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National Asset-Liability Management Europe 2013
14-15 March, The Waldorf Hilton, London
Rethinking risk in markets, portfolios and policies
Central Banking Publications is delighted to announce the dates of its 6th annual National Asset-Liability Management conference which will take place in London on the 14th & 15th March 2013.
The past twelve months have been marked by continued economic uncertainty in Europe, leading to a climate of caution, risk aversion and reserve accumulation. As growth in the global economy slows, many countries find they are having to look again at fresh stimulus packages. Elsewhere, sterilisation costs are on the rise, adding to structural imbalances. Globally, the official sector continues to strive to make good on market excesses.
Five years on from the start of the financial crisis, its impact continues to be felt on national balance sheets. Accordingly, central banks and sovereign wealth funds have been seeking ways to rebalance their investment portfolios as tolerances for credit and liquidity risk change. The task of generating acceptable returns in a low-yield environment remains a significant challenge.
In this changing financial environment, the two-day flagship event features interactive panels, unbeatable networking opportunities and thought-provoking presentations, providing the ideal forum for those charged with managing national balance sheets to discuss sensitive issues and share experiences.
This year's conference will be split into three themes; the post-crisis world; transforming portfolios; and risk & collateral management.
Key topics for the 2013 agenda include:
- Keynote address: What are the balance sheet implications of macro-prudential policies?
- Unconventional monetary policies - what have we learned?
- Developments in sovereign debt markets
- Panel discussion: Reserve currencies: what does the future hold?
- Reserve management best practice - where are we now?
- Case study: Currency diversification
- Corporate bonds and fixed income
- Panel discussion: Rebalancing reserves
- Keynote address: A European recovery success story
- Systemic risk and challenges for central banks
- Managing credit risk without the security of ratings
- Panel discussion: Risk management in central banks post crisis
Amongst others, here is a preview of the speakers already confirmed:
- Már Guðmundsson, Governor, Central Bank of Iceland
- Sophie Faber, Deputy Director, Head of Risk Control, Swiss National Bank
- Raivo Vanags, CFA ,Member of the Board, Head of Market Operations, Bank of Latvia
- Hans Blommestein, Head of Bond Market and Public Debt Management Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
- Franz Partsch, Head of Treasury-Strategy Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
- Feiran Long, Portfolio Manager, Bank of Finland
- Tetiana Unkovska, Chief Adviser of the Council, National Bank of Ukraine
- Cornelia Holthausen, Principal Adviser in the Directorate General Market Operations, European Central Bank
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