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Challenges in Global Finance: The Role of Asia

June 11 - June 12, 2012
San Francisco, CA

Asian economies are facing increased global attention as a result of the economic and financial uncertainty that continues to affect Europe and the United States. Government officials, investors, and consumers are considering how the challenges in Europe and the United States will impact Asian trade and investments. At the same time, questions have arisen whether Asia can sustain economic growth independent of weaknesses in other key world regions and whether Asian growth and investment abroad can boost the global economy.

This conference will ask prominent policy makers, bankers, regulators, commentators, and analysts to consider the current and future global economic climate through an Asian perspective. Specifically, it will discuss the following: How have Asian economies fared and what are their prospects? What are the factors impacting Asia’s financial and banking sectors, and how will those evolve going forward? How are Asian banks and financial institutions themselves dealing with these economic and sectoral issues?

Conference Agenda

Day 1 – June 11, 2012: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Welcoming RemarksJohn C. Williams
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Video
   
Keynote AddressAsia’s Role Toward Sustainable and Balanced Global Growth
  Sakong Il (pdf, 78 kb)
ChairmanInstitute for Global Economics, Seoul
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session
Panel Discussion

Asia’s Role Toward Sustainable and Balanced Global Growth: A Discussion

 

Galina Hale
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 
(Moderator)

Robin Harding (pdf, 88 kb)
US Economics Editor, Financial Times
Video

Robert Madsen (pdf, 128 kb)
Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session

Lunch

Keynote Address

Asia in a Changing World

  Zhu Min (pdf, 55 kb)
Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund 
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session
Panel Discussion

Finance, Banking and Growth in Asia

 

Chris Cooper (pdf, 90 kb)
Partner, National Leader, US Chinese Services Group, Deloitte & Touche LLP
(Moderator)
Video

Rafael Gil-Tienda (pdf, 35 kb)
Member, Senior Advisory Board, Oliver Wyman
Presentation (pdf, 213 kb)
Video

Jesper Koll (pdf, 45 kb)
Japan Director of Research, JP Morgan
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session

Keynote Address

The Era of Linkages among Asia and across the Pacific Ocean

 

Masaaki Shirakawa (pdf, 8 kb)
Governor, Bank of Japan (presentation via live 
video link)
Presentation (pdf, 901 kb)
Remarks (pdf, 229 kb) 
Video

Day 2 – June 12, 2012: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Keynote AddressShadow Banking After the Financial Crisis
  Daniel Tarullo
Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (presentation via live video link)
Remarks
Video
Panel DiscussionBank Regulators’ Views on Challenges in Global Finance
 

Toshihide Endo (pdf, 41 kb)
Deputy Director General, Financial Services Agency, Japan 
Video

Brandon Khoo (pdf, 78 kb)
Executive General Manager, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 
Video

Liao Min (pdf, 94 kb)
President, Shanghai Branch, China Banking Regulatory Commission 
Video

Michael Taylor (pdf, 90 kb)
Advisor, Financial Stability Board
(Moderator) 
Video

Teo Swee Lian (pdf 12 kb)
Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore 
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session

Panel DiscussionPresent and Future Challenges to Banking in Asia
 

Nicholas Hope
Director, Stanford Center for International Development (Moderator)

Chng Sok Hui (pdf, 385 kb)
CFO, DBS Bank 
Video

Takashi Morimura (pdf, 138 kb)
Deputy President and Chief Executive, Global Business Unit, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Ltd.
Presentation (pdf, 303 kb) 
Video
Video – Question and Answer Session