Discussing the financial system of the 21st century

The spotlight was on Europe and the US at Harvard Law School's recent symposium on the financial system of the 21st Century. Hosted by Swiss Re, the event attracted over 120 senior industry professionals.

For the second time in the event's nine-year history, Swiss Re hosted the annual Europe-US symposium at its Centre for Global Dialogue. "Building the financial system of the 21st Century: an agenda for Europe and the United States," was organised by The Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems and The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Long-term investment, extraterritoriality and the impact of a new financial paradigm were key themes discussed in a mixture of small group and plenary discussions. The invitation-only event is held under Chatham House rules in order to promote open discussions and dialogue.

Speakers at the 21-23 March event included Daniel Gallagher, Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Jean-Pierre Danthine, Vice Chairman of the Swiss National Bank. Hermann Geiger, Swiss Re's Group General Counsel and Group Management Board Member, spoke about regulation and regulatory trends. Participants included Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, and members of the European Parliament. 

For more information on the event, please contact Philippe Brahin. Further details can also be found on Harvard Law School's webpage.

Published 12 April 2013

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