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MFA Hosts Second Annual Global Finance Forum

Posted on April 20, 2018

MFA this month co-hosted the second annual Global Finance Forum, entitled “Capital Markets, Growth & the Economy of Tomorrow.” The forum, which coincided with the IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, DC, began with keynote remarks from Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard. Following the Governor’s remarks were two question and answer sessions: one between MFA President and CEO Richard H. Baker and Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and the second between FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken and Chief Economist to the Vice-President Mark Calabria. The event concluded with Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England delivering remarks and participating in a question and answer session with SIFMA President and CEO Ken Bentsen.

During their conversation, Mr. Baker and Vice-President Dombrovskis discussed the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union initiative, industry concerns on portfolio delegation, data security, sustainable finance, and Brexit.

Click here to watch Lael Brainard’s keynote remarks.
Click here to watch the Q&A session between MFA President and CEO Richard Baker and EC Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.
Click here to watch the Q&A sessions between FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken and Chief Economist to the Vice-President Mark Calabria and Sir Jon Cunliffe and SIFMA President and CEO Ken Bentsen.

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