead to a broader public.

To download the complete seminar program, please click here Towards a Sustainable Financial System.

With key note speakers:
Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves
Professor Alexander Swoboda, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Martin Andersson, Director General at Finansinspektionen
Adj Professor Pehr Wissen, Managing Director, Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)
Peter Norman, Minister for Financial Markets
Professor Karolina Ekholm, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank
Professor Per Strömberg, SHoF
Dr Armin Haas, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
Ulf Dahlsten, Research Associate at LSE, Senior Advisor at GU
Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Special Advisor for Financial Markets to the Secretary-General, OECD
Professor Stefano Battiston, Zurich University
Professor Lars Jonung, Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council
Professor Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Harvard University, former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Huw Pill, Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, London
Professor Yu Yongding, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and former member of the Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China.
Dr. Michael Kumhof, Deputy Division Chief, Modeling Division, Research Department, IMF
Professor Bo Becker, Stockholm School of Economics
Professor Charles Goodhart, LSE
Anders Wijkman, Former MEP and Chairman of the Club of Rome
Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC

A summary of the seminar will be broadcast on Kunskapskanalen, SVT, at a later date.