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Forthcoming OMFIF meetings

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Tara Rice, Bank for International Settlements

Forthcoming OMFIF meetings

Challenges to traditional banking: Shadow banking and BigTech

Monday 28 October, 15:00

There has been a significant shift in credit intermediation from traditional banking to the asset management industry. In addition, the post-crisis technological innovation has opened the door to big tech and fintech firms as new entrants in the provision of financial services. Tara Rice will discuss what this means for financial stability and the tools available to deal with a financial crisis, as well as how global financial institutions should respond.

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OMFIF – Bank of China seminar

China and the global economy

Tuesday 29 October, 08:30 

China is going through a period of rapid transformation. Economic liberalisation and regulatory reform are attracting investment from around the globe, reinforcing China’s position as an increasingly important player in the international financial system. To mark the 90th anniversary of the Bank of China’s London branch, OMFIF and the Bank of China convene a seminar to discuss financial reform in China.

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Investment opportunities and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s next major growth markets. While in the past, investment opportunities have been underestimated, Europe is becoming increasingly aware of the need to build its presence in the region to catch up with other global leaders. OMFIF, supported by the German state-owned development bank, KfW, and the Trade and Development Bank, convene a seminar to share expertise with European investors on opportunities and experiences of investing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jean Boivin, Managing Director and Head of Global Research, Blackrock Investment Institute

Prospects for monetary and fiscal policy coordination 

Jean Boivin joins OMFIF’s Mark Sobel to discuss the limits of conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools, and the prospect for closer co-operation between monetary and fiscal policy.

They touch upon the adverse impact of long-term low interest rates, the creation of an emergency fiscal facility and the potential risk to central bank independence.

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