Programme

16 March 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00 CET

Post-Pandemic Recovery

10:00 - 10:05

Opening remarks by Peter Derendinger, SFC Chairman  & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote remarks by Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board 

10:20 - 10:50

Exchange of viewsPost-Pandemic Recovery:

Economic Stocktaking, Outlook and Projection

A conversation with:

  • Roberto Gualtieri, Former Italian Minister of Economy and Finance 

  • Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of UBS Group

Moderated by David Wright, Chairman of EUROFI

10:50 - 11:50

Panel I | Post-Pandemic Recovery:

Lessons Learned and Adjustments in the Banking Sector

The combination of government stabilization efforts and banks' support to their clients allowed to effectively limit the economic fallout of the pandemic despite unprecedented disruptions.

This panel will discuss the lessons from the crisis for the policy framework: what has worked, what still needs to be done and what has led to unintended consequences? It will address issues such as pro-cyclicality, capital and liquidity buffers, market fragmentation and ring fencing, how return to sustainable RoE ratios, etc.

The panel will also look at the perspectives of the European banking sector and the regulatory framework in the new context, as well as it will reflect on the role of the financial sector in the recovery, by discussing how banks are part of the path to recovery and how third country banks can contribute further in that direction.

Panelists:

  • Mark Branson, CEO of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

  • Paulina Dejmek Hack, Director for General Affairs, DG FISMA at the European Commission

  • Kerstin af Jochnick, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism

  • Carolyn Rogers, Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision 

  • Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of UBS Group

Moderated by Rebecca Christie, Visiting Fellow, Bruegel

11:50 - 12:00

Closing remarks by Peter Derendinger, SFC Chairman  & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

18 March 2021 | 14:30 - 16:30 CET

New Growth Models

14:30 - 14:35

Opening remarks by Lukas Gähwiler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Switzerland AG.

14:35 - 14:50

Keynote remarks by Ueli Maurer, Swiss Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Finance

14:50 - 15:30

Exchange of views | Post-Pandemic Economy: Towards Green and
Digital Transitions

A conversation with:

  • José Manuel Campa, Chair of the European Banking Authority

  • Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse Group

Moderated by David Wright, Chairman of EUROFI 

15:30 - 16:20

Panel II | Post-Pandemic Economy:

Towards Green and Digital Transitions

The recovery will accelerate the transition towards a green and digital economy which lies at the heart of the European Green Deal and the Digital Single Market. The European Commission will soon present a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and it has published a Digital Finance Strategy last year, thus illustrating the importance that the financial sector will play in the green and digital transitions.

Key integration projects like the CMU and Banking Union are given renewed impetus as they become even more important in the post-pandemic economic recovery. They are complementary to the objectives of the Green Deal and the Digital Single Market. The CMU sets out crucial framework conditions for a successful transition towards a green and digital economy.

This panel will discuss recent progress and future goals in green and digital finance and the actions needed to foster Europe’s competitiveness as well as to limit the risk of fragmentation. Further, we will reflect on the importance of the relationship between the EU and third countries.

Panelists:

  • Isabel Benjumea, MEP 

  • Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

  • Sabine Mauderer, Chair of NGFS’ “Scaling-up green finance” workstream, Executive Board Member of Deutsche Bundesbank

  • Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse Group

  • Daniela Stoffel, State Secretary for International Finance at the Swiss Federal Department of Finance

Moderated by Rebecca Christie, Visiting Fellow, Bruegel

16:20 - 16:30

Closing remarks by Lukas Gähwiler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Switzerland AG.