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Financial Law and Regulation - June Events

30 April 2013

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In June 2013 the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary is holding a series of events in Financial Law and Regulation, in particular, a roundtable debate on ‘Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation’ with global experts in banking and finance law as well as two public lectures on the themes of 'Countercyclical Regulation and its Challenges' and 'Ring-Fencing' respectively.

The first public lecture, Countercyclical Regulation and its Challenges, will be given by Professor Patricia A McCoy, Director of the Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut, USA on 26 June 2013.

The Roundtable on Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation will be held on 27 June and aims to open up and facilitate an on-going dialogue between regulators, practitioners and the academic community on ‘what is good financial regulation post-crisis’ and the kind of principles that we would like financial markets to be governed by with special reference to the regulation of the insurance sector. It will examine in depth the limitations of systemic risk regulation and other factors that may undermine the effectiveness of macroprudential supervision and regulation. They will reflect on the role (if any) of insurance intermediaries in maintaining the stability of the financial system and set up an agenda for future research.

The final public lecture in the series, Ring-fencing, will be held on 28 June and given by Professor Steven Schwarcz, Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Capital Markets Center, Duke University, USA.

Dr Andromachi Georgosouli, Lecturer in International Commercial Law at Queen Mary, is co-organising the events and commented:

"Uncertainty about the future of insurance regulation is a growing source of concern for the industry. These events come at the right time as they offer an up to date and in-depth analysis of the issues at stake."

Event participants are able to choose from a range of package options, depending on whether they wish to attend one, two or all the events. Discounts are available for students, QM Alumni, academics, barristers, NGOs and Government Organisations.

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