ILF Conference on 21 Jan: "Too Big to Fail III: Structural Reform Proposals - Should We Break Up the Banks?"

Should we split up the banks and, if so, how? That is the question posed by the Volcker Rule and the Vickers and Liikanen Reports. The Volcker Rule has been finalized and enactment of Vickers and Liikanen is pending.

Why we have arrived at this point and whether this is a good idea will be discussed on January 21, 2014 at the third in the ILF's series of day-long conferences on Too Big to Fail.

The program is enclosed and we hope you will all join us to hear Andreas Dombret, Member of the Management Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank discuss the issues involved, together with public sector officials, including representatives of the Bank of England, Her Majesty's Treasury and the European Commission, representatives of prominent think tanks, including the Peterson Institute and the Brookings Institution, and international practitioners from the US and the UK.


Welcome and Introduction

Andreas Cahn, Director, Institute for Law and  Finance


Cutting the Gordian Knot or Splitting Hairs – The Debate about Breaking up Banks

Andreas Dombret, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bundesbank


Structural Reform – What and Why

Andy Haldane, Executive Director Financial Stability, Bank of England


What kind of financial system do we want? A global private sector perspective

Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank

11:00   C O F F E E  B R E A K


Drawing the lines in Europe: the UK, the EU and Liikanen

Lowri Khan, Director Financial Stability, Her Majesty’s Treasury

Jan Krahnen, Member of the Liikanen Group and Professor of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt

Miguel De La Mano, Head of Unit Analysis of financial market issues, European Commission

13:00    L U N C H


The Volcker Rule

Debra F. Stone, Counsel and Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


What kind of financial system do we want? A global public policy perspective

Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

15:00            C O F F E E  B R E A K


What the arguments in favor of structural reform leave out

Douglas Elliott, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Randall Guynn, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Davis Polk & Wardwell


But isn’t a credible resolution regime the real answer?

Simon Gleeson, Partner, Clifford Chance



Patrick Kenadjian, Senior Counsel,  Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


Regular price

€ 350,00

Special price

€ 220,00

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Terms & Conditions:

Upon receipt of your registration you will receive an invoice for the registration fee of EUR 350 (ILF Sponsors: EUR 220). VAT is not applicable. Payment must be received prior to the conference. Registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks. Registered participants can appoint a replacement or cancel their registration no later than January 16. The ILF reserves the right to make changes to the program or to cancel the conference. In case of cancellation by the ILF registration fees will be refunded.