Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Asian Banking in Challening Financial Times

Asia Symposium 2009: Asian Banking in Challenging Times

June 25, 2009

This half-day symposium continues our tradition of examining emerging trends and issues that will impact banking and financial centers both in Asia and in the United States. Specifically, we will be taking an in-depth look at how Asia is being affected by the current global economic and financial crisis, reflecting on the direct and indirect channels through which Asian economies have been affected, as well as assessing the challenges facing Asian financial institutions.

Conference Agenda

June 25, 2009: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Welcoming Remarks 

Teresa Curran, Group Vice President, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Opening Keynote Address 
   Michael Mussa, Senior Fellow, the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Panel IImpact of the Global Financial Crisis on Asian Economies


David Fernandez, Managing Director, JP Morgan (Singapore)

Stephen Lumpkin, Principal Administrator, Financial Markets and Policies, Financial Affairs Division, OECD

Robert Madsen, Senior Fellow, MIT Center for International Studies

Dana Green (moderator), Director, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Sam Francisco

Questions and answers

Panel IIAsian Banking in a Global Recession


Sally Davies, Section Chief, International Banking and Finance, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Jason George, Sr. Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements, Rep. Office for Asia/Pacific

Walter Yao (moderator), Senior Manager, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Questions and answers

Panel IIIAsian Banks: A Closer Look

Yoshiaki Kawamata, CEO for the Americas, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Charles Ong, General Manager, Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation

Wang, Jun, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, the World Bank

Nick Hope (moderator), Director, the Stanford Center for International Development

Questions and answers Part 1
Questions and answers Part 2

Closing Remarks 
  Masaaki Tanaka, President and CEO, Union Bank
Symposium Reception